Analyst, Demand Planning Experienced

Location: Minnetonka, MN (55345)
Company: CHS Inc
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 6 days ago

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS Inc. is a $38B global company with operations in the agriculture and energy sectors. The company is undergoing an exciting transformation with Sales and Operations Planning as a key strategic enabler, driving the need for a Demand Planner. The Demand Planner supports the Sales & Operations Planning team by effectively forecasting a product line of the agriculture sector of CHS, utilizing multiple forecast inputs including history, market dynamics, commercial forecast, financial inputs, etc. In addition, this role will support the implementation of SAP-IBP, including maintaining the data design framework for their product line to support a sustainable process. To be successful, this individual needs to balance quantitative forecast development with collaborative skills to gather business intelligence from cross-functional stakeholders.

This position is located in our Inver Grove Heights, MN office and works a hybrid schedule.


Forecast Creation, Maintenance, and Communication

  • Execute the global demand forecasting process for the agriculture commodity product line
  • Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns
  • Recommend solutions to drive planning performance through KPIs (accuracy, bias, and forecast value add)
  • Successfully communicate forecast and performance gaps as part of the S&OP process

Collaboration with Cross-Functional Stakeholders

  • Review gaps between market, model, commercial, and financial plans and facilitate dialogue on steps for closure
  • Ensure stakeholders are aware of forecast performance KPIs and opportunities to improve
  • Collaborate via the S&OP process to ensure inventory and supply plans meet sales teams needs and required service levels to the demand plan

System Parameter and Record Maintenance

  • Support implementation of SAP-IBP, including maintaining the data design framework for their product line to support a sustainable process
  • Utilize alerts to future forecast performance risks to proactively resolve with teams
  • Evolve system with process maturity, moving from manual to statistical to AI/ML capabilities as the process improves

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in Supply Chain and Procurement and/or Demand Planning

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, economics, mathematics, or other relevant fields
  • Advanced data analytic skills including machine learning, AI, and statistical software
  • Experience with design and implementation of an integrated planning solution
  • Experience in international commodity supply chain with specific focus on agricultural trade
  • CHS Lean Bronze Certification or equivalent Lean Certification
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills; especially in the areas of complex planning and problem solving

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Web Reference : AJF/432781948-202
Posted Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2022

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