Role details

Demand Planning Manager

Bridgewater   •   USD90,000 - USD110,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Luxury Goods Company
  • Newly created position as a result of continued growth

About Our Client

Our client is a Global Luxury Goods Company

Job Description

The Demand Planning Manager will be responsible for managing the demand planning activities for the Americas Region, assuring the achievement of service level requirements/targets are met in close coordination with the Head of Global Planning and the Regional Sales and Marketing teams. The Demand Planning Manager will be responsible to ensure that guidelines in terms of level of service are adhered to. Day to day responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the Regional Demand Planning Process set-up through the finalization and implementation of appropriate workflows and related supporting tools in line with HQ Management indications.
  • Be the pivotal communication point between Regional Marketing, Regional Sales and Global Planning and guarantee a prompt and constant flow of priorities and relevant information.
  • In close cooperation with Regional Sales Department, review historical sales trends, research demand drivers and prepare forecast data including recommendations and actions based on buying patterns of key customers and impact of promotions and events on demand.
  • Support the development of statistical forecast models consistently with the Global Planning strategy and in line with the Regional Business Models.
  • Guarantee the Global SOP process coordinating Data gathering and analysis at Regional level, ensure on time outcomes transmission to Company HQ and collaborate with Regional Sales Department to identify and resolve discrepancies between forward-looking sales forecasts and demand forecasts.
  • Provide a proactive support to continuously improve customer service and simultaneously reduce finished goods inventory in line with the Management indication and Company strategy.
  • Ensure constant and correct reviews and updates of the ERP and Planning systems relevant parameters.
  • Support implementation and maintenance of a reporting system to analyze the main Demand Planning KPIs. Train and integrate other Regional functions about Demand Planning themes.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Mathematics or Statistics.
  • 5+ years of relevant prior experience in Demand Planning and Forecasting within the consumer goods or similar industry.
  • Experience in businesses with short product lifecycles and high-mix (fashion, consumer electronics, etc.).
  • Strong IT systems knowledge (SAP, data warehouse, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent team player, effective communicator, with solid analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
  • Proactive, able to coordinate multifunctional activities and information flows. Result oriented, resourceful, accurate, and independent.

What's on Offer

  • $90,000 - $110,000
  • Performance Target Bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • etc.

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