Here’s a quick visual aid on some of the key attributes of a successful demand planner.
An effective Demand Planner has excellent analytical skills which include expertise in statistical data analysis and modeling. Since the demand planner role requires a collation of data from multiple sources to drive a consensus, excellent networking and interpersonal skills are required. An effective Demand Planner also needs to have excellent knowledge of the Demand Planning Software and should be highly skilled in reporting and presentation.
Infographic: 8 Traits of a Highly Successful Demand Planner
There are few Demand Planners, who consistently generate a far more accurate Demand Plan compared to others. The infographic below shows the tools and techniques employed by highly successful Demand Planners.
Are there any other techniques that you’ve found essential for a demand planner? Feel free to add on to the list.