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Title:  Demand Planning Manager

Job ID:  24503
Country:  USA
City:  Teaneck
Professional area:  Supply Chain
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.

Position Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the overall timely and optimal flow of JTI finished goods from production to & within our US distribution network. This includes demand forecasting, demand planning, supply network planning & inventory control / optimization across the network, ensuring optimal inventory levels for all SKUs, across the US distribution network.


This position is located in our head office in Teaneck, NJ.


Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Produce monthly demand forecast factoring in multiple data sources including historical sales trends, planned marketing and sales activities, upcoming legislative changes, LE's and ASP targets at SKU level.   Arrange cross functional monthly forecast review meetings and monitor and communicate forecast accuracy, inventory levels etc.
  • Responsible for demand / production planning with JTI Factories and / or 3rd party manufacturers. Working with multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent supply to support base line demand & promotional activity to meet Market requirements and ensure continous supply of finished goods.
  • Supply Network Planning - responsible to ensure continous supply across the whole US distribution network, including warehouse transfers, promotional SKUs, new product launches etc in line with business requirements / customer demand.
  • Execute SAP transactions related to forecasting, demand planning and inventory control including including PO creation, inbound shipment receipts & material master updates.
  • Establish KPIs, track performance and regular reporting of current status including inventory levels & out of stocks.
  • Provide support to Head of Supply Chain & Logistics with any other required tasks or project based initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration or related field. 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Supply Chain planning experience. Prefer experience with both supply and demand planning. Exposure and understanding of offshore production and import logistics is desirable. FMCG organizational experience preferred. Must be able to  form recommendations and drive business solutions based on available information and processes.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Must be computer literate with strong MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) experience. SAP or other ERP system experience required.

Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.
Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:


  • Excellent company culture
  • Competitive Base Salary + Annual Target Bonus 
  • Annual Merit Increase Eligible
  • Excellent Healthcare Plans including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Generous Paid Time Off including 15 vacation days, 5 sick days, and 12 paid holidays with vacation carry over
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 6% Company Match  
  • Life Insurance 
  • Disability
  • Legal and accident insurance
  • Complimentary healthy snacks in the office
  • Fun team building and holiday events
  • Summer Hours
  • Flexible telecommuting program
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Training and advancement opportunities for professional and career development
  • Education Assistance



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