Demand Planner

Amsterdam, Netherlands
06 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021
Full Time
About Calvin Klein

Calvin Kleinis a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by bold, progressive ideals. TheCalvin Kleinbrands -CK Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein UnderwearandCalvin Klein Performance- provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. TheCalvin Kleinbrands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewellery in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under theCalvin Kleinbrands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established forCalvin Kleinto provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of theCalvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe thatCalvin Kleinis well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world's favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success.

The Team

The Buying &Planning Team plan the seasonal collection buys based on vendor allocation and regionalrequirements/holidays,within the calendar milestones, 4 times a year. Team ensures the sell in quantities are placed within the vendors, on a timely manner.

The Position

The position is part of the Buying & Planning Team, focusing on the NOS (Never out of Stock).

This role is responsible for driving the EMEA monthly demand forecast for one of the Brands / Categories of the NOS business in order to maximize fulfilment while keeping healthy inventory levels. You will also collaborate with sales managers and planners in Europe, sales and merchandising team as input for the demand plan.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop demand plans for a 12 months of horizon based on statistical forecasts, trend analysis, and market insides on a monthly basis
  • Monthly create and present the forecast adjustments/summary in sign-off meetings with Production Planning team
  • Conduct analysis on NOS sales in order to obtain in-depth understanding of NOS performance and expected demand, facilitating more accurate demand planning
  • Provide analysis for regional S&OP meetings and collaborate with the regions to increase forecast accuracy
  • Collaborate with Product Merchandising with regard to NOS collection to ensure data-driven decision-making
  • Actively manage the NOS new product introduction process, by gathering forecasts from markets, calculating optimal launch quantities, determining / adjusting sell-through rate or products at multiple stages (e.g. before, during, after launch) and developing demand plan
  • Involved in projects aimed at efficiency improvement
  • Provide reporting on NOS performance to stakeholders on monthly basis and during quarterly meetings (e.g. Quarterly Basic Review report, sales overviews and forecasts, offer composition, ABC overview)

The Ideal Candidate
  • Educated to bachelor/master level; Education background: supply chain, economics, or any related quantitative field.
  • 1-2 years of experience in Demand Planning or related field
  • Strong analytical and solving skills
  • Ambitious, Passionate & Personable
  • Skills in gathering, interpreting and manipulating data
  • Understanding of forecast error metrics
  • Strong team player
  • Proficiency with MS office with advance skills in Excel (Pivot Tables, Power Query, Power Pivot)
  • Experience with SAP and Advanced planning systems is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and ourbrands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.