Demand Planner- Onsite only local candidates accepted
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Who We Are:

We are a fourth-generation, family-owned organization poised for incredible growth. We celebrate the diversity of our workforce. Everyone is valued and treated equally and with respect in a safe and innovative work environment. Our employees continuously seek individual and organizational improvements through respect, collaboration, and teamwork. To succeed here, you must demand excellence from yourself, be coachable, and commit fully to your team and company goals.

Employees are responsible for recognizing and accomplishing the Catania Core Values of:

-Job Well Done

-Authenticity at Our Core

-We are Family

-Customer Focused

-Own it 

Job Overview: 


As a pivotal figure within our Operations team, the Demand Planner is dedicated to forecasting and managing product demand to maintain optimal inventory levels. This role demands sharp analytical capabilities, comprehensive knowledge of statistical forecasting methodologies, and an exceptional ability to collaborate across various teams to enhance supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction. 




Key Responsibilities

  • Demand Forecasting: Implement statistical models, leverage historical data, and incorporate market trends and sales/marketing insights to forecast product demand accurately across different dimensions (e.g., customers, products, production lines).
  • Inventory Management: Oversee inventory levels to recommend replenishment schedules, ensuring a balance between minimizing excess inventory and fulfilling customer demands.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Engage closely with sales, marketing, production, and supply chain teams to consolidate data, align on demand forecasts, and devise strategies for inventory optimization.
  • Data Analysis: Examine demand patterns, sales data, and market trends to identify enhancement opportunities and improve forecasting models.
  • Forecast Accuracy: Maintain forecast accuracy metrics, aiming for continual improvement through process optimization.
  • Risk Management: Detect potential forecasting risks (e.g., seasonality, market fluctuations) and devise plans to counteract these risks.
  • Communication: Effectively disseminate demand forecasts, inventory recommendations, and insights to stakeholders, facilitating informed decision-making.
  • Continuous Improvement: Keep abreast of industry trends, new technologies, and market dynamics to identify and implement process improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, or a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in demand planning, inventory management, or a related role, preferably within a manufacturing context.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, Epicor, QAD) and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and demand planning software.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities, capable of working effectively across diverse teams.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to data-driven decision-making.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities concurrently.

Physical and Technical Requirements

  • Navigational ability in a production/warehouse setting.
  • Use of standard office equipment (telephone, computer).

Working Environment

  • Office setting with the capability to work in a food manufacturing environment.

 Equal opportunity employer 

We are not using third party recruiters for this role.