Watts Water Technologies, AERCO Brand Demand Planning Manager in North Andover, Massachusetts

The demand planning manager is in charge of the full demand planning process. They will lead a team in developing accurate demand forecasts based on statistical modeling, sales and product management input, and market analysis. This position designs and executes strategies and plans to meet company’s short-term and long-term supply chain planning objectives. It will also lead the Product and Demand Review sessions of the Sales and Operations Planning Process (S&OP) and will be a key contributor to improving customer experience through superior delivery while minimizing costs. This position will be supporting multiple platforms in a matrix organization. The demand planning manager will lead a team of demand planners. The right candidate will have experience in a matrix organization, be a strong influencer, and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across all functions. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning.


  • Develop sales forecast with Business, Product Line and Marketing leaders

  • Lead the Demand portion of the S&OP process to align all stakeholders on next 12-18 months plans

  • Define and implement metrics to measure planning performance

  • Maintain accuracy of planning data in ERP and APS systems

  • Implement and improve planning processes and systems

  • Improve the customer experience

  • Manage multiple complex projects

  • Routinely interact with internal and external customers

  • Manage a team of planners


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree with specialization in Supply Chain or Operations preferred.


  • Manage a team of planners


  • 5-8 years’ experience minimum with supply chain planning, continuous improvement initiatives and relevant software applications.

  • Project Management, APICS or other related certification is preferred

  • Problem Solving/Analysis

  • Decision Making

  • Performance Management

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Business Acumen


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment

  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.


Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas


North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees