Associate Demand Planner

US-IL-Downers Grove




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HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.



Entry level position that encourages the development of demand planning skills and capabilities needed to meet current and future business requirements of our customers. The demand planner associate will form relationships and engage with various functions across HAVI supply chain.

The Associate Demand Planner will become familiarized with demand planning methodologies, functionality, and processes. In time, the Associate Planner will focus on the execution and delivery of accurate forecasts and support menu item planning for HAVI’s strategic customers.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Adaptation of demand planning tools, processes, and tasks
  • Provide forecasts that include projected demand that accounts for promotions and trends while supporting development of supply plans
  • Develop and maintain collaborative business relationships with cross-functional HAVI departments and external customers
  • Support a team responsible for the planning and execution of successful forecasting initiatives including ad-hoc analytical projects and cross-functional assignments
  • Vocalize ideas and innovative solutions to existing business complexities
  • Support and perform other tasks as required



Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA or BS in Supply Chain, Business, Economics or related discipline
  • Knowledge of supply chain planning and management
  • Experience with database applications or ability to adapt to and learn new software applications
  • Knowledge of advanced planning and inventory software systems such as JDA or SAP
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience in a team environment
  • Internship or experience in Supply Chain, Operations, Distribution, Analytics or business related field






Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:


   …our commitment to rewarding results

   …the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success



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