OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Demand Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Beachwood
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/22/2019 6:05 PM)
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  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?

    The Demand Manager plays a central role in our business management process as a key member of Omnova’s Sales, Operations, and Inventory Planning (SOIP) team. This role is responsible for leading and continuously improving the Sales & Consensus forecasting processes; developing robust business practices; and facilitating timely, relevant, and effective communications between and among the various stakeholders within our organization, including Commercial Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations and others. Additionally, the Demand Manager will monitor and measure the effectiveness of the forecasting process including tracking near term demand vs. plan with special emphasis on highlighting risks and opportunities relative to our commitments

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Manage the monthly demand planning process, the output of which yields a demand plan for products at the appropriate levels of aggregation and time horizons to translate across the organization in a method that can be interpreted to multiple stakeholders within the company
    • Lead and facilitate the monthly Demand Reviews
    • Review historical sales trends, demand drivers, and other information as needed for the purpose of leading robust cross-functional demand discussions that result in a consensus forecast that is mutually accepted by Sales and Commercial leadership
    • Consolidate forecast data and measure forecast accuracy at relevant levels of detail based on standard methodologies, such as MAPE and bias measurements, and others as appropriate
    • Lead and coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances vs. plan, prior year, and recent forecasts
    • Support the Supply Chain Managers, Customer Care, and Operations teams in helping to solve supply chain challenges around being able to deliver to customer orders, particularly in constrained supply environments.
    • Provide input to the Supply Planning team to develop inventory strategies on new and existing products, as well as product transitions
    • Engage with teams across the supply chain to continuously improve existing forecasting processes
    • Provide training and support to Sales and others as needed with respect to forecasting tools and processes
    • Work in a project environment to support the expansion of demand management activities to other segments within Omnova
    • Occasional travel to key customers or Omnova facilities required
    • May include direct or indirect reports both on-site and remote

    Who you are...

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, mathematics, finance, engineering, supply chain, science or equivalent analytical field
    • Ability to lead by collaboration, influence people, and communicate well across multiple organizational functions and levels
    • Strong oral and written communications skills
    • Excellent presentation abilities
    • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
    • Experience in chemical or discrete manufacturing environments with emphasis on Business to Business sales channels
    • Experience working with SAP or ERP based planning and forecasting systems
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, generally, with sophisticated to expert Excel ability
    • Good understanding of the requirements and business processes of manufacturing, logistics, marketing, sales and finance
    • Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
    • Ability to recognize, analyze, and interpret recent & historical demand trends and signals

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Success Implementing S&OP processes
    • Success in managing teams
    • APICS Certifications
    • Experience in a customer facing role
    • Experience in the chemical industry
    • Demand/Supply planning experience in SAP

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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