Lennox Demand Planner III in Richardson, Texas
Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.
Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.
We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Under limited direction, responsible for developing and maintaining a demand (sales) forecast for finished goods and/or parts & supplies to drive financial and inventory decisions. May also guide other demand planners on more complex tasks.
Articulates advanced forecasting, economic knowledge and statistical expertise in preparing a sales forecast in units and dollars, and has sole ownership and accountability for creating short term and long term demand plans to support a multi-billion dollar business unit. Develops the demand consensus forecast for complex and highly visible finished goods and/or parts & supplies, utilizing the statistical forecast as the baseline and incorporating new business, promotions, external market factors, and new product introductions. Works with sales, marketing, finance, and product management to gather the necessary information and drive forecasting accountability throughout the organizations. Determines the best metrics to use to identify and address forecast issues. Develops new and innovative methods of analyzing data and determines which methods to apply. Develops proactive strategies to anticipate and mitigate issues and risks with respect to forecasting. Responsible for the configuration, parameters, and key figures in the Demand Planning system and recommends & implements improvements to the process. Identifies demand planning system and process improvements. Fine tunes forecast model parameters and relevant hierarchies. Insures quality of team's forecast, and assists in consolidating and aggregating data for team analysis May provide direction and training to less experienced team members.
Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferable in Supply Chain/Logistics Management or Business Administration. Masters Degree preferred. Requires at least 5 years Supply Chain experience, with at least 2 years Demand Planning.
Requires a broad understanding of statistical methodologies, strong abilities in forecasting and maintaining demand planning systems, and strong skills with SAP/APO or another advanced planning system. Broad knowledge of Supply Chain Management and working in a consensus, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) environment. Good understanding of best practices in demand planning. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and training skills. Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and solid Customer Relations skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Requisition # 2019-18766
Shift / Hours Regular
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