Dean Foods

  • Demand Planner - Ice Cream

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Supply Chain/Logistics
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
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    Job Description & Requirements

    Develop the customer demand plan for Dean Foods Ice Cream and Frozen Novelty business to include both Branded and Private Label products. Facilitate the monthly demand planning cycle which includes updating the baseline statistical forecast, conducting cross-functional review meetings with Marketing and Field Sales organizations to adjust the baseline with any promotional or new distribution activity, coordinating the supply plan with the associated production plants, and maintaining and evaluating demand planning key performance indicators to identify issues and improve overall demand plan accuracy.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Develop the baseline demand plan for the Ice Cream business based on historical customer order trends and maintain an MS Excel based modeling tool
    • Facilitate monthly review meetings with Marketing and the Ice Cream Field Sales organization to identify adjustments in the baseline demand plan due to promotional activity, new distribution or product sell-in, and other factors that have a relevant impact on the demand plan
    • Analyze the demand plan for key accounts and product categories to identify trends and issues that require resolution or further evaluation and escalation
    • Review demand plan with each of the locations producing ice cream or frozen novelties to ensure they understand customer demand, with a primarily focus on the next 3 months and out to 12 rolling months
    • Maintain and evaluate monthly key demand planning performance indicators to include demand plan accuracy and plan bias
    • Coordinate within the demand planning cycle changes to the demand plan with the production plant planners as needed




    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • 7+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management or Operations with at least 2 years of direct Demand Planning experience, preferably in the consumer packaged goods industry
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully work cross-functionally to deliver results and improve month to month performance
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks and work independently
    • Strong math, analytical, attention to detail, and communication skills required
    • Very strong MS Excel skill required, experience with Forecast Pro a plus
    • Data Management and/or Advanced Planning System experience is a plus

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods 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, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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