Demand Planner

Essilor

Smithfield,RI

2/14/2020

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JOB TITLE

Demand Planner

MISSION - PURPOSE OF THE JOB

As a Demand Planner , you will play a key role in the Company s Supply Chain organization. The Demand Planner will be responsible for forecasting customer orders impacting inventory levels and order fill rates.

POSITION OF THE JOB IN THE ORGANIZATION

Department: Supply Chain Management

Reporting to: Demand Planning Manager

LOCATION
Smithfield, RI

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Focus on key driving factors that influence supply chain performance metrics; such as inventory availability, forecast error, and customer order fill rates.
  • Produce weekly forecasts at the account sku level, which affect retail in-stock position and purchases with overseas suppliers.
  • Develop new item forecasting models based on account, product category, retail price points, and seasonality.
  • Revise initial forecasts based on early point-of-sale data collected from our major retailers.
  • Work closely with Supply Planners to achieve optimum in-stock position.
  • Develop a rapport with the Sales team to integrate demand drivers into forecasts including store counts, promotional activity, new style updates, phase out strategies, placement, pricing and internal revenue budgets.
  • Collaborate with accounts to incorporate retail inventory levels, EDI generated system orders, and open-to-buy into forecasts.
  • Perform regularly scheduled and ad-hoc analysis and reporting related to forecast performance metrics, inventory levels, and order fill rates.
TRANSVERSAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission of improving lives by improving sight.
  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group s sustainability goals and mission
PROFICIENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical, financial acumen, planning and inventory control skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of distribution, sourcing, order processing, and supply chain principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and collaborate with internal teams (Sales, Merchandising, Supply Planning).
  • Proficient with MS-Office programs, primarily Excel.
  • Forecasting software experience a plus
  • Fluent English (both spoken and written), other language is a plus
  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Autonomous, with strong ability to work effectively in multi-cultural, geographically dispersed, virtual teams.
  • Influencing skills and project management experience in a matrix and complex organization, covering multi-region scope.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor s degree required in a related discipline (material planning, supply chain, statistics, logistics).
  • 2 years of professional experience in a related field.
ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objective and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
BEHAVIORS:
  • Ability to demonstrate, uphold, support, and model the Essilor Values:
  • Working Together
  • Innovation
  • Respect & Trust
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Diversity

Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Apply now

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    JOB TITLE

    Demand Planner

    MISSION - PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    As a Demand Planner , you will play a key role in the Company s Supply Chain organization. The Demand Planner will be responsible for forecasting customer orders impacting inventory levels and order fill rates.

    POSITION OF THE JOB IN THE ORGANIZATION

    Department: Supply Chain Management

    Reporting to: Demand Planning Manager

    LOCATION
    Smithfield, RI

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Focus on key driving factors that influence supply chain performance metrics; such as inventory availability, forecast error, and customer order fill rates.
    • Produce weekly forecasts at the account sku level, which affect retail in-stock position and purchases with overseas suppliers.
    • Develop new item forecasting models based on account, product category, retail price points, and seasonality.
    • Revise initial forecasts based on early point-of-sale data collected from our major retailers.
    • Work closely with Supply Planners to achieve optimum in-stock position.
    • Develop a rapport with the Sales team to integrate demand drivers into forecasts including store counts, promotional activity, new style updates, phase out strategies, placement, pricing and internal revenue budgets.
    • Collaborate with accounts to incorporate retail inventory levels, EDI generated system orders, and open-to-buy into forecasts.
    • Perform regularly scheduled and ad-hoc analysis and reporting related to forecast performance metrics, inventory levels, and order fill rates.
    TRANSVERSAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    • All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission of improving lives by improving sight.
    • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group s sustainability goals and mission
    PROFICIENCIES REQUIRED:
    • Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical, financial acumen, planning and inventory control skills.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Working knowledge of distribution, sourcing, order processing, and supply chain principles.
    • Demonstrated ability to support and collaborate with internal teams (Sales, Merchandising, Supply Planning).
    • Proficient with MS-Office programs, primarily Excel.
    • Forecasting software experience a plus
    • Fluent English (both spoken and written), other language is a plus
    • Strong business partnering skills
    • Autonomous, with strong ability to work effectively in multi-cultural, geographically dispersed, virtual teams.
    • Influencing skills and project management experience in a matrix and complex organization, covering multi-region scope.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor s degree required in a related discipline (material planning, supply chain, statistics, logistics).
    • 2 years of professional experience in a related field.
    ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
    • Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objective and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
    • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
    • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
    BEHAVIORS:
    • Ability to demonstrate, uphold, support, and model the Essilor Values:
    • Working Together
    • Innovation
    • Respect & Trust
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    • Diversity

    Nearest Major Market: Providence
    Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

    Apply now

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