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Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ : CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children with more than $1 billion in annual revenue.
The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love.
Crocs fans Get Crocs Inside every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.
Our EMEA Brand Support Center in Hoofddorp is looking for a Sr. Demand Planner. The Sr. Demand Planner is meant to coordinate activity across the functional and time spectrums to deliver mid / long term Demand Plan to ensure profitable business growth and in-stock levels for Core product.
This includes but not limited to drive cross-functional collaboration with key commercial partners to align upon Open to Buy plan, in season coordination and MFP process seasonal hand off to the channel.
What will you do?
Update and Manage Demand Plan :
Own the Demand Plan for a given Sales Channel in EMEA Region by making adjustments in alignment with commercial needs as we approach seasonal buy execution
Interpret changes in buying process into product investment both increases and decreases to optimize balance of revenue with inventory in support of corporate goals
Place enhanced focus on New Product / Key Product initiatives; align and coordinate core / important carryover seasonal items with core planning and supply teams
In Season Coordination :
Lead the efforts of inventory and supply planning to proactively manage in-stock levels
Propose seasonal and in season stocking strategies to commercial leads to balance margin / revenue generation with optimal working capital levels
Coordinate actions upstream into supply chain to monitor, adjust and troubleshoot supply lines as well as optimize inventory across the EMEA Region for a given sales channel
Open to Buy Execution :
Own and operate the planning tool for the sales channel OTB process
Drive cross-functional collaboration with key commercial partners and leadership to align upon final OTB plan
Proposed various scenarios to commercial leadership based upon inventory utilization, pricing and promotional activity
Coordinate the efforts of supply and demand maintaining OTB data elements
Coordinate MFP process hand-off of seasonal plan :
Work closely with Global MFP team to understand and shepherd seasonal plans into region-channel enriched plans
Coordinate activity with regional merchandisers to ensure the priorities and focus of the region-channel is clearly captured in all MFP related tools and updates
Participate as needed in IBP / Seasonal Plan Alignment and other meetings to represent priorities of the EMEA sales channel
Minimum Education :
Undergraduate degree focused on business, supply chain, planning or related field is required; exception possible for highly extensive and relevant work experience
Minimum Experience :
3-5 years planning OTB / Demand; highly desirable to be within a multichannel setting particularly in the apparel / footwear business
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Demand Planning experience is required
OTB experience is required
Familiarization with Inventory and Service level planning
Experience in Merchandising Financial Planning process and / or Integrated Business Planning
Must have extensive experience and fluency in Excel tools and functionality
Experience with MFP, Demand Planning systemic solutions; ideally with o9 Solutions
Travel Requirement :
Minimal travel expected (
What do we offer?
A job within an unique and fast growing global brand;
40 hours per week in our virtual office, a fair salary, good pension arrangement and a bonus opportunity;
Fun work place, innovating working environment;
25 paid holidays;
50% discount on the most comfortable shoes in the world;
A healthy work environment with discount on your gym membership;
Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day;
And so much more!
Sounds pretty amazing right? Well, what are you waiting for?!