Demand Planer

Created: 24-03-2020

Deadline: 01-05-2020

Category: Merchandising

Location: London, UK

Do you want to be a part of the world’s leading jewellery company? We are looking for a strong Demand Planer with a helpful, can-do attitude who will work closely with Sales, Merchandising and Marketing to drive forecasting improvement initiatives.

The main purpose of the Demand Planner is to:

  • Ensure that the jewelry sales forecast for the BRIS cluster is credible and accurate
  • Maintain the statistical forecast and add market intelligence into the forecasting system
  • Work closely with Sales, Merchandising and Marketing colleagues as well as Group Supply Chain in Denmark and European Distribution Center (EDC) to ensure right time to market planning
  • Drive forecasting improvement initiatives in the cluster to support and achieve challenging targets

PANDORA employees must demonstrate the ability to apply the core values of Pride, Passion and Performance to their position.  They are expected to use the values to help the business reach its vision, in accordance with the strategy.

 

KEY ACCOUNATBILITIES

  • Develop robust demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of the demand planning function
  • Use and maintain the Logility Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool
  • Review historical sales trends and research demand drivers
  • Gather, analyse and validate data
  • Develop statistical forecasting models and evaluate forecast results on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Monitor demand versus forecast on a regular basis in order to proactively identify issues
  • Build and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders in Sales, Marketing, and Finance departments to understand demand forecast drivers and dampers
  • Coordinate cross-functional analytical activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast models to reflect updated sales and marketing plan
  • Provide feedback to Finance/Sales planning on system statistical forecast and recommend adjustments to current sales forecasts
  • Collaborate with the commercial teams to review performance and advise on forecasting matters, and improvements to current processes
  • Conducting Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning department in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs and recommend  adequate safety stock levels on market bestsellers
  • Coordinate and communicate promotional plans with Supply Planning department in HQ and distribution centers
  • Drive improvement in forecast accuracy, both for Mix and Volume – strive to achieve and exceed targets
  • Prepare and maintain demand planning summaries and performance reviews for senior management and for monthly S&OP conference calls with European Demand and Supply Planners and provide input for volume planning
  • Liaise with Warehouse/Distributors to obtain specific market information

 

THE INDIVIDUAL

  • Proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Detailed understanding of critical path of information flow and data analysis at expert level
  • Experience with ERP and advanced planning systems such as SAP APO & SNP,  AX and Logility is an advantage
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to flex between detailed and topline analysis
  • Understand forecast principles and statistical models
  • Team player skills

 

THE REWARD

Our people are an integral part of our success.  Our commitment to unforgettable career progression is just the start.  We offer a competitive rewards package that is second to none. 

Our generous benefits package including;

• A highly competitive salary and bonus potential
• Generous 55% employee discount on all Pandora product
• Winniperks - Our online benefits platform
• Income Protection and Life Insurance
• Company pension scheme
• Parties and incentives throughout the year

If you are looking for a new challenge and feel you have the relevant experience then we’d love to hear from you!

Please click here to apply.