The Demand Planner is responsible for style-color level forecasts for specific categories from pre-season estimates to in-season monthly demand forecasts using historical data, statistical projections, and market feedback. Facilitate consensus meeting to incorporate all functional demand forecast into one number and monitor and maintain the consensus forecast throughout the season. Forecast confidence, opportunities and risks need to be effectively communicated to cross-functional partners such as buyers, merch, supply planners and finance.
- Develop style-color level demand forecast using JDA statistical forecast and deliver the aligned numbers through cross-functional consensus meeting
Continuously analyze and reforecast demand to improve forecast accuracy to ensure commercial and functional target achievement
Develop buying forecast at style-color-channel level through simulating appropriate safety stock, display and presentation minimum for inventory optimization
Help management improve the forecasting model and process, through in-depth analysis of inputs to the forecast.
Determine and communicate forecast confidence, including risks and opportunities, to the Supply Planners.
Serve as a training resource to other Demand Planners.
Minimum 6-7 years experience in demand or merchandise planning
Apparel/footwear industry experience desired.
International business experience desired.
Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
Management and Manufacturing
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