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    Northern Lights Enterprises, Inc. a ZIPPO Company, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time employment opportunity as a Demand Planning Analyst- responsible for analyzing and optimizing business operations within the manufacturing processes.

     

    Primary Duties Include:

    • Assist in the development of the forecast, material demand plan and the manufacturing plan
    • Perform data entry and analysis on forecasts within the demand planning software and/or excel tools
    • Manage alerts within the demand planning software with the assistance of the Planning Manager
    • Cross train with Demand/Supply Planner to assist and act as a back-up in all aspects of this role
    • Assist in maintaining accurate master data within ERP system
    • Assist in monitoring and reporting on important changes in sales forecasts, budgets, and business strategies
    • Assist the Buyer & Planning Team with purchase order tracking, maintaining accurate delivery dates in the system, monitoring supplier performance and analyzing air freight costs or other impacts to the supply chain when needed
    • Run Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly reports and partner with the Planning Manager to prepare for business updates, inventory reviews and other ad-hoc projects
    • Follow changing product lifecycles and new product development to update related planning activities
    • Develop critical actionable information, data sets, and reports to represent critical supply chain needs
    • Look for areas where improvements can be made and assist in the development of processes and tools to prevent stockouts, maintain ideal inventory levels and minimize waste
    • Support the implementation of the S&OP operating system

    The Successful Candidate should have:

    • Bachelor’s in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or related field, preferred
    • 0-2 years’ experience in supply chain or related analytical fields
    • 0-2 years of forecasting and demand planning experience preferred
    • Experience utilizing Demand Planning software
    • Experience working with MRP/ERP systems
    • Advanced MS Office skills – Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, etc.
    • Exhibit Company Core Values of being Customer Focused, Innovative, Action Oriented, and Passionate
    • Strong attention to detail with proven examples of follow through and effective communication
    • Ability to work across the entire supply chain enterprise – suppliers, customers, and internal sales, marketing, and operations.
    • Ability and desire to learn new skills and apply them quickly
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Well organized with the ability to handle multiple and competing priorities to meet deadlines
    • Motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude
    • Able to build and maintain rapport and work effectively cross-functionally as required

     

    *If interested in applying for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to employment@zippo.com