• Manager Demand Planning and Business Analyst II

    Job Locations US-NC-Winston-Salem
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/14/2018 11:02 AM)
    Pos. Type
    Full Time Regular
    Pos. Category
    Due Date
    Consider Visa sponsorship?
    Location : Street
    1000 E Hanes Mill Road
    Location : Zip
  • Overview

    The Manager Demand Planning and Business Analytics requires extensive knowledge and experience of forecasting techniques, models, processes, analysis skills, trend analysis skills, and excellent communication and presentation skills.  Facilitate financial planning pre-incentive and net sales plans utilizing SAS with collaborative input from marketing and sales.  Supervise the development of accurate and timely rolling 18 month unit volume forecasts by style group/CPG by month for Activewear for the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly LE’s/LC’s, and monthly operating cycles.  Forecasts will reflect insightful analyses of past trends, seasonal patterns, planned future events, anticipated trends, and anticipated competitive activity. Collaborate with the planning, marketing and sales to finalize the demand signals (Events, TILs & orders).  Advise the commercial group in support of business objectives, by providing a fact-based perspective on market dynamics, trends, opportunities, risks, and product performance.  Broad understanding needed of business objectives, strategies, and supporting process/information flows within Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, IT and Finance are critical to the position.         


    • Develop accurate demand forecast and shipment forecasts for the Activewear product lines and provide strategic direction to SBU senior management via strategic data analysis (by CPG/Style Group).
    • Review, understand and update the SAS forecast, processes, techniques, and methods to support continuous improvement in forecast accuracy
    • Ensure proper interfaces are in place, maintained and utilized to support the management of the Order Fulfillment Process.
    • Ensure the Activewear calendar (timetables and due dates) are compiled to support the forecasting/capcity process and financial planning requirements of HbI.
    • Implement and manage the HbI forecasting system to ensure it is maintained and utilized properly to support all Activewear forecasting processes.
    • Supervise the development of accurate and timely 18 month rolling unit/$ volume Activewear forecasts by style group/CPG by month for the Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly LC’s/LE’s, and monthly operating cycles.
    • Develop TIL change recommendations for Marketing.  Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to understand market trends and program assumptions and incorporate this information.  Assimilate information from collaborative input and enter changes in IFPA. 
    • Develop and maintain sku demand signals (Events, TILs & sku forecast) for new, new-active, and core products by utilizing statistical forecasting models, incorporating customer-supplied data, integrating market intelligence and/or applying other techniques to define the best methods to forecast customer demand.
    • Create financial planning pre-incentive net sales plans by category/brand/account (utilizing Logility Sales Pyramid with collaborative input from marketing and sales for OPC and Quarterly LE’s).
    • Drive collaborative effort to manage inventory across the various businesses in Activewear
    • Coordinate /Supervise all forecasting/capacity activities on the International/Intercompany businesses which are embedded in the domestic Activewear businesses.
    • Identify key opportunities and obstacles inherent to the forecasting process.
    • Aid Director in development and maintenance of all combined Activewear reporting and analysis 



    Minimum Education and Experience Required: 


    • BA/BS degree required, MBA or MS preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years of related business experience is required, including an in depth understanding of forecasting, sales reporting and data analysis.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to lead and facilitate consensus during meetings.
    • Proven analytical skills, excellent leadership, teamwork and management skills required.
    • Strong computer skills – database and spreadsheet tools.
    • Knowledge of Sales, Marketing, Operations, and financial practices, and the Sales and Operations planning process.
    • Understanding of forecasting methods and applications, including statistical modeling.
    • Understanding of variation and process control concepts.
    • Understanding of supply chain management practices.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills.



    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


    Equal Opportunity Employer/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

    Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

    Telephone: 877.999.5553

    Email: HBI_TA@hanes.com



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