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Manager, Demand Planning (Hybrid Role: Combination of Onsite & Virtual) at US Foods

Manager, Demand Planning (Hybrid Role: Combination of Onsite & Virtual)

US Foods Des Plaines, IL (On Site) Full-Time


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"The Demand Planning Manager is responsible for Center Demand Planning and consensus forecasting of their assigned Region. They gather global/regional input from multiple sources to help predict and manage customer demand. The position will partner closely with their region’s Fulfillment Senior Manager to ensure alignment and focus on regional sales forecasts/initiatives, service, inventory levels and spoilage.

The position will maintain, analyze, and communicate data and information for key business decisions on demand forecast. The position is accountable for key metrics related to working capital performance, including forecast accuracy, bias, service levels, etc."

Flexible Work Policy: The Demand Planning Manager position has been segmented as Blended, meaning the work is a combination of onsite (only 2 days per week) and virtual (3 days per week). This position is based out of our corporate headquarters in Rosemont, IL.


• Manage the demand planning team, direct reports include Demand Planners assigned to their region. Ensures team accountability and manages performance appropriately

• Deliver against performance targets (Forecast Accuracy, Bias, Service, DIOH and Spoilage) and identify methods to improve planning behaviors that adversely impact these measures.

• Execute routine and ad hoc demand planning management activities with timeliness, rigor and completeness to manage team performance, maximize planning system utilization, and drive positive business impact. Capture risks and opportunities to forecast, publish notes and recommendations

• Identify performance gaps in Demand Planning process and tools. Deliver enhancement projects to improve performance, productivity, and standardization across the Demand Planning team

• Create and execute roadmap deliverables to increase maturity of the Demand Planning function in concert with replenishment team leadership and key stakeholders

• Recruit, hire, and train top talent to build a strong Demand planning team that focuses on KPIs, root cause and corrective actions.

• Other duties as assigned by manager



Four-year college degree in business, operations, supply chain management.

Related Experience/Requirements:

• Prior foodservice or demand management experience preferred

• Five years of management experience required. Supply chain understanding – focus on demand planning preferred

• Strong Financial Acumen required (must be able to interpret sales data within the market)

• Experience with Advanced Planning Systems and Tools (Blue Yonder/ JDA/ Manugistics) that enable Demand Planning and Reporting (Tableau, WEBI) is highly preferred

• Experience with Microsoft Office products, advanced Microsoft Excel.


• Ability to lead, train and coach a team in common processes and drive standardized planning methods to meet business goals

• Ability to identify modifications to business practices to take full advantage of technology and process innovation

• Strong analytical and decision-making skills, including the ability to identify and analyze problems, set priorities, and to recommend creative solutions; Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail

• Capable of building strong cross-functional relationships and understanding needs of internal and external customers

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to multiple levels in the organization to drive understanding, consensus, and action

• Supply Chain experience and knowledge of business planning processes

• This candidate will be a self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal supervision



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US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

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US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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