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Demand Planning Analyst



Company Information

Crystal Group of companies is a leading global player at manufacturing and distributing innovative cosmetic packaging and products. The global head office is located in Toronto  and the Asian head office is located in Hong Kong. We have cosmetic manufacturing filling facilities in Toronto, Italy and multiple cosmetic packaging manufacturing facilities across China and Taiwan. and

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generating monthly forecast reports
  • Continuously improving forecasting techniques, method, and approach
  • Relating and measuring the impact of forecast accuracy
  • Evolving and maintaining documentation and standard operating procedures for demand planning processes and systems.
  • Conduct current and future forecasting analysis, insuring forecasting processes and methods are followed.
  • Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to creating the sales forecast (historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, and customer inventory levels).
  • Establish and utilize best methods (statistical models and software tools) in creating forecasts and respective inventory targets.
  • Make recommended adjustments to forecast and inventory targets based on changes in demand and market trends.
  • Manage inventory targets (including safety stock levels) that are approved by management.
  • Prepare, report, and communicate forecast and supply chain KPIs to management (forecast accuracy, inventory turn, machine utilization etc.).
  • Monitor SKU levels and recommend SKU rationalization initiatives in the future
  • Proactively facilitating, re-engineering best practices & consensus between functional experts (Sales & Marketing, Operations, Finance, and IT)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Background in master scheduling, forecasting, procurement and planning.
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong knowledge of demand planning process
  • Experience using SAP & Microsoft Access is an Asset.
  • Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Extreme accuracy
  • Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Experience with ERP/MRP functionality
  • Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics, turns, margin contributions, etc.
  • Experience in managing end of life cycle
  • College degree (Business, engineering or related field)

Contact Information

Posting Date: 08-Jun-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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