Ingredion Incorporated Demand Planner in IL, United States

Ingredion is in search of a Demand Planner that will be responsible for maintaining a 24+ month forward-looking demand plan in JDA. This position is a key driver in ensuring that forecasts are reasonable and reflective of current sales and marketing plans as well as current market conditions. This role is highly visible, collaborative, and has a significant impact on the business. The individual will partner with Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Finance to meet sales and service level objectives to ensure delivery of a positive Customer Experience. Decision making is data driven and analytical so technical skills are a must for continuous improvement initiatives.

The Demand Planner will perform the following:

  • Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns

  • Create analytical/statistical reports to support demand planning, such as forecasting exceptions and forecasting error

  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities

  • Successfully communicate forecast and inventory estimations to team and cross-functional partners

  • Monitor and report on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies

  • Conduct monthly forecast maintenance in JDA

  • Support Demand Planning Managers in demand reviews as well as other meetings or activities as needed

  • Maintain product maintenance systems and provide technical support with process improvements and demand planning initiatives

Ingredion is seeking an individual that holds the following skills and requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a demand planning/forecasting role

  • JDA experience strongly preferred

  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures

  • Highly analytical with strong mathematical and statistical knowledge

  • Ability to influence across all levels of an organization

  • Capability to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Show a strong understanding of root-cause analysis and the use of data for decision making

  • Meets deadlines and work under pressure and display willingness to make timely decisions

  • Ability to travel as necessary

Ingredion adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal, state and local human rights laws. Ingredion seeks to provide every employee with a work environment that is free from discrimination and without discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability (mental or physical), marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law or the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Ingredion will not tolerate discriminatory or harassing behavior by its employees, customers, vendors, agents, and any other third parties conducting business with the company.

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.