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Analyst Demand Planning

Analyst Demand Planning
Ball Corporation - Broomfield, CO

 

Who We Are:

 

Ball Corporation, since its founding in 1880, has evolved and expanded from its humble beginnings as a manufacturer of wood-jacketed tin cans into the global manufacturing leader it is today. From the development of innovative metal packaging to the beverage, food and consumer goods markets to delivering proven instruments, sensors and spacecraft to the aerospace and defense industries, Ball’s unmatched expertise and global reach ensure that no matter our customers’ mission, we are there to help them achieve it.

Ball’s beverage packaging, which delivers more than just a cold drink. We pride in creating metal beverage cans and bottles that are smart, practical, sustainable and eye-catching. From our aluminum beverage cans ranging in excess of 20 different sizes to the versatile, recloseable Alumni-Tek bottle to the Dynamark variable printing technology that allows us to print up to 24 design variations per production run, we work closely with our customers to deliver a unique packaging experience to consumers.

Since the aerosol can revolutionized consumer products in the 1940s, Ball has refined and improved the technology to suit today’s needs. We recently developed a new metal alloy that reduces the weight of our aluminum aerosol cans by as much as 15%. We also breathed new air into aerosol technology with the introduction of our next generation of tinplate aerosol packaging, which is helping us meeting and exceed our customers’ growing expectations.

Metal food packaging has set the standard for freshness and preservation for well over a century, and we continue to push boundaries and innovate in this sector. What excites us most is the sustainability advantages that metal packaging provides. It is one of the most environmentally friendly and economical forms of packaging.

With the help of our 18,450 talented employees around the world, Ball will continue to revolutionize our industries, serve our customers, and put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us achieve our vision and create long-term value for all our shareholders.

 

Job Duties:

 

Primary Purpose of Position:

Responsible for tactical planning of demand for Ball Beverage Packaging North & Central America, targeted toward large national accounts.

Essential Functions:

·         Primary liaison between major national customer(s) and cross functional partners at Ball to ensure the best possible forecast is created/loaded into demand planning system

·         Builds relationships with external customer(s) to ensure best possible tactical forecast by item for inventory efficiency and revenue recognition accruals

·         Partners with commercial, supply planning, finance, and customers to conduct data cleansing activities for planning tools including item chaining, new market introduction, and new product demand

·         Reconciles customer forecasts with finance/accounting to ensure proper load for revenue recognition

·         Develops templates then translates customer forecasts into compatible format for load into demand planning system as required for revenue recognition

·         Resolves customer forecast load issues by partnering with customers and data management teams to resolve issues as required for revenue recognition

·         Utilizes forecast accuracy reports to analyze results, determine trends, and enact solutions to improve accuracy

·         Reviews tactical demand trend and adjusts forecast input and output as needed to reflect trend

·         Provides root cause analysis for customer specific variances to current forecast plan

·         Develops demand reporting tools for both regular use and ad-hoc customer analysis

·         Develops tactical processes to ensure consistent forecast outcomes

·         Collaborates during consensus demand meetings with cross-functional partners to ensure alignment on forecasts

Position Requirements:

·         Broad training in a related field usually acquired through an accredited college.

·         Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum with a Fortune 500 company.

·         Working knowledge of the following areas desirable: business principles, supply chain processes, financial modeling, Microsoft Word and Excel, Tableau, JDE Enterprise One, Oracle Value Chain Planning, and other applicable software applications.

·         Ability to make detailed presentations of financial analysis on projects and a variety of business problems to top management.

·         Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.

·         Ability to meet deadlines, concentrates, and pays attention to detail.

·         Ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations.

·         Ability to build relationships and collaborate with others to gain alignment.

 

Relocation:

 

Relocation for this position is NOT Available.

Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.

 

EEO Statement:

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.