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Cummins Inc. North America Demand Planner in Columbus, Indiana

North America Demand Planner


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We are looking for a talented North America Demand Planner to join our team specializing in Marketing for our Components Business Segment in Columbus, IN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • The Demand Planning Specialist will coordinate the creation of the Demand plans for use in synchronized business planning within each small to mid-sized business and/or Line of Business.

  • This role will need to liaise and consult with sales, marketing, brand/product organizations, Finance and Supply Chain to facilitate the planning process. Work with Demand Control Leader to understand the implications of near order trends to longer term outlook. Leads the development of the rolling 36 month forecast and support the 5yr demand forecast to support Strategic and Aggregate Planning Process.

  • Use knowledge of Business / Customers / Markets/ Products to efficiently challenge Demand Plan assumptions to improve the quality and robustness of the demand plan.

  • Manage across cross functional and cross-BU interactions to ensure a dependable and efficient demand management, including daily operations.

  • Manage consolidated sales projections for volumes and financial implications in both the monthly demand planning process and to deliver to Strategic Planning Process while working cross-functionally to support the annual operating planning process.

  • Support Corporate Demand Management initiatives and lead the global business unit demand planning process to ensure global alignment.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • 3-5 years’ experience with Demand Planning

  • Data Analytics - Discovers, interprets and communicates qualitative and quantitative data; determines conclusions relying on knowledge of business or functional frameworks; simultaneously applies statistics, data validity, data visualization, and problem solving approaches to effectively extract meaningful patterns and business insights; presents conclusions and outcomes that enable data driven business decisions.

  • Market Analysis - Researches information using meaningful and valid sources and data to expand your knowledge of markets; analyzes findings by connecting dots and identifying trends to create a coherent image of the market; summarizes relevant insights by condensing, prioritizing, and translating how these impact our business.

  • Market Forecasting - Analyzes and interprets market data from a variety of internal and external sources and modeling to formulate unbiased market projections specific to business segment.

  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear

  • 6S Green Belt Certified or willingness to train.

  • Undergraduate degree required or equivalent experience.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

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At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 30, 2021, 7:17:44 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2100033X