What does an Associate Demand Planner do?

Demand planners work in a company’s supply chain to utilize analytical, marketing, and sales data to estimate future product demands. They develop an effective forecast model by paying attention to industry trends and demand patterns. They monitor and report essential changes to sales forecasts, business strategies, and budgets. They support company management with risk assessment and activities to help mitigate the risk and propose and implement solutions that accurately improve demand forecasts.

Demand planners conduct merchandising project reviews looking for their promotional effectiveness and perform competitive pricing analysis and review of merchandising strategy. They manage and prioritize steps for execution, inventory, or shipments based on customer specifications and available parts. They create and generate statistical forecasts using historical data, seasonality, and variability metrics and coordinate logistics to deliver launch products and support marketing materials. Demand analysts need a bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or related fields and a minimum of three years experience in demand planning or a forecasting role.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Associate Demand Planner Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,186 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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Associate Demand Planner Career Path

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Associate Demand Planner Insights

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Senior Demand Generation Manager
Dec. 9, 2021

“There is an unlimited opportunities to learn new stuff and get to work with people from various backgrounds.”

Demand Planner
Nov. 5, 2020

“Nothing to say Friendly and cosy full and good”

Senior Demand Planner
Aug. 14, 2019

“Work schedule is flexible and colleagues are nice to work with.”

Regional Supply Planner
Oct. 19, 2019

“Respect work and personal but now its bad.”

Demand Generation Manager
Sep. 25, 2020

“I was given an amazing amount of flexibility and choice in my career path with constant support along the way.”

Supply Planner
Nov. 1, 2020

“Good work and life balance (Not for my team but mostly)”

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Demand Planner
Mar. 28, 2021

“Good for work and life balance”

Demand Planner
Jun. 17, 2021

“Exposure to some of the best minds in lighting industry and good growth opportunities”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an associate demand planner

When working as an associate demand planner, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are AdvancED EXCEL, Microsoft Office Suite, GIS, UNIX Linux and Powerpoint.

The most similar professions to associate demand planner are:
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Supply Chain Analyst

The most common qualifications to become an associate demand planner is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.