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Demand Planner - Shelton, CT

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300 Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Position Overview

Reporting to the WBP Senior Demand Planning Manager, develop and monitor finished goods forecasts trends/planning policies in IBP and SAP. Using the SAP IBP Demand Planning & Inventory Optimization tools, this position drives the company cash flow, inventory days on hand and service goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze assigned finished goods priorities/exceptions & update SAP and/or IBP Demand Planning in accordance stocking reviews (MTS vs MTO), forecast reviews using forecast accuracy measures & safety stock min-max levels.
  • Coordinate & lead Demand Forecast Consensus monthly meeting with Product Marketing & Finance to align and drive a 12-month future forecast in IBP Demand Planning and SAP.
  • Monitor and modify planning parameters as changes in business and/or market dictate.
  • Develop new material forecast and stocking plan from NPD (New Product Development) projects. Align with Product Marketing to ensure plan meets NPD project expectations.
  • Coordinate & develop the materials’ phase out plan from line deletions produced from Product Marketing.
  • Analyze the yearly recast of ABC codes.
  • Participate in monthly WBP SIOP meetings.
  • Minimize excess & obsolete inventory with monthly reviews with Product Marketing.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the WBP Senior Demand Planning Manager.

Skills and Experience

  • SAP, MS office including Intermediate MS Excel and Access type user, and Power BI or other reporting tools.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Demand Planning.
  • Supply chain knowledge – a demand planner with an in-depth understanding of the supply chain and how it functions.
  • Familiarity with statistics – a solid understanding of applied math and the statistical software programs used to create forecasts.
  • Analytical thinking – an ability to analyze and use critical thinking skills on a regular basis is key.
  • Creative thinking – the ability to think outside of the box and devise creative solutions to various problems.
  • Presentation skills – even though much of a demand planner’s work focuses on forecasting, analyzing, and tracking, they must also explain to others why they recommend certain moves.
  • Interpersonal skills – although demand planners complete a significant amount of their work independently, they must also interact with others who affect the forecasting process.
  • This position requires a detailed oriented individual who can rationalize data to confidently make decisions quickly.
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Education

Bachelors Degree in Other Technology or Business

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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