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Senior Analyst, Demand Planning (Kipling)

Company: VF Corporation
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

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We are looking for a skilled Demand Planning Analyst to join our VF Family. Come join our Kipling Team at Americas headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey!

The Senior Demand Planning Analyst will be responsible for analyzing historical data and identifying current trends to develop unconstrained demand forecasts. You will share these forecasts with cross functional teams including finance, sales, and merchandising. Forecasts will impact seasonal purchasing and in-season inventory management.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Consolidate regional demand to inform supply chain of future needs related to materials, vendor capacity, and buy timing.
  • Generate seasonal forecasts at various levels (top downs / bottoms up) using historical data, point-of-sale data, trend inputs, account plans, promotion strategies and product lifecycles.
  • Responsible for building annual plans for budgets to support sales and margin goals
  • Assist in the creation and tracking of the financial forecast.
  • For assigned categories, provide forecasts and other inputs into consensus demand planning process which includes sales, merchandising, product, and finance teams. Align on open to buy $'s.
  • Responsible for maintaining forecast in system at style / color and monthly level.
  • Measure forecast accuracy utilizing agreed upon KPI's (such as MAPE & BIAS).
  • Partner closely with supply planning counterparts to determine monthly buy guidelines and align on inventory risks.
  • Provide seasonal demand reporting to key stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Submit monthly financial forecasting materials for sales, margin, inventory excess
  • Partner with Global Planning teams for forecast consolidation, projects as needed
  • Proactively develop ad hoc analyses and recommendations to support business objectives.
  • Provide key inputs into the S&OP process.
  • Demonstrate product expertise for assigned categories.

Skills for Success:

  • Experience working in a multi-channel environment - both wholesale and direct to consumer channels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand, assess, & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively
  • Advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables, macro's). Experience in other analytical tools (big data) a plus.
  • Prior experience with AS400 systems a plus.
  • Self-starter with excellent follow through
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Forecasting System experience, a plus

Educational/ Position Requirements:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years

  • 3-5 yrs. experience in a Corporate Supply Chain environment; demand or supply planning desired.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from four-year college or university (preferred concentration in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management)
  • APICS or IBF Certifications are a plus

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel estimated at 5% or less of the time

Keywords: VF Corporation, Jersey City , Senior Analyst, Demand Planning (Kipling), Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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