Demand Planning Analyst (Contract role - 5 months)


Driving profitability with the market and managing stock levels by working dynamically with Finance, Marketing, DTC, Supply Chain and Sales teams to ensure stock availability via Monthly Rolling Demand Plan. The Demand Plan is the basis for Purchasing and significantly influences the inventory management/stock turn and re-order availability. Therefore it is also the foundation for reaching sales and inventory targets. Main KPI is the Demand Plan accuracy in consideration of availability and inventory levels.


Key Responsibilities (Functional):  

Ranging & BU strategy

  • Execution of Demand Planning processes to support strategic initiatives to fulfill BU requirements
  • Provide analysis for BU marketing to enable a fact-based decision making for future strategy
  • Support and consult the Merchandising teams throughout the range creation and identify Risks &Opportunities based on analysis of the current business development
  • Support BU projects



  • Responsible for creating and updating of the Rolling Demand Plan (RDP) for defined business segments on article level;
    • Forecast extrapolation 
    • Create analyses and statistics
    • Ensure pre-order business
    • Balance the product availability for the re-order period
    • Monthly distribution of the RDP reflecting market demand
    • Create and update size curves
  • Observance of local and global timelines and deadlines
  • Liaise with cross-function departments on time (Marketing, Sales, Purchasing)
  • Observe markets regarding changes, chances and risks
  • Set up review meetings with marketing & sales teams
  • Carry out required ad hoc analyses on the area of business he/she is responsible for


KPI Reporting

  • Demand Plan accuracy
  • Demand Plan reliability
  • Inventory management/stock turn
  • Optimization/reduction of excess stock
  • Availability
  • Other duties as assigned by Demand Planning Manager


Key Relationships (Internal): 

  • BU Directors and Merchandisers
  • Direct to Consumer (DTC) Team
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Marketing Operations
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Supply Chain Management/Purchasing


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g. relationship management, facilitation)
  • High personal impact and high communication skills
  • Commercial and business acumen to facilitate resolution of disconnects between stakeholders
  • Proven methodological skills (e.g. data analysis, trend forecasting)
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel, Access, and/or Microstrategy
  • Ability to be detail oriented and manage multiple priorities under tight timelines


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:  

  • University or College Degree preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years of operations experience within a large Footwear, Apparel, Sporting Goods, or Consumer Products organization and with increasing degree of responsibility
  • Preferable experience in the sports or clothing industry
  • 1-2 years of experience in planning, buying, replenishment or other related field preferred




adidas is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities, and will accommodate applicants’ needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If selected to participate in an interview, accommodations will be made available on request. Please inform the Recruiter of the accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Full time