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Demand Planning Analyst


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-OH-AKRON-CORP-HDQTRS-2110   
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 





Primary Purpose of Position:

  • Operate the monthly Demand Planning process, including the develop of statistical models, capture and modeling of assumptions and maintaining the forecast at the Material and Customer Group level and facilitating consensus meetings with sales and marketing.


  • Drive improved forecast accuracy by using metrics, researching root cause for forecast error and developing solutions to address root cause.


  • Support the Sales and Marketing teams with data and analysis to increase their effectiveness in building a sales forecast for their business segments.  Communicate opportunity/risk to delivering the sales plan, identifies current and future trends and potential implications to the future demand signal.


  • Ideate, own and drive projects and initiatives in the demand planning process and reporting that helps improve the accuracy of demand signals, accessibility and ease of identifying trends and continues to enhance the tools used by the team. Develop and implement changes to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the forecasting process or systems.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs statistical analysis and gathers all appropriate inputs from various groups (Sales, Marketing, Categories, Finance, Planning and Manufacturing). 
  • Owns and operates the Monthly Sales Forecast Consensus Process. Facilitates resolutions of forecast discrepancies between Categories, Channels & Brands. Leads the consensus meeting and facilitates conflict resolution.
  • Generate forecast accuracy/performance metrics at various levels of aggregation. Investigate root causes of forecast error and develops preventive/corrective measures
  • Adjusts forecast models as appropriate to reflect the expected impact of: Industry, share and economic trends, competitive issues and trends, marketing plans, events and overrides, pricing and products strategies, sales plans and incentives;  new product phase in and old product phase out.
  • Initiates, drives process and systems improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the forecasting process



  • Bachelor's Degree in business, economics or related field.



  • 3 years of experience in supply chain, operations management, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), forecasting or related field required or graduate of the Supply Chain Rotational Program



  • Ability to manage complex data, infer trends & spot patterns.
  • Understand the S&OP process, forecasting concepts, models, statistical techniques, market customer, end-users and business models.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent project and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work with remote teams in an effective manner



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

Click here for more information about Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and here for additional supplementary information. 

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Supply, Procurement, QA, Operations, Quality

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