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Planner, Demand Planning

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Logistics

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

The Planner, Demand Planning will be responsible for SKU level forecasting for the Lauren Mercier domestic business, focusing on the DTC channel. The ideal candidate should have expertise and experience in creation and maintenance of monthly item level sell-in forecasts in IBP (planning tool) as part of the monthly demand/S&OP cycle (factoring in: sales trend, cannibalization, promotions, events, channel inventory, distribution changes, etc.). This item level forecast is the basis for collaboration and alignment with cross-functional partners within the Laura Mercier commercial organization, supply chain and with key retail partners. The ideal candidate will support the Sr. Manager of Demand Planning on ad hoc reporting and processes as needed. This includes preparing all analyses, effectively communicating forecast changes and recommendations, and building relationships with respective teams.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- Item level forecasting for US DTC brand portfolio comprising 1,000+ finished good and POSM SKUs, plus including three DTC channels.
- Assist in analyzing new launch forecast to support US new launch consensus
- Collaborate with key US channel planners and account executives to gain alignment with forecasts and specific programs and events
- Participate in monthly alignment meetings with sales, marketing and finance teams to ensure reconciliation of demand plan to business needs and financial plans
- Communicate the recommended forecast changes to manager in preparation for monthly retailer alignment meetings and pre-consensus
- Ad hoc reporting creation in IBP & Cognos, and analysis to maximize forecast accuracy and achieve business objectives
Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:
- US channel planners, US marketing, Sales Administration and US finance
- S&OP Supply, ExOps and factory planners
- Global Lifecycle manager
Financial Accountability
- Forecast Accuracy (1-month WMAPE lag 4)
- Inventory (Total & Excess/Obsolete within plan)
- Alignment of demand plan vs financial plan / LE

Profile

- Advanced MS Excel skills: demonstrated ability to quickly manipulate large raw data sets to produce reporting that is intuitive and easy to read/understand, advanced formulas and pivot table, a must
- Advanced MS Power Point skills: demonstrated ability to summarize analysis into slides appropriate for distribution across the organization/management
- Demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics clearly and concisely to peers and senior leadership
- Attention to detail and accuracy on multiple projects under time pressure
- Highly analytical and extremely self-motivated with critical thinking mindset
- Ability to quickly adapt in a highly collaborative environment, a team player, fit with the bareMinerals and Buxom brands and culture
- Familiarity with enterprise forecasting systems and tools (i.e. IBM Cognos, SAP IBP, etc.)
- 1~3 years' experience in demand planning (beauty or CPG preferred), relevant data analysis, business planning, sales/client facing, and supply chain experience a PLUS
- 4-year bachelor's degree required: major in business, finance, supply chain, or related field preferred
- IBF or APICS certification a plus
Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law
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