Inventory and Demand Planner

Job Id:  7249

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

JOB Summary: The Inventory and Demand Planner will be responsible for the demand planning, inventory planning and S&OP functions within the SCM North American team. This includes leading the annual budget process for the SCM North American team, preparing and analyzing inventory projections and working with SCM and other functional groups to comprehensively report on the SCM portion of the S&OP, MBR, and MIS processes.



Demand Planning

  • Lead the annual budget process for SCM in North America.
  • Track supply vs. budget/allocation monthly for both forecast and supply plan as a part of the S&OP cycle.
  • Track and document the impact of forecast changes to budget supply targets as well as inventory impacts.
  • Analyze monthly affiliate demand forecast in terms of changes, synchronization with orders, production, etc.
  • Track monthly progress on sales from a volume perspective and communicate major deviations from forecast in advance.
  • Lead the discussion on projecting order shipment for Compass reporting.

Inventory Planning

  • Prepare and analyze monthly inventory projection for each new forecast as part of the S&OP cycle.
  • Work with Sales, Marketing, and Planners to achieve inventory value targets.
  • Work with Product Managers to align on inventory norm targets for each product (value and forward coverage).
  • Prepare monthly GSOP and MBR slides for inventory performance.
  • Work with other functional groups to identify and reduce ageing, blocked and excess inventory.
  • Track and document the impact of forecast changes to budget supply targets as well as inventory impacts.
  • Prepare monthly internal North American SCM MIS.

Supply Planning

  • Lead the monthly Supply Review calls with SCM and Commercial business.
  • Create monthly MPS files and reports.
  • Other opportunities as they arise.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field preferred
  • SAP Experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize task appropriately
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to present professionally via phone and written communication methods.
  • Works well within a team environment



Organization/Project Management - Plans and schedules work according to changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work

Decision Making - Thoughtful decisions and sound judgments made based upon a clear understanding of problem or issue, relevant information, data, experience, business objectives and potential impact to UPL.

Communication - Speaks, writes, listens, and presents information in a logical and articulate manner appropriate for the audience

Influence - Can get others to adopt an action by using data, facts, logic and credible personal presence

Creativity – Seeks out and implements novel solutions that improve processes, systems, products, or services.

Results Orientation – Holds self and/or others accountable for accomplishing work commitments and deliverables; understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them; sets and achieves high standards of performance


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


Travel:  Less then 25% for company meetings, all domestic.


We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them. #UPLJobs