Job ID 2019-12668

Inventory Demand Planner


Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement

1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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As a Food Service Distributor, we HAVE to get the Supply Chain right!


From beginning to end, we seek process excellence that can differentiate Gordon Food Service in the customer experience.  From the demand forecasting on the front end of the Supply Chain through product purchase, end-to-end inventory optimization, warehouse management, and logistics, our Supply Chain teams optimize our investment in inventory while getting our customers what they want, on time, and where it needs to be.  It's no small feat to distribute products from over 3,500 suppliers through 24 distribution centers and over 170 retail stores.  But we take pride in doing it every day, and doing it well!  

Develops and maintains forecast models that will enable GFS to meet sales and service (level) objectives. Manages forecast exceptions and maintains data in the GFS forecasting/replenishment system (JDA) and other software applications to drive continuous improvement with customer in-stock performance, inventory turns, and product loss. Interacts with Regional Merchandising, Gordon Food Service Store team, Regional and National Chain segments, various Sales Teams, and Marketing Category Teams for all demand management related activities.


What would this role ask of me?


  • Use and maintain demand planning software as the primary forecasting system tool
  • Collaborate with appropriate GFS departments
  • Develop and maintain accurate statistical forecast that incorporates market intelligence
  • Review and report on historical sales trends and research demand drivers
  • Identify and resolve forecast exceptions in a highly efficient manner
  • Operate in JDA, Business Analytics (Microstrategy), Google, and Microsoft Office


Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Statistics or related is preferred
  • 4 or more years equivalent experience within the food industry or supply chain management is required
  • A prove capability to perform the essential functions of this job, including an equivalent, relevant combination of education, training and experience will be considered in lieu of the specified education and experience is required
  • Experience with JDA and/ or Business Analytics strong preferred



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