Golden State Foods

Demand Planning Manager

Location US-GA-Conyers
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The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for the demand planning process and scheduling of the Liquid Products.  The Demand Planning Manager will manage and update the Master Demand Plan based on historical sales, customer input, and other supply signals. The Demand Planning Manager will oversee the scheduling process to ensure the demand plan is properly executed and will assist in the development of the annual demand plan budget. This position requires analytical, leadership, communication and team building skills.


  • Responsible for creating a rolling 12 month demand forecast by using historical data, customer and sales manager input by SKU
  • Creates and updates all the forecast data in the Master Plan as needed to ensure data is up to date and accurate, this includes new/discontinued products
  • Manages the execution of replenishment strategy for finished goods not produced on site
  • Analyzes forecast data and variances to update Master Plan and continually improve forecast accuracy
  • Oversees Planner/Schedulers in the development and accuracy of the Weekly Schedule for Liquid Products
  • Ensures the Master Plan is being executed along with fill rate and inventory measure goals
  • Monitors finished goods and raw materials to reduce excess inventory and reduce shortages
  • Generates various inventory reports shared across several cross-functional team
  • Maintains clear communication with Sales, Product Development, Quality Assurance, Customer Service, Operations, and Procurement to ensure the organization has a solid plan to execute
  • Ensures issues are resolved in a timely manner and escalates to Directory of Supply Chain in a timely manner
  • Review and recommend improvements, including ERP system changes, to improve planning processes
  • Provides periodically updated inventory reports by customer and identifies any and all risk by sku
  • Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.





Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, Management, Supply Chain




5 to 10 years of relevant work and/or supervisory experience in Planning, Scheduling and Logistics in a manufacturing environment.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • PC word processing/spreadsheet and inventory control software  (E)
  • Warehousing concepts and techniques (J)
  • Inventory, order, financial systems (J)
  • Fast food distribution (J)
  • Order processing concepts and techniques (E)
  • Transportation concepts and techniques (J)
  • Food manufacturing (J)
  • Management concepts and techniques (E)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (E)


Skill and ability to:

  • Identify materials flow problems or anomalies and identify appropriate solutions
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with vendors and customers verbally and in writing
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Travel via airplane and drive an automobile
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed





  • Responsible for Managing Planners/Schedulers




  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal customer shortages
  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal customer complaints
  • Productivity/quality standards:  on time loading percentage
  • Productivity/quality standards: efficiency, reliability, and timeliness
  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal loss and damage
  • Inventory levels
  • Outages
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures: facility and warehouse equipment


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