Supply Chain Planner

  • Company: Christian Dior Inc.
  • Country / Region : United States
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Supply Chain
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: CDC03596
  • Date of publication: 2020.08.09

Position

JOB PURPOSE:

As a key contributor in supporting rapidly growing market needs, ensure product availability and stock optimization through efficient demand and distribution planning. In close collaboration with Merchandising teams, the Supply Chain Planner will be in charge of forecasting and business planning on a particular product segment, as well as product allocation and day-to-day distribution.


Profile

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Monthly forecast review and demand planning for product categories in your scope:

  • Review forecast for seasonal and permanent products based on the performance
  • Ensure alignment between current and future seasonal buys and sales projections in forecasting tool
  • Collaborate with Merchandising and Retail Planning team in reaching alignment on global Americas sales plans by category
  • Collaborate with E-commerce team on product forecasting for e-commerce and sales plan construction

2. Manage product replenishment from central warehouse (France) for permanent products:

  • Collaborate with merchandising teams on assortment strategy
  • Manage application of distribution parameters to support this strategy
  • Optimize stock levels in stores and in dedicated buffer stock in France
  • Become a key user of replenishment tools and support any initiatives in replenishment tools upgrade
  • Support and initiate product re-balancing actions

3. Support product launches and events:

  • Manage launches of seasonal products in collaboration with merchandising team and central supply chain
  • Provide data analysis and recommendations for agile seasonal allocation strategy
  • Manage end of life for seasonal products
  • Support development and implementation of new tool for distribution of seasonal products

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain Management, master or MBA is a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of Supply Chain, Planning or Forecast and/or related experience
  • Understanding Demand and Distribution Planning principles, APICS/Forecast training and certification highly desirable
  • Strong Analytical skills and ability to provide recommendations
  • Ability to operate and structure large amount of data, very strong knowledge of Excel is required
  • Ability to work with databases, SQL is a plus
  • Strong communication skills and ability to understand all stakeholders' priorities and context, adapt communication to the counterpart
  • Able to work independently and self-motivated
  • Positive and open-minded in all interactions with counterparts, goodwill is a must
  • Able to structure and synthesize data and processes
  • Result oriented and dead-line driven
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