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Demand Planning Manager

Company: Costar Technologies, Inc.
Location: Coppell
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Costar Technologies, Inc.:

Costar Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Coppell, TX, designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a full range of products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets generating approximately $60M in annual revenue. Costar Technologies, Inc. consists of five operating companies: Arecont Vision Costar (Glendale, CA), CohuHD Costar (San Diego, CA), Costar Video Systems and IVS Imaging (Coppell, TX) and Innotech Security (Pompano Beach, FL)

Job Title

Demand Planning Manager

Job Description

The Demand Planning Manager is an essential role in the supply chain of our company.

The Demand Planning Manager will be responsible forecasting activities associated with products purchased, manufactured, and sold by Costar Technologies. The Demand Planning Manager will create and maintain forecast models incorporating business intelligence, and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, warehousing, and operations.

This role's primary functions will be both hands-on involvement in the creation of demand forecasts, as well as implementation in our systems, and delivery of the proposed supply plan to those who will execute it.


Develop and prepare demand forecasts for multiple product lines.

Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

Responsible for the monthly implementation of the demand forecast in our systems (NetSuite) and the generation of the proposed supply plan (from NetSuite).

Oversee and execute Item management in our systems to ensure consistency across subsidiaries and effective demand and supply planning results.

Regular reporting to Senior and Executive management of the demand plan and KPI's

Interact with Sales, Marketing, and other teams to understand demand forecast drivers.

Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with sales, marketing, warehousing, finance, operations, and other teams to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.

Work with the Supply Chain organization to develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase outs.

Engage with stakeholders to ensure alignment in lead times, inventory days, liquidation plans and inventory aging.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of demand planning and inventory management practices and procedures, and proven record of success.

Experience Using NetSuite To Implement Material Requirements Planning

Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge.

Demonstrate excellent analytical skills with a strategic ability

Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Sound/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education And Experience

Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields.

A minimum of 5 years' experience in a demand planning/forecasting role.

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Keywords: Costar Technologies, Inc., Dallas , Demand Planning Manager, Executive , Coppell, Texas

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