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Sr. Demand Planner

Date:  Oct 13, 2021

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 18547 

A Career in Beer and Beyond: 


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.  


The Headlines:   

In the role of Sr. Forecasting & Demand Planning Analyst working in Milwaukee, WI you will be part of the Customer Supply Chain Organization. You will manage forecasts and demand analysis for a defined territory and/or brands.

In this role, it’s critical to drive value by delivering on multiple functional requirements ranging from SKU accuracy which can impacts production lines at a Brewery to Regional accuracy which impacts P&L delivery expectations and gap closure facilitation.  Successful delivery will continuously meet or exceed accuracy targets and be able to clearly articulate forecast performance and assumptions.


The Responsibilities: 

  • Develops & maintains key components of Sales to Retail (STR) volume plans for a subset of the MillerCoors portfolio.  This information drives the company’s annual revenue plan, external communications for Wall Street, Region and GM P&L’s, gap closure and product supply.
  • Generation and accountability to accuracy of multiple forecast levels that influences sales volume targets, P&L’s, drives gap closure discussions and capacity planning
  • Leads collaborative planning process with cross functional partners
  • Informs supply planning of long-term and short-term forecast  
  • Continuous improvement of processes and tools
  • Leverages knowledge of micro and macro level volume drivers and demand planning concepts to improve accuracy of demand plan and ability to support commercial and supply chain decisions
  • Evaluation of top-down forecast to ensure reasonability
  • Analysis of performance drivers to adjust/inform BOY risk and/or opportunity
  • Analysis and application of forward-looking assumptions and causals
  • Performs and delivers against standard and ad hoc customer requirements
  • Ensures integrity and quality of individual and team outputs
  • Manage forecast exceptions and drive decisions that yield best return of volume and profit
  • Adjusts forecasts at appropriate level using SAS Forecasting Applications
  • Operates at a best-in-class performance level for forecasting accuracy achieving metric targets
  • Influences and aligns stakeholders by means of fact-based analysis, data storytelling and clear communication of trend drivers and assumptions in the forecast
  • Communicates risk & opportunity in the forecast
  • Ability to adjust communication based on varying audiences and levels of leadership
  • Develops relationships and is viewed as an extension of sales/brand team(s)
  • Performs and delivers against ad hoc customer requests and analysis
  • Creates Presentations to VPs and Directors outlining key forecast drivers and expected volumes with risk and opportunities.
  • Communicates monthly forecast performance and changes for a 0-18 month horizon
  • Leverages and communicates insights gained to provide tactical recommendations into integrated Executive and midterm S&OP processes to influence 0-2 month horizon
  • Provide input and feedback to advance the statistical modeling process
  • Continuously identifies customer requirements and develops solutions to improve value contribution to stakeholder groups
  • Supports design, development and implementation of improvement processes / systems related to demand planning
  • Identification and continuous improvement of forecast accuracy, collaboration and communication of STR forecast performance and implications
  • Seeks and shares best practices across team to lift overall team competencies
  • Provide coverage for other team members as needed.


The Other Qualifications:

  • 3-5 Years Experience in a related field(s): Forecasting, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Production Planning, & Consumer Goods industries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field OR equivalent work experience
  • Forecasting, demand planning or related certification a plus
  • SAS Demand Planning experience desirable

      Syndicated data experience (Nielsen/IRI) desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of forecasting concepts, brand strategy, sales execution, industry trends, and other economic factors 
  • Ability to evaluate business performance, develop learnings, communicate findings and translate into future forecast expectations
  • Financial acumen and understanding of volume mix shifts, spend ROI and impacts to a P&L
  • Strong influencing and communications skills 
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Assured ability presenting to and influencing leadership


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office
  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities  
  • We care about our communities, and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are 
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization 
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k option with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources
  • On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages! 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences  

At Molson Coors, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee