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We are the nationwide leader in home gardening! A privately owned and operated seed, plant and hard goods company, selling across all channels to millions of gardeners every year. We are passionate about quality, innovation, and making home gardening a successful experience. The Burpee company has been in business over one hundred forty years and is the most trusted brand in home gardening. This is your opportunity to become a valued team member of a trusted industry leader.

We are seeking a high potential, analytical, SeniorManager, Planning & Forecasting to join our Warminster, PA headquarters. This position is responsible for leading revenue planning and forecasting for retail customers and products. The Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting leads a team that creates and maintains forecast models for retail customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, analysts, and other sources. The output of this team is used across the Company to ensure delivery of revenue and operational excellence.

Responsibilities for the Senior Planning and Forecasting Manager will include:

  • Lead a team through monthly demand planning processes which includes building forecasts, analyzing forecasts, making recommendations and incorporating historical and market intelligence data into current forecast.
  • Make real time adjustments and refinements as more information comes in. Proactively and effectively communicate updates to key stakeholders
  • Develop meaningful business analyses and metrics to drive consensus based forecasts, provide visibility to forecast accuracy and communicate findings to all levels of the organization.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
  • Provide input to Supply Planning in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Build and demonstrate expertise and management in forecasting-related systems and systems interfaces
  • Responsible for evaluation and development of staff in order to seek continuous improvement and build a highly functioning team
  • Improve product planning and forecasting processes. Identify improvement opportunities, utilize resources and drive projects to completion to achieve targeted measurable benefits
  • Achieve alignment for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel
  • Execute with excellence in the area of customer replenishment and feedback to the supply chain group the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics.
  • Qualifications for the Senior Manager, Planning & Forecasting position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business and/or related field
  • Previous experience in a complex SKU count / seasonal / fast paced CPG-like environment a plus
  • Minimum 5-7 years' experience in progressively responsible roles within Forecasting, Demand, Planning or similar relevant positions
  • Technology proficient with the ability to master new, complex programs quickly and easily
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking communication skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work on projects independently
  • Burpee is offering an competitive compensation, benefits, and paid time off package in a congenial, business casual work environment. For immediate consideration for this opportunity, qualified candidates should forward their resume ASAP.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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