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Senior Demand Planner

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Job ID 281311 Date posted 11/17/2023 Location : Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Demand Planner will create all levels of demand plans for a group of products with high planning complexity, including data inputs, statistical forecasting, incorporation of commercial intelligence and new or discontinued products. In this role, you will handle large sets of data and collaborate with others to create a robust demand plan, enabling effective financial planning and execution throughout the supply chain.

Key Accountabilities

  • Create and maintain all stages of the demand plan.
  • Maintain and handle product history, accurate forecasting and promotional demand.
  • Maintain data relative to demand forecasting including hierarchy, historical data cleansing, demand sensing data and forecast model parameters.
  • Participate in integrated business strategy, working to meet key performance indicators.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
•    Minimum of four years of related work experience.
•    SAP or similar forecasting software experience.
•    Strong Excel skills.
•    Familiar with Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
•    Strong problem solving skills.
•    Ability to work cross functionally with Sales, Finance, Supply Chain and Product Line teams.

Preferred Qualifications

•    One to two years of demand planning in a retail environment.

Position Information

Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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