The demand planner is responsible for collecting all quantitative and qualitative data and compiling a demand plan that is used to drive supply, capacity, financial decision making processes. The Demand Planner plays a critical role in ensuring operational and financial success for the organization as well as connecting marketing efforts with operational efforts to synchronize teams..
Position Summary, Responsibilities and Expectations:
Develop data-driven, high quality analysis of demand in order to generate a high quality forecast at multiple levels of aggregation for 12-18 month time horizon for multiple product families
Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, develop statistical analysis of market trends, promo and event related analysis
Have ownership of the forecast data, report generation and management. Be proactive in identifying gaps in monthly and quarterly forecast, especially as it relates to sell thru trends, channel inventory.
Demonstrate a collaborative approach while working with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment in supply and demand assumptions. Provide crucial insights into the area of business and induct into forecast models (eg market performance and recent sales trends).
Work with Channel Marketing, Supply Planning, and Order management teams to track orders to commit and demand supply/commit matching
Use and maintain forecast templates as the primary forecasting system tool. Test different methodologies as best fit.
Contribute in managing product lifecycles by collaborating with cross-functional teams in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product transitions.
Contribute to EOL strategies, such as markdown strategies and/or product position strategies based on E&O
Help prepare reports and presentations for multiple teams
Be a driver of continuous improvement opportunities in processes and business results
Work with S&OP team to consolidate regional plans, perform initial analysis and validate regional assumptions and data accuracy
Essential Skills and Experience:
Strong analytical skills, experience with large data sets and data analysis including financial scenario analysis must have amazing excel skills! (vlookups, if statements, macros, dashboards)
Self-motivated, comfortable working with ambiguity and managing complexity in a global, fast-paced organization
Aptitude for blending quantitative and qualitative data
Proven ability to track and manage ongoing activities within a project
Excellent English communication skills - both verbal & written
Experience working in cross-functional teams to drive projects to completion
Independent self-starter who can handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of SQL
Bachelor's degree in Operations Research, Business Management or related disciplines or equivalent experience
Minimum 8+ years of data analytics/demand planning/forecasting experience and with demonstrated success
Experience using Oracle R12, Power BI a +
Computer hardware, peripherals and gaming experience a big +
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