Global Demand Planner

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Updated At: November 7, 2019

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will be responsible for the development, approval, quality and accuracy of the SKU/unit level forecast for all products under multiple product lines within each Segment. This role will partner with the Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Finance to deliver accurate forecasts t that represent the best thinking from all key stakeholders. The position will report to Planning Director within Supply Chain function.

Job Requirements and Duties

Responsible for producing accurate demand forecasts for all products under multiple product lines

Create, maintain and update statistical models and data in the forecasting system. Validate the history and model assumptions. Determine trends. Review and manage statistical model exceptions.

Collaborate with key internal and external partners to document changes / overrides, assumptions and inputs for Sales and Operations Planning meetings. Add internal and external intelligence to the forecast such as impact of media, trade and consumer promotions, product launches and discontinuations, price changes, and competitive activity

Must demonstrate individual leadership and neutralize functional biases when delivering fact-based forecasts. Able to demonstrate conviction to the forecasting process, inputs and outcomes

Present / review key changes in monthly meetings, highlighting significant impacts to Supply Chain and Financial projections

Tracks and analyzes forecast variance / bias and updates forecasts to continually improve forecast accuracy

Works closely with Marketing, Account Planning, Operations and Replenishment to deliver accurate demand forecasts

Develops New Product Forecasts with other functions

Develops scenarios and "what-if" analyses in conjunction with other functions as required

Contribute to enhancements of demand planning systems, which includes participating in requirements definition, performing system checks and tests and developing reports. Insures forecasting processes and methods are followed and updated as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in business, industrial management, supply chain or other relevant fields.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a demand planning role preferably in automobile or advanced manufacturing industry

Solid understanding of supply chain best practices and procedures.

Strong analytical abilities and ability to use data visualization tools

Capability to work with broad set of stakeholders and work in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent communication skills

 

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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