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Demand Planner

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Supply Chain (SC)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Position Summary:

What has great quality, exciting challenges and lots of growth? Our Supply Chain team!  We are looking for Demand Planner to join our dynamic team who will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of forecasts of finished goods and raw material components. The forecast will be rooted in statistical modeling and collaboration with the sales and finance teams. This position will participate in the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process and will act as a liaison to supply chain teams (procurement, sourcing, and warehouse) for demand and forecast related issues. 

The Demand Planner will collaborate with sales, marketing, supply chain, and finance to drive a consensus demand process. You will be expected to analyze, validate, and consolidate multiple input streams to come up with a single version of the forecast.  The key to success will be to establish a clear link between sales plans, budget, and statistical demand plans as well as to identify and communicate key drivers of forecast changes.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Own forecasting for key product models and associated components
  • Participate in the S&OP forum, publish agendas and ensure action items gets completed.
  • Utilize statistical tools, bookings trends, promotional/price changes calendar, and strong analytics to develop a finished product and component level forecast.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing and finance in support of the S&OP process.
  • Continuously drives forecast accuracy improvement.
  • Meet regularly with representatives of supply planning to review component level forecasts, creates waterfall charts to review forecast performance and recommends safety stock inventory levels.
  • Leads product lifecycle analysis and recommends product discountenance based on historical usage, demand trends and strategic initiatives.
  • Leads New Product Introduction (NPI) analysis and suggests initial forecast ramp as well as option mix percentages.
  • Performs ad-hoc analysis, including managing inventory for product transitions, bookings trend analysis, and establishing drivers of forecast error metrics.
  • Collaborate with the warehouse team to ensure inventory accuracy and cycle count integrity.
  • Collaborate with our finance team to provide inventory projections.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Finance/Accounting/Economics/Business/Supply Chain or related field
  • 3+ years in Supply Chain or related experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience using John Galt software solutions
  • Sales analysis experience

About Us:

Exemplis LLC, headquartered in Cypress, CA, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded contract office seating products in North America. The company provides a broad range of task, executive, conference, side, visitor and lounge seating products that are distributed through independent contract office furniture dealers under the SitOnIt Seating™ and IDEON™ brands. Exemplis is the market share leader in the middle segment of a $3.0 billion addressable seating market in North America.


The Company has an installed base of over five million seating products in a wide variety of industry and institutional environments, including High Tech, Health Care, Hospitality, Government, Education, and Manufacturing.  Exemplis has delivered strong sales growth and profit margins on a debt-free capital structure. The Company’s profitable growth has been enabled by its build-to-order business model which has allowed the Company to consistently deliver to its target market a value proposition based on choice, speed, quality and performance at affordable prices.


Exemplis' commitment to its customers drives the Company's market and operating strategies. Management has a strong bias to action and a focus on quality, operational excellence and superior financial performance. For more information, please visit http://www.exemplis.com.


Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements. 

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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