Demand Planner, Nala Region

Corsair Fremont , CA 94537

Posted 4 months ago

General Purpose:

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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