Senior Manager II, Demand Planning

Senior Manager II, Demand Planning

What you'll do at

Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy. Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events. Directs forecast analysis for assigned department by identifying and analyzing factors that impact customer demand for products; designing and conducting statistical forecast analysis and ad hoc reports to incorporate impacting factors and identify trends, performance, and concerns; evaluating historical data; determining and incorporating demand forecast inputs; conducting error analysis in order to identify gaps or concerns; adjusting forecasting model based on changes to customer demand and trends; communicating forecast, including risks, uncertainty, and assumptions; and collaborating with key stakeholders to align demand forecasts to business plans. Manages inventory management process and strategy improvement for categories or department by evaluating and identifying factors that impact department and item performance; analyzing opportunities and gaps; developing solutions to address opportunities and gaps; recommending system settings that support the department strategy and align to business plans and financial goals; collaborating with key stakeholders to gain alignment for recommendations; and completing and maintaining inventory management settings in order to drive consistency and effectiveness. Directs demand management processes and analytical models and reviews the results for impact by collaborating with leadership at category or department level on recommendations for model and process change for a category or department only; partnering with key stakeholders to implement process and tools; recommending improvements to process and tools based on results in category group or department; and performing tests to track results on process, system, and model changes. Oversees the development and implementation of demand management processes and analytical models by collaborating on implementation and testing plan for designed changes for a total business unit; identifying process, data, and reporting needs; identifying areas of positive business impact; developing recommendations on model and process changes; providing guidance to key stakeholders on optimization opportunities and impacts; partnering with key stakeholders to teach optimized processes and tools; testing and tracking results on process, system, and model changes; and incorporating results into processes and model changes. Manages demand forecast optimization by researching and recommending improved forecasting techniques, methods, and approaches; adapting, improving, and documenting best practice standards; updating demand analysis models based on learnings and industry best practices; identifying automation opportunities; engaging stakeholders to develop tool requirements; recommending approaches, processes, and procedures; forecasting business impact of process and system automation solutions; and building support for deploying new processes and tools. Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Business, or related field and 4 years’ experience in analytics, industrial engineering, supply chain, merchandising, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in analytics, industrial engineering, supply chain, merchandising, or related area. Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Statistics, Business, or related field and 4 years’ experience in analytics, industrial engineering, supply chain, merchandising, or related area OR 6 years’ experience in analytics, industrial engineering, supply chain, merchandising, or related area.

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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