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Demand Planning Analyst

Date: Apr 21, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide.


A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.


This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.

Primary Function

The Demand Planning Analyst is a key role within the Planning group and is responsible for creating forward looking demand forecasts, providing KPI reporting and performing analytics to drive forecast accuracy improvements. In this entry level role, the Demand Planning Analyst will support the SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) process and work cross-functionally with stakeholders across the North American business units.


  • Assist in the maintenance of a rolling 12-month collaborative demand forecast for a North American business unit.
  • Analyze historical demand, promotional plans, new product introductions, and customer point-of-sales, inventory, and forecast information to generate forecast.
  • Analyze demand using Logility and Tableau reporting tools including forecast accuracy, historical trends, and monthly changes to improve performance.
  • Transform data into actionable insights; design and conduct ad-hoc analysis.
  • Develop and document standard work that drives repeatable results for demand and material planning.
  • Create key performance indicators that measure the accuracy, effectiveness and completeness of the demand and material planning process and drive root cause corrective action as needed.
  • Participate in the development of new methodologies, as needed, to improve the planning process and results.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners.
  • Support the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree required (recent graduates encouraged to apply).
  • One year of related work experience or college internship experience. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Inventory control and material planning experience. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Participation in the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data and provide effective summaries to leadership.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance. 

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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