Demand Manager

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Date: Jun 6, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Demand Manager

Job Location: Brecksville, OH

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: Hybrid


About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

 Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Demand Manager

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Demand Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining regional and global Consensus Demand Plans based on historical data, market trends, sales inputs, and other relevant factors. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills to translate data into analyses and actions and to lead the monthly Demand Review of the Integrated Business Planning process.​ You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life.


What We're Looking For:

  • Develop and maintain regional CDP based on historical data, market trends, sales inputs, and other relevant factors​.
  • Be the subject matter expert, providing recommendations on best practices.
  • Assist Sales, PLO, Data Science, and IT in compiling, cleaning, and standardizing data sets into a unified, easily analyzable format​.
  • Roll up regional CDPs of each Business Group within the division into a Global Demand Review with AOP comparison​.
  • Lead monthly Regional and Global Demand Review of IBP process to gain agreement on the latest demand inputs from Sales, PLO, Supply Chain, and other key stakeholders to reach an unconstrained CDP​.
  • Highlight gaps between proposed CDP and AOP and assist in identifying options to mitigate the gap​.
  • Review initial CDP through a 'manage by exception' process to highlight potential overrides​.
  • As needed, conduct what-if analysis to generate additional demand scenarios and recommendations​.
  • Assist in delivering demand planning trainings for all groups involved in the process (e.g. Sales, PLO, Ops, Finance)
  • Track and analyze deviations between actual demand and forecasted demand.
  • Identify the reasons for variations and work with relevant stakeholders to adjust and improve the forecasting models and methodologies​.
  • Collaborate with PLOs during NPI and EOL processes to ensure demand changes are accurately captured.
  • Establish relationships and communicate with business leaders, PLO, Sales operations, and finance to achieve buy-in and understanding of the CDP.
  • Analyze performance and metrics to identify causes of forecast error and bias and assist in developing and implementing plans to correct error and bias​.
  • Influence sales and PLO organization to improve forecast inputs.
  • Track demand planning performance via established KPIs and metrics and identify potential areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on market trends, industry dynamics, and customer behavior​.
  • Gather and analyze market intelligence, competitor data, and customer feedback to identify opportunities and potential demand changes.

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, or a related field. ​
  • 5+ years proven experience as a Demand Planner, Commercial or in a similar Supply Chain Planning role (chemicals / non-chemicals)​
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience with supply chain planning software, Kinaxis is preferred. Other examples include: OMP, O9, etc.​
  • Proficiency with ERP Systems, QAD is a plus Other examples include: SAP S/4Hana,SAP ECC, Microsoft Dynamics Business Control.​
  • Strong analytical skills with expertise in demand forecasting, statistical modeling, and data analysis​
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams​
  • Business and Financial acumen to translate analyses into business impacts and decisions.

Perks and Rewards That Inspire:


  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 


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