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New York, NY
Operations
Full - Time
14-Aug-2020

Job:                 Manager, Demand Planning (ACD)

Division:       Operations

Location:      Hudson Yards, NY

Reports to:   AVP, Demand Planning

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Job Summary:

The Demand Planning team develops accurate and timely demand forecasts while reducing inventory/working capital, and minimizing forecast variability. They partner with commercial planning teams (Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Customer Planning) to gather inputs to build the consensus demand plan through the S&OP process.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Responsibilities are not limited to the below listing:

  • Develop accurate and timely demand forecast while reducing inventory/working capital, and minimizing forecast variability
  • Partner with commercial planning teams (Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Customer Planning) to gather inputs to build the consensus demand plan through the S&OP process
  • Work closely with the Brand Supply Management team to understand and resolve known supply constraints or excess inventory risks and communicate to commercial teams in the S&OP demand review.
  • Ensure consistency of forecast assumptions across the business unit, including base business trends, promotional plans, new launch volumes, planogram changes & seasonal volume.
  • Ensure alignment of Demand Forecast with Sales Estimate and/or provide reconciliation and analysis of variance
  • Focus on accuracy of demand plan for new product launches, based on accurate analysis of distribution builds and velocity/share expectations
  • Analyze historical sales data and future plans. Work cross-functionality to achieve continuous improvement in demand forecast accuracy. Improve overall demand plan.
  • Prepare written analyses, documentation, reports or other data
  • Lead monthly consensus meeting with Sr. Management teams
  • Fully articulate the forecast variance to financial commitments
  • Deliver demand forecast accuracy/variability and bias  

Required Experience/Training:

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant business experience within Manufacturing and/or Supply Chain required.
  • At least 2 years of Demand Planning experience required.
  • Possess well-developed communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills to be able to build strong work relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Have the ability to synthesize information and create a clear synopsis of key issues
  • Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and work independently
  • Ensure attention to detail
  • Demonstrate professional judgment and sound decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate success in persuasion, influence and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate success in leading and developing a team of individual contributors and leaders
  • Ability to manage in complex situation often needing to deliver innovative results
  • Results oriented
  • Develop appreciation of global markets and cultural diversity

 



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