Demand Planner

Created: 02-06-2021

Deadline: 31-08-2021

Category: Merchandising

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, US

The Demand Planner is responsible for demand planning activities for the North America Cluster. The primary responsibilities are to ensure that item level forecasts of selected Jewelry categories are as accurate as possible at all times, meeting forecast accuracy objectives whilst aligning with Category Sales plans and supporting commercial objectives.The Demand Planner works to meet these objectives by leveraging the Logility supply chain management software and Microsoft Office applications, while collaborating with other business functions and colleagues around the world.

Essential Functions:

  • Optimize and maintain item-level statistical forecasts in the Logility supply chain management software
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to refine the statistical forecasts and to forecast new product launches and promotions
  • Identify and address root causes of key forecast accuracy misses and forecast bias
  • Conduct comprehensive monthly review of item demand forecasts in Logility and weekly ad-hoc reviews as required in response to trend
  • Collaborate with merchandise, sales and marketing team members to forecast new products, promotions, events, and to understand and refine existing statistical forecasts
  • Review of item forecasting against plans and monitor bestsellers to ensure demand is aligned and relevant to current trading conditions
  • Research and analyze historical sales trends, demand drivers, new product performance, and promotional performance and apply learnings to improve forecast accuracy
  • Collaborate with supply chain colleagues around the world to cultivate global efficiencies, share best practices, and enhance performance
  • Build and leverage exception reports to efficiently identify and resolve key forecast errors
  • Ensure that key performance metrics are achieved in forecast accuracy, order fill rates, and inventory levels

Something About You:

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Statistics, Finance, or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Statistics, Finance, or related field
  • Strong analytical skills and commercial acumen
  • Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills, the ability to work efficiently and prioritize effectively
  • Must be structured, organized and have a high attention to detail
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to multitask in a changing and fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and driven, ability to self-manage projects and deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate across functionally and globally
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Basic Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with Supply Chain planning systems preferred

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