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Title:  Demand Analyst


Mason, OH, US, 45040

Requisition Number: 117312 

Job Description

Cintas is seeking a Demand Analyst to review in detail all inputs into demand including on-hand inventory, safety stock, WIP, promotions, new material roll-outs, etc. and create a demand plan that takes into account the budget, as well as inventory targets. The role integrates demand, supply and financial information into one unified demand plan for the business, which is then passed to the Demand Planners for input into the SAP APO system. Production schedules are generated based on that plan, which should link the Global Supply Chain strategic plan with Operations’ strategic plan by working with Merchandising, Marketing, Sales and Operations for the different business divisions within Cintas. Responsibilities include analyzing each materials’ monthly forecast statistical model; finalizing the consensus forecasts by material/color, production group and distribution center as appropriate, while ensuring proportional factors are allocated accordingly; reviewing historical sales trends and demand drivers; preparing forecast data; developing statistical forecast models; evaluating forecast results; presenting, soliciting and assessing feedback on the various forecasts from sales and finance; recommending adjust for operational forecasts; reviewing promotional plans with Sales; making suggestions for capacity adjustments; assisting in annual budget process and presentation to leadership; informing and understanding the risk associated with the forecasts and the inventory investments being made, such as adding new items, adding SKUs and increasing sales forecasts; working to maintain inventory targets; building relationships and trust with all cross-functional areas; communicating and educating on forecasting concerns, observations and soliciting feedback accordingly; driving the value and importance of Demand Planning throughout the organization; influencing/persuading others to action; holding monthly demand meetings with the different business divisions; holding monthly capacity reviews internally with supply chain leadership team; managing weekly, monthly, quarterly demand and capacity reviews within the departments; proactively identifying, resolving and communicating issues surrounding the forecasts; ensuring management is informed and involved in issue resolution; working collaboratively with the entire Planning team.



  • BA/BS Degree in Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Product Supply Operations Management, Mathematics or Statistics; MBA preferred
  • Ability to make sense of information that may be complex, ambiguous and/or contradictory in order to effectively solve problems and keep the organization aligned with the GSC vision and strategy
  • Ability to identify data sources that will assist in solving problems
  • Ability to understand that different situations may require different approaches
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SAP
  • Ability to thoroughly execute all planning functions, including investigations, problem solving and communication



  • 5+ years' experience in Demand Planning
  • APICS or other forecasting certification


Cintas offers comprehensive and competitive medical, dental and vision benefits, featuring employee health care premiums that are 30% lower than the national average for our industry.  One of our medical plan options is even offered at zero cost to our partners.

Additionally, our employee-partners enjoy:
•    Competitive Pay
•    401(k)/Profit Sharing/Employee Stock Ownership Program
•    Disability and Life Insurance Packages
•    Paid Time Off and Holidays
•    Career Advancement Opportunities


Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.


Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.


To support our growth across North America, we’re seeking driven professionals with ambition to move up within our company. Our professional culture, our dedication to our employee-partners and limitless career opportunities—these are just a few benefits we’re proud to offer. Our employee-partners know every job is critical, and that teamwork drives innovation. Let’s talk about how you’ll fit into our team and how your hard work will be recognized through competitive pay, world-class benefits and ongoing career development. Are you Ready™ for limitless opportunities at Cintas?


Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Category: Supply Chain 
Organization: Global Supply Chain
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 1st Shift

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Demand Planner, Supply Chain, ERP, SAP, Supply, Operations, Technology

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