Sales & Operations Planning Analyst

Michigan, Jackson

Posted: 03/21/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 12867

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Sales & Operations Planning Analyst.


Develop, improve and create advanced reporting that aggregates Enterprise Resource Planning data from across the company to be used for business planning, resource optimization and management reviews (3-24 month forecast)
Provide leaders, including senior leadership, with effective and accurate aggregated demand and resource data to support decision making and alignment with strategic, financial and operational plans
Provide analytical support to improve the quality and timeliness of ERP reporting
Support planners, analysts and leaders as needed to improve ERP data, in coordination with the appropriate management resources
Provide insight into best practice reporting tools & ERP platforms
Responsible for updating key metrics to measure the performance/health of the ERP process


Strong business acumen; advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills
Advanced Excel capability (writing formulas, macros, VBA, etc)
Programming experience (Tableau)
Demand and/or Resource Planning experience using ERP applications, preferably SAP, required
Demonstrated ability to structure complex problems and drive solutions cross-functionally across organizations and with senior management
Self-motivated individual with the desire to succeed and motivate others
Experience and comfort with planning and quantitative models, drawing insights from large and complex datasets and translating those into actionable strategies


Bachelor s Degree is required; preferred field of study in Industrial Engineering or related technical field
2+ years of experience with formal Resource Modeling, Planning or Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) experience preferred
Candidates with 5+ Financial Planning experience or related roles along with operational experience will be considered
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