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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 Core Planner, which is accountable for overseeing Global Demand and Supply across Core product.
The goal of the Core planner is to establish and lead forecasting processes with Regional planning leads by driving cross-functional alignment in order to achieve in-stock program and to be able to build long term Demand plans.
Core planner is responsible to maximize cash flows, sales and services levels while managing inventory levels.
What will you do?
Build Long term Demand Plans for Core :
Analyze historical trends and financial forecasts to build long term bottom-up demand plan for Core products
Partner with Sales and Merchandising to integrate customer feedback in future product planning decision
Align with Finance on long term revenue rolling forecast and regional growth strategy
Communicate the product inventory strategies to the Global Supply Planning team
Work with Sourcing and Development to identify solutions to functional and operational conflicts within the plans
In Season Management :
Align with Regional Demand Planning to produce global forecasts that drive global inventory buys. Sign-off Global inventory strategy with Senior Leadership Team via monthly Executive buy reviews
Maintain a constant relationship with the sales, merchandising, finance, sourcing and supply teams to understand the demand forecasting drivers
Maintain optimal inventory level and balanced replenishment on SKU level based on Global demand and adapting the forecast to the market dynamic by calling off booked capacity and initiate operational corrective actions
Challenge the forecasts from the Regional teams by providing relevant data analysis (historical data, seasonality, market trends, marketing launches, financial plans)
Integrate MFP process of Core to the Global Merch plan :
Assess, determine, and recommend Core styles changes together with Global MP based on historical sales and long-term plans
Work closely with Global MFP team to integrate core plans into region-channel enriched plans
Participate as needed in IBP / Seasonal Plan Alignment and other meetings to give visibility on Core inventory strategies
Data Integration and Reporting :
Provide visibility on inventory KPIs including, but not limited to Weeks of Coverage, Stock turns, Inventory Cost
Ensure data integration across different systems and planning tools
Minimum Education :
Undergraduate degree with a background in Supply Chain, Business or Mathematics is required; Master Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management strongly preferred
Minimum Experience :
5-7 years planning experience (Demand / Supply) in a multichannel setting
Strong preference for consumer goods, footwear or fashion / apparel industry experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Strong cross-functional communication skills
Demand Planning experience is required
Must have extensive experience and fluency in Excel tools and functionality
Familiarization with Inventory and Service level planning
Experience with MFP, Demand Planning systemic solutions; ideally with o9 Solutions
Travel Requirements :
up to 20% including International as well as Domestic US travel
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?!