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Demand Planner (Remote)

Company: Zones, Inc.
Location: Auburn
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

As a rapidly growing global provider of IT solutions, we've expanded from Seattle to Sydney and beyond - with reach in over 80 countries around the world. Today's top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners - Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more - to transform their enterprises. To support this transformation, Zones offers products and services across four Solution Environments: Workplace Modernization, Network Optimization, Data Center Transformation, and Security Fortification.

Position Overview:

The Demand Planner is responsible for a variety of projects and processes that help ensure our product is in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantities. The ideal candidate is a highly analytical individual who is comfortable dealing with large data sets to optimize and manage inventory. They should possess excellent project management and communication skills, as they will serve as a key liaison between the operations, supply chain, and warehousing teams. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an analytical and puzzle solving mindset who wants to intersect a passion for inventory management with analytics and data management.

Characteristics we are looking for:

* Entrepreneurial, self-directed and resourceful - you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

* Detailed oriented - you obsess over the numbers and take pride in building accurate models and analysis

* Curious - You are eager to constantly rethink and recommend process improvements

* Analytical - You have exceptional analytical capabilities along with quick decision-making skills

Core Responsibilities:

* Analyze SKU inventory management minimizing overall inventory levels

* Formulate in-depth inventory forecasts across product types

* Manage and analyze inventories for all clients

* Assist in Open-To-Buy process

* Work cross-functionally in order to drive aged inventory to $0

* Drive process improvement throughout the Demand Planning team


* Four-year university degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Finance

* Statistical analysis skills and experience working with very large data sets

* Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in an Analyst type position

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools with Advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, power pivot, lookups, formulas, data sourcing) required.

* Experience with spreadsheet tools and demand planning software.

The successful candidate will have:

* Bachelors' Degree and 2+ years of relevant experience

* Experience in Supply Chain and Planning background preferred, with experience in multiple disciplines (e.g., manufacturing, planning, logistics, etc.)

* Familiarity with supply chain and procurement processes and strategy Knowledge of and experience with best practices in inventory and materials management (e.g., Classification Methods (A,B,C,D), Safety Stock, Lean, Consignment, etc.)

* Strong analytical skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills (such as negotiation, influence, and presentation skills), with the ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate stakeholders to meet business objectives.

* Demonstrated problem solving, time-management, customer service, negotiation, interpersonal, decision making, organization, and communication skills.


* Familiarity with the Enterprise IT procurement channel

* Microsoft AX/Dynamics and/or other commercial inventory management systems

* Microsoft CRM and Power BI


* Qualified candidates can expect a salary beginning at $80k or more depending on experience

* Note: Compensation is benchmarked on local Denver Metro area market rates. Qualified candidates in other locations can expect a salary package that may be adjusted based off applicable cost of wages in their respective location.



Zones offers a comprehensive Benefits package

While we're committed to providing top-tier solutions, we're just as committed to supporting our own team. Our employees enjoy a variety of comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, a 401(k) plan with matching provision, paid time off, and much more. And as a Minority Business Enterprise, a Corporate Plus member of the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, our community is just as diverse.

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!

At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you!

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