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Demand Planning Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Demand Planning Manager manages demand planning and produces customer and product forecasts. Researches and analyzes sales trends and other factors related to demand planning, and manages forecasting processes and reporting.

Job Outlook

There were 44 Demand Planning Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1716 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Supply Chain / Logistics Manager industry, which includes the Demand Planning Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Demand Planning Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $134,312.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $134,312.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Demand Planning Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $117,884.

Education and Experience

Posted Demand Planning Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.98%
Bachelor's Degree84.38%
Master's Degree31.53%
Doctoral Degree0.47%
Other1.69%

Posted Demand Planning Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years6.8%
3 to 5 years53.48%
6 to 8 years25.27%
9+ years14.45%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Demand Planning Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Planning (72.84%)
  • Forecasting (70.57%)
  • Sales (57.34%)
  • Leadership (48.37%)
  • Communication (48.19%)
  • Operations (46.27%)
  • Management (39.1%)
  • Problem Solving (27.68%)
  • Microsoft Excel (26.86%)
  • Customer Service (24.59%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Supply Chain Management (24.28%)
  • Demand Planning (84.94%)
  • Supply Chain (70.29%)
  • Demand Forecasting (31.36%)
  • Finance (42.47%)
  • Supply Chain Planning (39.69%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (28.82%)
  • Marketing (34.32%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Inventory Management (28.94%)
  • Root Cause Analysis (5.79%)
  • Merchandising (6.73%)
  • Project Management (19.85%)
  • Process Improvement (18.07%)
  • Sales Planning (3.78%)
  • Industrial Engineering (7.74%)
  • Business Requirements (8.45%)
  • Data Analysis (18.13%)
  • Power BI (11.93%)
  • Stock Keeping Unit (2.84%)
  • Business Process (9.86%)
  • New Product Development (16.24%)
  • Purchasing (18.31%)
  • Business Planning (11.52%)
  • Sales Inventory And Operations Planning (17.84%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (11.28%)
  • Business Strategies (9.21%)
  • Procurement (17.31%)
  • Sales Forecasting (15.59%)
  • Production Planning (9.86%)
  • Customer Demand Planning (5.32%)
  • Finished Good (6.5%)
  • SAP Applications (23.39%)
  • Working Capital (3.9%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (9.1%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (9.45%)
  • Supply And Demand (19.2%)
  • Material Requirements Planning (9.51%)
  • Inventory Planning (9.75%)
  • Statistical Modeling (7.09%)
  • Integrated Business Planning (12.46%)
  • Business Intelligence (8.45%)
  • Supply Chain Acumen (6.67%)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (9.57%)
  • Demand Management (8.33%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Demand Sensing (3.37%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Supply Chain Planning (69.57%)
  • Demand Forecasting (54.97%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Demand Planning Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Planning Manager
  • Business Planning Manager
  • Global Demand Planner
  • Demand and Supply Planning Manager
  • Commercial Sales Manager
  • Supply Planning Manager
  • Planner
  • Planner Intern
  • Director of Demand Planning

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Demand Planning Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • General Motors (40)
  • Amazon (38)
  • Eaton Corporation (36)
  • Applied Materials (36)
  • Deloitte (35)
  • Mitsubishi (29)
  • The Judge Group (24)
  • L'Oréal (22)
  • Intel (21)
  • Accenture (18)

North Carolina

  • Hanesbrands (6)
  • Eaton Corporation (5)
  • GXO Logistics (3)
  • Gxo Logistics Supply Chain (2)
  • The Judge Group (2)
  • Employ (2)
  • Spectrum (2)
  • Prolec-GE Waukesha (1)
  • Carrier Corporation (1)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!