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Global Demand Planner



Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical. We're looking to add a Global Demand Planner to our dynamic team in Lisle!

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing, and Product Managers to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used to develop best possible mid to long term demand forecasts.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, self-develop statistical forecast models for DP judgement purposes, 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. Interact with sales, marketing, and product managers to understand demand forecast drivers
  • Load/validate updated demand forecast to the appropriate demand management working environment (SAP APO-DP, Kinaxis) by the foreseen cadence by using historical Bookings, statistical output, OEM forecast where available, market trends and information, forecasts provided by sales engineers, and actual customer firm and forecast figures recorded in SAP
  • For any part number transitions where forecast and actual should be combined, provide part number, and site detail and apply supersession treatment
  • Ensure any changes to customer master data (Sold to customer mapping, Product Segmentation classification, etc...) are communicated to the appropriate Master Data Coordinator on a regular basis to ensure all reports reflect the most current business organization. Conduct analysis to identify cause of forecast error and drive continuous improvement in predictability in demand
  • Use KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) of the own portfolio to ensure continual improvement
  • Using calculations of Forecast Accuracy, Comet charts and Month over month reporting to make improvements in future forecasts
  • Monitor and elevate the key management issues (capacity constraints, customer hurt …) to stakeholders (Sales and Supply planners) connected for specified areas of the business. Proactively support Demand Planning management to ensure ongoing commitment
  • Engage with Product and Project managers to consider EOL phase and new products / ramp-up phases
  • Drive utilization and/or selection of forecast/demand planning methodology, process, and software
  • Drive process improvements contributing to reduction of forecast error and bias
  • Execute with excellence in customer replenishment and feedback to the Supply Chain groups the opportunities and risks regarding customer replenishment performance metrics

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (preferably supply chain management, economics, finance, business management) or 5+ years in planning in lieu of degree
  • 3 + years’ experience in demand planning, supply planning, or business planning in a in a high volume/high speed corporate environment

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience or understanding in Sales, or S&OP
  • Practical knowledge of stats packages (i.e. SAS, SPSS or similar).
  • Skilled use SAP or other systems (Kinaxis, Oracle), BW and PowerBI

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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