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Demand Planner

ECCO aims to become the world’s leading footwear brand, and as such has a focus on developing and presenting industry leading marketing to targeted consumers around the globe. 

Overall objectives
Within the Amsterdam Regional HQ, the Demand Planner is an integral member of the EUROPE S&OP team and is responsible for all demand planning duties including estimating future product demand, analyzing inventory flow, and developing forecast models.
The Demand Planner is accountable for consolidated EUROPE demand plans, monitoring a timely and accurate Forecast update from the markets, providing an input to the Regional Supply Planning and S&OP.
Based on historical data, trends, sales performance plans and inventory levels, the Demand Planner will develop the EUROPE forecast, address any potential risks and opportunities to Markets and share the feedback with EUROPE and Global stakeholders. 
The Demand Planner will be expected to collaborate with Market Sales teams, Europe S&OP team, Europe Product Management team, Finance organization and other EUROPE and Global stakeholders.

The Demand Planner is accountable for the Europe Forecast Accuracy KPI and drives relevant process improvement activities on Europe level.


Who are you?
This is a high pressure role in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an individual who thrives under these conditions, with strong analytical, organizational, decision-making and presentation skills. Next to that, strong interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business. Therefore, we need someone with proven ability to build and maintain productive cross-functional relationships.

You have proficiency in planning and understanding of the financial and operational impacts. Furthermore, you are self-motivated and you have an interest in working with detailed and complex analysis. Finally, you possess the ability to learn new systems quickly, you can multi-task, you have a “can-do” mentality and the ability to travel (domestic and international) as needed.

Requirements:

  • 3-8 years’ work experience in Forecast Control, Demand Planning, Supply or Sales & Operations Planning or Merchandising (preferably in the footwear industry)
  • Experience with forecasting tool(s)
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain process flow
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business
  • Proficiency in statistics, planning, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office is required, including Excel (macros, v-lookups, pivot tables, complex formulas etc.)
  • Experience with Power BI is an advantage
  • Experience with an ERP system; SAP is preferred


We offer you
This is a challenging position within a complex environment where you will be expected to work closely with many cross-functional stakeholders. As a part of larger team you will be working with various functions and contributing to diverse projects. You will be learning on the fly and driving process improvements utilizing your knowledge and experience. The EMEA Regional Headquarter offers you a dynamic work environment. Beginning of 2020 we will be moving to a new, state-of-the art office which provides an inspiring place to work. Also, we offer a competitive salary, two free pairs of ECCO shoes per year and a 50% discount on 10 ECCO products. 

ECCO’s innovative approach, which can be found throughout our value chain, from hide to high street combined with the aim of being excellent in everything we do, is what makes us stand out as a company. Adding sincere commitment where diversity and personal development take pride of place demonstrates why more than 19,800 employees around the world prefer ECCO as their employer.

To be considered you must be in possession of full EEA working entitlements.

Strictly no third parties.


AT A GLANCE

Department Value Chain

Location Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Advertised 07. January 2020

 
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