Demand Planner/Supply Chain & Logistics Analyst, Marchon

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for the global product forecasting for assigned brands.  Responsibilities include forecasting, management of rating sessions, acting as a liaison between Brand Management, Sales and New Product Integration, and overseeing the development of Associate Demand Planners.

Essential Functions

Optimize statistical forecast to reduce error and minimize Planner intervention, enabling Planners to focus on small number of SKU’s using exception management

 

Responsible for detailed forecast for US, Canada, and South America

 

Manage global SKU forecasts by account, country, and collection

 

Collaborate with Regional Planners to achieve/surpass forecast accuracy goals

 

Propose process, master data, and other changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness within Demand Planning

 

Collaborate with Sales and Brand to review, revise and adapt plans based on market feedback, SKU performance and regional seasonality

 

Collaborate with Sales & Customer Service to review and adjust key account plans and objectives

 

Drive unit sales forecast process to ensure budgets are current and revised according to trend

 

Maintain open communication between Supply Chain, Brand Management, Sales and Product Development

 

Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

 

Bachelor’s degree from 4 year accredited college or university or equivalent in experience and training

 

Three years prior experience in retail and/or wholesale planning

 

Knowledge of eyewear industry or experience in fashion accessory field

 

Excellent analytical skills required including the ability to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract variables

 

Flexible and able to quickly and effectively change priorities and direction

 

Experience in SAP/ APO Supply Chain Management systems preferred

 

Strong computer skills including MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook

 

Ability to write and present clear and concise reports 

 

Ability to work with individuals on a global level

 

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

 

Excellent organization skills, detail oriented and ability to multitask

 

Proven track record of influencing constituents for optimal results

 

Flexible and able to quickly and effectively change priorities and direction

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.

 

The information above describes the general nature of the position and serves as a summary of the typical job functions. It's not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, or duties.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Company
VSP
Posted
03/25/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Melville, New York 11757, US