Assistant Demand Planner

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

At Deckers Brands we don’t just create shoes, we create lifestyles. We are about opportunity. Opportunity to create, to grow and to have an impact. We want all our people to be as successful as they can be, to reach their full potential

 

Here at Deckers, we want to positively impact the world, whether that be with our Be Good, Do Good community involvement, or through employing sustainable business practice and socially responsible operations. How we continue this journey is down to our 3,000 strong global team, across our five brands (UGG, Hoka, Teva, Sanuk and Koolabura by UGG). No matter where you are based within our team, we are committed to helping our people thrive.  We will offer you a generous employee benefits package, as well as health, wellness, and career development support.

 

COME AS YOU ARE

 

We believe that the company you build is defined by the company you keep. We believe that a diverse, inclusive culture drives creativity and success. We believe that open hearts and minds together can unleash the potential of a brilliant mix of people—in every corner of Deckers. We strive to create a workplace that values ALL people, where we embrace differences, and everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Because the more perspectives we share, the better we can be.

 

The Role

 

The purpose of the role is to support the Demand Planning Manager in creating and maintaining the regional demand plans and forecasts with consistency in order to create highly accurate forecasts that will encourage business decisions throughout the organisation and achieve the Financial Sales Plans.

 

Reporting to the Demand Planning Manager, the role supports the seasonal buying cycle and communicates across the business in the EMEA requiring a high level of patience, professionalism and communication skills.

 

Your Impact

 

  • Assist in creating sales forecasts to ensure right product, right time based on demand patterns and business trends.
  • Work in partnership with local Sales teams to understand local variances, sales trends and promotions/deals which will impact future demand.
  • Ensure any extraordinary activity is reflected in the Demand Plan
  • Monitor sales vs forecast
  • Assist in challenging over/under sales patterns and suggest/implement forecast changes as required
  • Review re-order trends in season to identify short term sales opportunities where inventory exists within the European region
  • Assist Demand Planning Manager in preparing prior season review, to include category phasing by month, best sellers, size curves, sell in % etc.
  • Work with Demand Planning Manager to liaise with Sales team to identify lines with poor sell out %
  • Using prior season analysis, review average sales volume per product by category, identify sell outs & growth opportunities to establish an ideal proposed SKU count by gender & category for the next planning season.
  • Using prior season analysis, review average sales volume per product by category, identify sell outs & growth opportunities to establish an ideal proposed SKU count by gender & category for the next planning season.

Who You Are:

 

  • Are you a passionate Demand Planner who possesses interpersonal skills and is able to shape peer relationships over distance, Is comfort around senior leadership and loves to work in an self-guided environment
  • Self-starter who brings passion, enthusiasm & focus to their work
  • Creative, imaginative, solutions orientated, and strives to deliver high quality standards
  • Good at forming relationships with key stakeholders

We would Love to Hear from People with:

 

  • Experience of working in inventory management/merchandising/forecasting/planning – either a retail or wholesale head office environment
  • An analytical mindset an individual who is comfortable processing and presenting data to stakeholders or clients
  • You will need to be able to use Microsoft Excel to an intermediate level.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

 

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