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Job: Demand Planner

Active since 02-07-2018 Job category Logistics: Procurement & Supply...
Location Hoofddorp Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 40 Salary Competitive

Demand Planner is responsible for delivering timely an accurate sales FC and Operating FC to the supply planning, sales channel and merchandising team. Responsible for execution of forecasting related activities within the monthly Integrated Business Planning process and continuous improvement of forecasting processes throughout Europe and developing analytical tools and to ensure profitable revenue growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Demand Planning Process
  • Responsible for development, maintenance and evaluation of the demand planning processes and methodologies in order to continuously drive improvements to the accuracy of the forecast and the efficiency of the Integrated Business Planning process.
  • Responsible for delivering on time an accurate and high quality sales and operating forecast to the required stakeholders as part of the monthly Integrated Business Planning Process.
  • Responsible to build Operating forecast (buy plan) as per agreed ST% strategy, DOH, Open to buy and Stock turn metrics to achieve inventory targets.
  • Liaise with Countries, channels, merchandising and supply planning teams to analyze impact of plans to overall business strategy for Europe region.
  • Benchmarking and best practice implementation of tools and process related to forecasting.

Integrated Business Planning Process

  • Follow the Integrated Business Planning calendar to prepare for each cross functional reviews ( Product review, demand sign off, supply/excess review and regional/exectutive cycle end review meetings)
  • Identify opportunities, initiate activities to mitigate risk associated with demand/supply unmatch, drive solutions thru the IBP process.

Cross Channel

  • Interface with Merchandising to meet seasonal go-to-market calendar deadlines and performance goals
  • Proactively work with the countries / channels to understand their key business requirements and improve the inventory level by creating a more accurate forecast
  • Work cross-functionally to create pre/post mortem analysis of seasonal performance, facilitate the evaluation and analysis of the performance of product sales trend, sales FC and financial target gaps
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales, Customer Service and Merchandising to meet revenue, margin and inventory target

Process improvement and other support

  • Drive process improvement throughout the demand cycle with metrics including forecasting error, size curve accuracy and purchased excess
  • Provide input into Global standard report utilization and provide corresponding analysis for the region
  • Ensure on-time delivery of required standard reporting packages for internal stakeholders
  • Interface with Corporate team members to support global best practices and process integration


  • Required Bachelor Degree in business, engineering or supply chain related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in demand planning
  • Understanding of inventory management, S&OP, and integrated business planning process
  • Strong communication, presentation, analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Strong organizational skills and proven experience in developing / managing processes in a fast growing business.
  • Proven ability to articulate business requirements and formulate concise solutions to complex problems
  • Solid international experience- comfort level with different cultures, languages, etc.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Knowledge of demand planning tools & software
  • Strong preference for Footwear or fashion/apparel industry experience.

We offer

We offer an exciting and challenging job in an open, growing and international organization. You will work in a dynamic working environment with enthusiastic colleagues from all over the world! Last but not least, we offer you a good remuneration package.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Logistics: Procurement & Supply chain
Industry / Industries Retail / Wholesale
Region Noord-Holland
Keywords Supply Chain, Deman Planner, Crocs, Shoes, Fashion, Amsterdam, Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland

Contact information

Name Kelly Wanmaker