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Analyst, IBP Demand Planning - The Toro Company

Procurement, Marketing

Bloomington, Minnesota

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Who Are We?

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world-class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us. From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career.

Job Functions

The Analyst, IBP Demand Planning is responsible for creating demand forecasts by leveraging history and assumptions gathered through the demand consensus review process. This includes a rolling 24 to 36 month Demand Plan at family level in accordance with the enterprise IBP Process, and SKU level forecasts for the cumulative lead-time horizon. The analyst adds value to the forecast through targeted adjustments that improve accuracy and eliminate bias from the Demand Plan. This position reports to the Demand Planning Manager and provides support to product marketing and account management in monitoring, evaluating, and analyzing trends related to their portfolio. In addition, the demand planner works with integrated supply chain to align supply and demand, and with the business on product allocations.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for: ​

  • Participate in monthly demand consensus reviews to drive alignment and accountability to the integrated demand plan. Ensure alignment with Marketing & Sales in development of the consensus forecast.

  • Documents assumptions underlying the plan and highlighting key changes

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners including Marketing, Sales, Finance, Engineering and Supply Planning and utilize historical order and shipment data, current Point of Sale (POS) trends, field inventory data, promotional activity information to develop the best possible demand plans for new and existing products.

  • Utilize SAP Demand Planning and the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process to develop a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) level demand forecasts for products within the Residential & Landscape Contractor (RLC) portfolio.

  • Communicate changes to cross-functional partners. Quantify and proactively communicate all significant forecasts changes and gaps to all impacted.

  • Review forecast metrics (EVA, BIAS), understand root cause when variability exceeds the norm, and determine best methods to improve forecast accuracy and eliminate bias.

  • Collaborate with Supply Planning and Manufacturing on corresponding planning scenarios and strategies. Communicate and escalate concerns to management to ensure an appropriate supply chain strategy is developed.

  • Participate in development of Annual Business Plans.

  • Contribute to the implementation and successful roll-out of demand planning tool; Utilize and maintain inputs to the Demand Planning and IBP tools.

  • Support the weekly Integrated Tactical Planning (Sales & Operations Execution) process for the RLC division with cross-functional team including sales, marketing and supply chain

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

Analyst I:

Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields

0 - 2 years of experience in Supply Chain or Data Analytics.

Capable in data management and analysis in Excel.

Able to work collaboratively with cross-functional partners

Proficient in demand planning methodologies, statistical analysis, and forecasting techniques

Analyst II:

Meet the requirements of Analyst I including-

3-5 years of relatable experience in demand planning, including use of demand planning software.

Capable in data management and analysis in Excel through practical experience using Excel to create and manage planning data.

Sr. Analyst:

Meet the requirements of Analyst I & II including-

7+ years of relatable experience in demand planning, including use of demand planning software. Capable in data management and analysis in Excel through practical experience using Excel to create and manage planning data.


What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at ourBloomington, MN HQlocation a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.

Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters!

Food - Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day.

Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees. 

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.

Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility. #LI-Hybrid

Competitive Salary The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early withthe One@Workapp, formerly the Even app.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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