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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Demand Planner

Los Angeles, California, US
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Company: COTY

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


Sr. Analyst, Demand Planning
Professional Beauty, CALABASAS

We're Coty Professional Beauty, one of the leading professional beauty companies and home of iconic brands like Wella, Clairol Professional, Sebastian and OPI. We are passionate about beauty. Our products touch millions of consumers worldwide, via thousands of salons, stylists and nail artists. We believe our products and services bring out the beauty in every individual.

Demand Planners manage the demand information flows to produce the bottoms up forecast, by-sku by-month, for a category, multiple brands or a large brand. The Demand Planner develops statistical forecasts and integrates numerous elements of business data and Market intelligence shared by internal Brand teams and the Market Forecast planners. Market intelligence includes initiatives, distribution, pricing, and promotional activities. The forecast is used by supply chain, finance, and business leadership. As such, it is a critical job with significant commercial and business implications.


In this role you will be responsible for:Volume Forecast:
Prioritize key master data items to support current and future business plans. Maintain master data directly in the system.
Evaluate historical shipment patterns, use experience and statistical knowledge to implement optimal models to represent (i) the best future forecast pattern, and (ii) the most efficient forecast method to deliver best accuracy per effort invested.
Review statistical forecasts periodically and implement updates to deliver best ongoing modeling as business evolves over time.
Make forecast modifications in the system, in collaboration with the Market Forecast Planner
Maintain the system volumes in line with assumptions (refer to KFCs - 'Key Forecast Changes')
Understand market dynamics and latest marketing and supply plans (promotions, cannibalization, distribution changes, supply constraints etc) and make value-added modifications to system forecast
Weekly demand control: collaborate with market demand planner and category supply planning; propose changes to the system forecast, and execute changes.
Represent demand planning in Commercial (Brand) meetings and further enable Brand level accuracy results.
Gather information on future initiatives for own market from initiative planner
Validate final forecast for own Market/Category and gatekeeper of proposed forecast changes to avoid non-value added modifications.
Validate the system forecast using methodology and tools such as forecast reasonability tool, consumption modeling, market share projection, etc
Collaborate with category supply chain contacts - communicate significant forecast changes and what-if projections in line with operating strategy; review latest supply situation; and manage resulting forecast updates. Examples in this area include managing cases of reduced product availability, initiative pipeline development, and significant merchandising timing moves.


We'd love to see candidates who have:
Strong cross functional collaboration
Ability to coach and drive results through others
Operates with discipline
Strong communication skills
Ability to collaborate horizontally and vertically
Ability to drive change in difficult circumstances
Independent thinker who can identify unique solutions and execute
Ability to multitask and quickly resolve issues
2+ years of Demand Planning or Supply Planning experience
2+ years working with multifunctional teams
Solid technical skills in SAP, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience owning measures and improving results
Effective oral and written communication skills
Aptitude for problem solving
Track record of working independently to produce solutions
Ability to adapt to changing environment and quickly learn new processes
Strong analytical ability with special attention to detail

Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you're the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible - we'd love to hear from you.
We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact . We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities,
experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
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