Senior Analyst, Demand Planning

Chicago, Illinois, United States
10 May 2021
21 May 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

The Demand Management team collaborates with Global Procurement and the Business Units to provides insight and data analysis for decision making and spend control.

The Sr. Analyst role handles critical global demand analytics and procurement projects. Also responsible for partnering with Global Procurement, the Business Units, and Finance to attain expense reductions through business unit sponsored initiatives, negotiated savings, post sourcing savings, financial analysis and continuous process improvements. 

Major Duties:

  • Develops, implements and communicates an overall Demand Management strategy to meet both the Business Unit's and Corporation's strategic plan.
  • Plan and coordinate ongoing supplier strategic relationship reviews
  • Provide coaching, guidance and mentorship to direct reports and other team members
  • Develops category sourcing strategies and overall supplier relationship(s); providing input to pricing discussions
  • Partners with category managers, product managers, business partners, and technical staff to understand requirements and various levels of complexity.
  • The Team Lead will monitor and review and assess contracts, sourcing plans, demand, usage, and forecasting to create financial models. 
  • Leads the collection and analysis of data, and may assist pricing discussions & negotiations. 
  • Review reports and analyze to determine impacts, issues, and opportunities. Provide KPIs and metrics.
  • Responsible for creating and measuring value for the sourcing process and analytics. 
  • Plan and identifies improvements to existing processes to further gain operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Lead meetings in conjunction with Global Procurement and Corporate & Shared Services Finance team to analyze and review supplier spend
  • Plan and execute special projects and/or process improvement initiatives
  • Develop, present, ad-hoc products
  • Serve as the point of contact for specific supplier relationships, across multiple business units and service areas
  • Creates suggestions for improvements of global policies, programs and processes
  • Carries out activities with financial, vendor, and/or internal business impact
  • Conducts performance management and career development processes, provides input for staffing and disciplinary actions and provides hands-on training to staff
  • Responsible for maintenance of Demand Management processes and procedures.
  • Supports and monitors supplier adherence to contracts, manage suppliers via supplier activity reporting and business/performance reviews, support and conduct supplier scorecards, supplier rationalization and demand management opportunities.
  • Manages reporting of Procurement performance metrics, and provides ongoing support for internal and external audit requests.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with key partners, education on policy/guidelines and resolving related purchasing issues.

Knowledge/ Skills & Qualifications Required

  • Prior experience with Financial Analysis (planning, forecasting, projections). Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning skills
  • Strong technical knowledge of business tools and applications (i.e. Business Intelligence, Financial tools, MS Office 365)
  • Ability to lead global teams. Uses expertise to provide guidance to others as a project manager or consultant. 
  • Uses prescribed guidelines or policies in analyzing situations. Provides a moderate level of guidance and direction.
  • Works on projects and develops project leadership skills
  • Solves problems in straightforward situations
  • Analyzes possible solutions using technical experience and judgment and precedents
  • Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change
  • Strong understanding of process and process improvement
  • Approachable and able to promote teamwork through creative solutions
  • Requires expanded conceptual knowledge in own job discipline
  • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work
  • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations
  • Continues to build knowledge of the company, processes and clients.


  • A College or University degree in Business, Accounting, Finance and seven to ten years relevant work experience. knowledge of Sourcing or Procurement is a plus.
  • Financial analysis and modeling experience required
  • Ideal candidate should have a Finance almost forensic accounting type work experience that has analytics and metrics as key responsibilities.
  • Professional certifications are a plus.

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