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Date: Jul 6, 2018

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Are you naturally analytical? Does the prospect of Business Planning/Analytics and Demand Forecasting sound exciting? If so, we at Leggett & Platt, Inc. may have the challenge you have been looking for! We are searching for a Business Planning Analyst at our Consumer Products Group Business Unit Office in Carthage, Missouri. In this role, you will be involved with forecast/demand planning (S&OP), industry/market data analytics & sales/category planning & analysis. You will have the opportunity to support and drive the business by utilizing your analytical abilities across all levels of the organization.


What will you be doing?

Forecast/Demand Planning

  • Work with the Sales team to develop and maintain a rolling 18-month demand plan for new and existing products/customers
  • Manage the weekly forecasting process by comparing orders with the demand forecast and compiling forecast accuracy
  • Work with the Supply team to ensure both short and long-term balance of supply with demand
  • Communicate demand plan requirements to the organization through the preparation and presentation of a monthly Demand Review
  • Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Product Development teams to create a monthly Management Business Review presentation

Industry/Market Data Analysis

  • Utilize industry data sources to gather intelligence on trends and changing competitive landscape
  • Build and maintain Market Share tracking tools
  • Participate in the annual Strategic Planning process

Sales & Category Planning/Analysis

  • Build and maintain monthly reporting tools for both Sales and Category teams and use to help identify issues and opportunities


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in General Business, Finance, Accounting or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in business analytics, forecasting/demand planning preferred
  • Knowledge of the Integrated Business Planning process (S&OP)
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of functions/people
  • Comfortable pulling together information from multiple sources and working with large amounts of data
  • Deadline oriented
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, if/then statements, etc.), PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office suite products (Access preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, and business skills


We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more. 


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer


Nearest Major Market: Joplin

Job Segment: Sales Operations, Data Analyst, Supply, Supply Chain, Demand Planner, Sales, Data, Operations

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