Demand Manager Sr.

| Huntsville, AL
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The Senior Demand Planner will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders to develop a broad understanding of the business and will analyze data to forecast demand across customer groups and/or regions. In addition, this position will generate reports to identify market trends and track key metrics that impact customer order behavior.

The goal of this position is to develop accurate forecasts that enable Adtran to provide a high service level to customers while minimizing inventory investment. The position requires communication up to the level of the executive team, proactive problem solving, advanced analytical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maximize forecast accuracy and develop long term plan to guide company demand projections.
  • Take a key role in the sales and operations planning process to develop best item level and product family projections, while utilizing customer data, POS, shipment history, upcoming promotions, and new product rollout data.
  • Work with Product Management and Sales Management to develop promotional forecasts and review these forecasts monthly.
  • Develop new product forecasts with Product Managers.
  • Interface with Sales, Marketing, Finance, and customers to incorporate all aspects of market intelligence into the forecasting environment.
  • Collaborate with customers on forecast and supply while building relationships with customer planning teams.
  • Maintain up-to-date system data and verify all information uploaded into ERP system.
  • Track and report forecast accuracy by item as well as account and make recommendations to improve the balance of supply and demand.
  • Facilitate monthly Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process by leading cross functionally to develop a rolling 18 - 24 month forecast.
  • Support/contribute to S&OP meetings as well as engage in all continuous cycle S&OP activities.
  • Support company information requirements through completion of account forecasts, customer service reports and special requests as needed.
  • Other projects and assignments may result and be assigned to accommodate the changing needs of the department and the company.


  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience using forecasting systems.
  • Previous experience with ERP systems.
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis on the Microsoft Office suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and understand large volumes of data.
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to grow and move up in the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge or exposure to forecasting and forecast analysis techniques.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a telecommunications / networking product environment.
  • SAP experience.
  • CPIM or CSCP certification.
  • It takes people to connect with people. At, ADTRAN we hire the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for meeting customer expectations the first time, every time. Employment is based not only on professional qualifications but also on the character and personal attributes we deem essential for the continued growth and success of the company. ADTRAN adheres to the highest ethical standards. This bar is set by our leadership and strengthened by our employees. Our employees are truly our most valued resource and are the reason for the company's continued success.

    For more than three decades, ADTRAN has been a leader in the telecommunications industry. We are enabling communities and connecting lives as we equip service providers around the globe to deliver Gigabit broadband. These services are transforming the way people live, work and play. As an innovator, the company is also focused on the future. We are defining the future network with cloud-based software solutions developed with an open, scalable and programmable approach.

    We invite you to explore our current job opportunities and apply for those you deem fit your skills and qualifications.

    ADTRAN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disabilities, age, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Thank you for your interest in ADTRAN careers.
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    ADTRAN operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Huntsville, AL. ADTRAN was founded in 1985. It has 1601 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 15 open jobs at ADTRAN, click here.
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