Raise the bar with us
The EMPWR values reflect the spirit and company culture: ‘Raise the bar’, ‘Growing together’ and ‘Living the passion’.
Constantly pushing themselves, their clients, and the creativity of their employees, EMPWR instinctively aims for better, healthier, and tastier. They believe in a world of positive growth for both individuals and companies. This is EMPWR’s way to reach a happier, healthier world in a sustainable manner.
In order to shape the future of their ambitious scale-up company, EMPWR wants to strengthen the team with Demand Planner.
A Demand planner plays a critical role in supply chain management and is responsible for forecasting customer demand for products or services. The primary goal of a demand planner is to develop accurate demand forecasts to ensure that the right amount of inventory is available at the right time. This position will work with both customer demands/forecasts and material demand planning.
A day in the life:
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, operations, procurement, and finance, to gather relevant information and data for demand forecasting.
Analyze historical sales data, market trends, and other relevant factors to develop accurate demand forecasts for different products or services.
Utilize statistical models, forecasting software, and other tools to create demand plans and projections.
Conduct monthly Sales and Operations Planning meetings to relay analysis and projections based on demand, inventory position and market trends.
Monitor and evaluate forecast accuracy, identify trends, and adjust improve forecast accuracy over time.
Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to gather information on lead times, production capacities, and any other factors that may impact demand planning.
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to gather insights and inputs that may influence demand patterns.
Assess the impact of promotions, new product launches, or other marketing activities on demand and incorporate them into the forecasting process.
Monitor inventory levels and coordinate with inventory management teams to ensure optimal inventory levels and minimize stock-outs or excess inventory.
Provide regular reports and analysis on demand forecasts, forecast accuracy, inventory levels, and any other relevant metrics.
Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and emerging demand patterns to enhance forecasting accuracy and identify potential risks or opportunities.
Continuously improve demand planning processes, methodologies, and tools to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
What you bring
What you bring:
Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, statistics, or a related field, preferred but not required.
Proven experience in demand planning, forecasting, or related roles, preferably in a manufacturing, retail, or consumer goods industry.
Strong analytical and mathematical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and trends.
Proficiency in using demand planning software, statistical forecasting tools, and advanced Excel functions.
Experience with MPS and MRP analysis and execution.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Knowledge of supply chain management principles and practices.
Familiarity with ERP systems and inventory management concepts.
Understanding of sales and marketing dynamics and their impact on demand planning.
Ability to adapt to changing business needs and work in a fast-paced
There are many reasons to work at EMPWR, such as:
1. Competitive starting pay
2. Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plans.
3. Opportunities for career advancement within a growing company.
4. Positive and collaborative work environment.
5. 11 paid holidays
Note: The above job description is a general outline of the responsibilities and qualifications required for the position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary based on the specific needs of the employer.
The USA: why it's worth it to work with us
Challenge the status quo
We are building something really special in the United States, to challenge the status quo of nutritional bars and prove that they can be delicious. Our operations are expanding rapidly, and we are looking for the best people to work with us on our ambitious growth plans!
Job security in a safe and pleasant working environment: the growth we foresee in our volumes the coming years is big! Therefore, we are able to secure jobs because we are in need of many hands and brains to make it all come together.
In our company we are constantly evolving, creating new products, and continuously questioning and renewing our ways of working. That makes us an exciting place to work. We are encouraged to share ideas and make suggestions.
Cynthia Sulimro, R&D
There are no politics, bias, or favoritism in our company. We value hard work and competence. Our people get fair compensation and have the same opportunities as their fellow team members to grow in their careers.
Fatima Cerrato, Production
We’ve grown from a local company into an international company over the years. Being part of the EMPWR group has brought positive changes but more importantly it has also brought stability. Being part of a large group that values its employees has made us stronger and more resilient.
Julio Flores, Production
The work environment and the relationships I established with my co-workers, the opportunities to grow and climb the ladder are things that made me come to work every day. It’s the place where I have the opportunity to grow, develop and prove myself.
Gabe Chapman - Production, McMinnville, US
Where we work
In McMinnville, the growth in operations has given us a new breath that allows to expand our operations and modernize our equipment. The future looks bright, and that vibe makes it an exciting spot to be for our entire team here in the U.S.
The R&D center
Our growing R&D center is where the team can make and evaluate prototypes for our customers and the growing nutrition bar industry. This onsite center allows us to immediately evaluate the test results and to rapidly push our innovations one step further. All employees are encouraged to taste new prototypes and share their thoughts.
We’re situated in the south end of McMinnville, a historic town in the heart of Oregon’s wine country. Not many cities here are as lucky to be just 45 minutes away from the big city, the mountains, and the ocean. An easy commute from all directions, without traffic jams.