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Sr. Demand Planning Analyst

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.  

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

Incumbent is responsible for leading a portion of the Sales and Operations Planning process corporate-wide, developing the unconstrained demand plan, facilitating the supply reviews identifying and driving closure to gaps between demand and supply.  This person is accountable for forecast accuracy improvements in order to ensure maximum complete and on-time performance.



  • Lead the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process from demand planning to the review with executive management.
  • Drive collaborative forecasting and replenishment planning with external customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Lead demand planning reviews for multiple product families measuring the demand planning process effectiveness to drive complete and on-time performance & continuous improvement actions.
  • Determine appropriate distribution center inventory stocking levels and drive actions to optimize working capital.
  • Lead physical inventory counts at distribution centers
  • Drive the process to mitigate slow moving and obsolete inventory across the organization
  • Facilitate supply reviews driving adherence and accountability with appropriate functional owners through rough cut capacity planning and performance to key metrics.
  • Identify and define gap analysis actions requiring management decision.
  • Influence others and drive results within the organization without having direct reporting authority.
  • Create reports from system generated data to support problem solving as needed.
  • 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.
  • Lead development of new methodologies, as needed, to improve the planning process and results.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related field
  • 5+ years related work experience
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in a Demand Planning using SAP, Kinaxis, Arkieva, etc. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • SQL and or Tableau experience 
  • Inventory control and material planning experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to lead change and influence decisions
  • APICS Certification preferred

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

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, Strategic Planning, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Operations, Strategy, Engineering