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Demand and Deployment Planner

Ecolab - Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

The Cruise Demand &

Deployment Planner

in St. Paul, MN

is mainly responsible for optimizing the service, cost and inventory in all supply network distribution centers. This individual will partner cross functionally with the Deployment Execution Team, Supply Network Planners to drive and optimize the transportation and warehouse resources. The individual will also be responsible for driving transformational and improvements in demand forecasting and S&OP.

Main Responsibilities

Improve forecast accuracy by driving the monthly product demand forecast cycle, utilizing the existing statistical forecasting application. Validate data inputs to the forecast and review and fine tune the statistical forecasts, where applicable.

Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to incorporate current and long term market intelligence into the demand plan at product, customer and market levels and to develop, document and update the assumptions supporting the demand plan.

Collaborate with Marketing to incorporate new product introductions, product conversions and product deactivations in to the plan.

Establish and coordinate the distribution plan for each cruise warehouse by reviewing the daily/weekly/monthly demand and supply situation, and to complete the system transactions in SAP/APO (CAS Mainframe in the interim) to ensure smooth execution

Optimize the distribution process together with SNP, plant schedulers, demand planners and the business team

Manage SAP master data maintenance and data cleansing, and work with system support team to best utilize the tool deployed

Act as Order Response Lead for allocating inventory appropriately in product shortage situations

Maintain effective track and trace process with in-transit shipments and facilitate the transportation execution performance improvements

Effectively resolve delay scenarios with internal and external customers, act as the key coordinator of the supply issues for the responsible distribution center supply shortages

Manage Network Inventory Health

Partner with demand planners in daily operation to improve the forecast accuracy and strategic planners to optimize the sourcing network

Coordinate and supply metrics for the cruise S&OP meetings.

Conduct additional analysis projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

2 years of professional work experience

Experience with common ERP and planning/materials management/procurement systems and MS Office, primarily Excel and Access, or the ability to be trained

No immigration sponsorship available for this position

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field of study

Previous experience in production planning, scheduling and/or logistics

Strong ownership and proactive working attitude

Ability to communicate effectively to internal & external colleagues

Strong mathematical aptitude with analytical skills

Basic understanding of supply chain tradeoffs and costs with an ability to make the best balance

Previous experience working in SAP APO and/or Mainframe CAS Order Entry experience


11 days 2 hours ago



Demand and Deployment Planner Ecolab - Saint Paul, MN, United States


Location: Saint Paul, MN

Company Profile:
Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.