In 1971, a young couple (our parents) received the news. Unlike the joy brought by babies and weddings, their happy news came in the form of a visa to the United States. Within one month they arrived with three small children and a fourth on the way, with one suitcase each in hand and a great deal of faith. By 1973, our father was busy working hard to provide for his family. By happenstance, he saw the opportunity to create a product that he was closely acquainted with, but was not yet available in the Los Angeles marketplace high quality fresh cheese, also known as queso fresco. After several late night kitchen table discussions, our parents decided to take a gigantic leap of faith with their hard-earned savings of $1,500 and began the journey of a lifetime. In 1973, they founded our company and named it Cacique . In Latin America, the name signifies the chief of a tribe, the ultimate authority, the very best and the pinnacle of experience.
Cacique looks to hire future teammates who embody Cacique's Four Pillars: Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity. These four Pillars are the values that have been the foundation of Cacique's success since its inception in 1973. We look for future teammates who exemplify these values in both their personal and professional lives. Our work culture embraces people who are innovative, resourceful, determined, catalysts of change and champions of our values.
As we continue to grow, we look to add individuals who embody these characteristics. Cacique is currently looking for a Demand Planner to join our Sales team. The Demand Planner will be responsible for creating and maintaining the demand plan and all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. This position will ensure that the demand plans use appropriate statistical models, incorporate business intelligence and forecast information from sales, marketing, finance, advanced analytics, and other sources. Works closely with Supply Planners providing a demand plan used for inventory and material planning.
Create and maintain forecast models for customers, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, retailer data, and other sources.
Capable to review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Operations to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
Analyzes historical sales trends from IRI, AC Nielsen, POS information and shipment trends to support baseline forecast assumptions
Continuously improve forecasts through evaluation of promotional activity, inventory changes, consumptions trends, category trends, media and advertising plans or extended service level impacts
Ensure Sales/Marketing Team plans are supported through the Demand Forecast process
Proactively communicate critical changes to downstream supply chain partners
Prepare, monitor and publish forecast KPI's ( Fill Rate, Inventory Targets, Planning Scorecard) on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis, taking corrective actions as necessary
Monitor orders vs. estimates on a monthly basis, responding to exceptions with collaborative discussions and addressing monthly plan revisions accordingly
Identify key issues which require immediate escalation to Sales and/or Operations as required
Bachelor s degree in business or related field required.
Ability to build strong relationships across the functions and levels
Demonstrated strong aptitude in analysis, root causes identification, and problem solving
Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.