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Supply Chain Analyst - Demand Planner

Location Batavia, Illinois Job Category Supply Chain Management Position Type | Full-Time
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We have a message to get out: we’re growing. We're charting an aggressive growth course to become one of the top 3 grocery retailers in the US. That’s why we need dedicated people to navigate the supply chain challenges. As we expand, this is your chance to join a team where your hard work is guaranteed to make a difference. The objective of this role is to manage and administer ALDI Supply Chain programs by economically securing product for the business, which in turn, promotes the company’s objectives of maximizing sales and controlling expenses. In addition, the position will assist with the advancement of numerous Supply Chain initiatives in accordance with company guidelines.

In this role the Supply Chain Analyst - Demand Planner you will manage item and store level forecasts within their specific area of responsibility.  This Analyst will work closely with cross-functional teams in identifying and incorporating quantitative and qualitative data to drive sales while minimizing loss. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, intellectually curious, strategic and critical thinker that is results oriented and adapts quickly. Background in Demand Planning with experience in SAP preferred. With a thriving organization like ours, this can make for a rewarding career.

Position Type:Full-Time
Work Location:Batavia, IL (Temporary Work Location: Naperville, IL)
This role is eligible to participate in ALDI’s Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Manage the item forecasts at multiple levels within the hierarchy.
• Evaluate item-level statistical forecasts and support event-based movement related to promotional activity, and new product placement.
• Drive efficient purchasing execution and productive inventory by maintaining high forecast accuracy.
• Represent the Aldi supply chain organization to the Buying Organization and facilitate seamless integration between customer and Aldi order management processes and systems.
• Deliver targeted results for all category and DC performance metrics: forecast accuracy, fill rate, promotional execution, inventory turnover, and loss.
• Collaborate with the supply planning organization to insure alignment between forecast and execution.
• Utilize internal data to quickly recognize changes in item-level sales trends to drive a proactive response across the supply chain.
• Lead regularly scheduled meeting with leadership to review performance to KPI’s, growth opportunities and trends, new SKU offering inventory.
• Provide data driven insight and actionable feedback to all internal partners regarding quality/accuracy of event-based sales projections.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job-specific Competencies:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

• Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role.
• Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Effective time management; maximizes productivity.
• Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
• Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
• Proficient in a wide range of analytical, quantitative, and statistical techniques and tools to derive insights from large, complex data environments.
• Advanced Excel knowledge, including at least one programming language not to be limited to VBA, R, SQL or Python.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain or a related field required.
• Forecasting/planning experience in a high SKU environment utilizing advanced planning systems such as JDA Demand, SAP F&R, Logility, Oracle Demantra, Manhattan, etc. preferred.
• A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Business required.
• Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
• Extensive experience with analyzing and interpreting data to provide insights preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Work may be performed in an office, remote office or a combination of both where a computer and office equipment may be used as needed to perform duties.
• Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
• Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
• Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs.

Travel:

Minimal travel required as needed for job related duties such as training, project work and administrative tasks.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
  • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance
Click here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offer

ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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