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Ameren Demand Planning Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:Tuesday April 13, 2021

Supply Chain Demand Planning Specialist (ZA5310)

About The Position

The Demand Planning Specialist position is responsible for collaborating with planning organizations across Ameren to develop demand plans for the Supply Chain organization. The Specialist ensures that Business Partners have the materials and services they need by taking plans and forecasts and developing forecasts for their demand. The Specialist must have a keen understanding of Business Partner needs and priorities and the marketplace of options to meet these needs. The position will analyze, prepare, and report long term forecasts to Supply Chain Leadership. The Demand Planning Specialist should have skills and expertise in the following areas:

Demand Planning

Supply Chain Management

  • Statistical Forecast Modeling

  • Demand Planning Systems and Software

  • Market Intelligence

  • Financial Analysis

  • Metrics and Reporting

  • Demand Planning & Forecasting

  • Task Management

  • Risk Assessment

  • Cross-functional Team Facilitation

  • Business Partner Relationship Management

Key responsibilities include:

  • Consolidate demand plans (services and material needs) from Business Partners for key project and business needs

  • Support, collaborate, and influence Ameren functions to support efforts to optimize the Supply Chain organization to support the delivery of $16B in Ameren sourceable CapEx spend over the next 5 years.

  • Proactively work with stakeholders in Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois, Ameren Transmission and Business & Corporate Services to develop rolling 5 year forecasting models and provide periodic updates to those models based on new inputs from the segments.

  • Work with Supply Chain and Business Partner stakeholders to develop a recommendation and execute a planning process to get increased visibility of the sourcing and inventory needs.

  • Work with Supply Chain stakeholders to assist in the development of resource, inventory, warehousing and sourcing plans to align with demand planning forecasts.

  • Analyze business intelligence information using a variety of internal Ameren systems financial systems and planning systems (e.g., OPPM and Copperleaf).

  • Prepare ad-hoc analysis and investigate issues brought forth by Supply Chain leadership.Share thoughts and insights with Supply Chain Leadership.

  • Drive consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with Business Partners.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, or Digital. MBA or other related graduate degree preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), or Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred. Five or more years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, analysis or modeling, or business planning and experience working with cross-functional teams required.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Detailed understanding of capital planning, corporate finance, forecasting, investment concepts, practices and methods. Strong analytical, problem solving, decision-making, strategic thinking, and planning skills. High level of accuracy and attention to detail. Advanced financial, statistical, and quantitative modeling skills. Ability to take initiative, collaborate and lead. Strong business acumen and ability to see the big picture. Excellent communication (written/verbal), interpersonal, and presentation skills to effectively interface with and influence internal/external contacts. Project and vendor management skills preferred. Advanced proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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