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Associate Manager Supply Chain - Demand Planning

Company: Altria Client Services LLC
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Are you a strategic problem solver with a passion for demand planning, building process and system capabilities, and leading change? If so, then we have an outstanding opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a highly qualified Associate Manager Supply Chain - Demand Planning to join our Customer Supply Chain - Client Success team in Richmond, VA, or we are open to remote work arrangements. In this role you will be focused on building strong cross-functional relationships and crafting and delivering strategic infrastructure to support our operating companies' planning and distribution. We are open to remote work arrangements for candidates willing to work Eastern Standard Time Zone hours. Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation, optimization, and enhancement of statistical forecasting models, in conjunction with the vendors, to enable predictive planning and trade promotion management using mathematics, statistical tools and processes.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert on the optimization of volume and trade modeling for the Demand Planning process.
  • Lead, develop and clearly communicate Key Performance Indicators to Customer Supply Chain, Operating Company clients, and Service Company counterparts.
  • Effectively communicate and influence Demand Planning team members including Operating Companies, Consumer Marketplace Insights, Trade Marketing, and Field Sales as needed.
  • Keep informed of industry initiative/trends, new technologies and process enhancements through benchmarking and best practice research that can be leveraged to build and shape demand planning strategy and tools.
  • Support the shaping and sustaining of an effective, motivated demand planning team by providing technical training and support in the use of demand planning tools and software.
  • Communicate effectively with senior leadership. Qualifications include:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field required.
    • Master's Degree and/or Certifications in Demand Management preferred.
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in Demand Planning and Forecasting, preferably in Consumer-Packaged Goods industry.
    • Expertise using and deploying large-scale demand planning processes/systems/tools. BY/JDA and SAP knowledge a plus.
    • Excellent math, statistics, and analytical skills with knowledge of business customers and customer issues, system optimization, training and influencing.
    • Cross-functional knowledge/direct experience including marketplace analytics, statistical modeling within demand planning systems for the purpose of improving demand forecasts.
    • Possess excellent troubleshooting skills for business systems to deliver resolutions to issues in a manner that is understood by clients.
    • Willingness to share subject matter expertise and support team members in driving standard processes.
    • Ability to organize, lead, and influence cross-functional teams to get results.
    • Excellent communication and influencing skills. The earliest date this job will be unposted is Friday, November 11, 2022 Company OverviewAltria has a leading portfolio of tobacco products for U.S. tobacco consumers age 21+. Altria's Vision through 2030 is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a non-combustible future. Altria is Moving Beyond Smoking, leading the way in moving adult smokers away from cigarettes by taking action to transition millions to potentially less harmful choices - believing it is a substantial opportunity for adult tobacco consumers, Altria's businesses and society. Altria's wholly owned subsidiaries include the most profitable tobacco companies in their categories: Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), and John Middleton Co. (Middleton). Altria's smoke-free portfolio includes Helix Innovations LLC (Helix), the maker of on! oral nicotine pouches, exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to the IQOS Tobacco Heating System* and Marlboro HeatSticks*, and an equity investment in JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL). Altria also owns equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), the world's largest brewer, and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos), a leading Canadian cannabinoid company. At Altria, we celebrate the power of diverse teams working together to shape our future. We are inspired to bring our best because our unique strengths are valued. We believe our personal success and progress should be guided by Our Cultural Aspiration, a new articulation of what we value and who we aspire to be, collectively. Our Cultural Aspiration respects and complements individual identity, embracing each other's unique strengths, welcoming newcomers and developing the best, most inclusive and diverse teams. Join us as we work together to shape a better future for adult tobacco consumers, our employees, and our shareholders. Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about Altria at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. *IQOS Devices and HeatSticks are currently unavailable for sale in the United States.

Keywords: Altria Client Services LLC, Richmond , Associate Manager Supply Chain - Demand Planning, Professions , Richmond, Virginia

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