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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 an Account Planner.
The responsibilities of the Account Planner encompass all the functions of sales forecasting associated with EMEA key accounts.
This position is responsible for continuously improving the forecasting process and most importantly its accuracy, by facilitating the dialog with our key account Managers, but also our key counterparts in Merchandising, Supply and Inventory Planning.
The Account Planner will contribute to In Season Management and long-term planning to align strategic business needs in collaboration with the Channel Demand planner.
What will you do?
Lead and execute the collaborative account planning process
Partner with sales team to generate a detailed sales plan at material level for each of the key accounts to support commercial targets
Make recommendations to Sales team to address corporate gaps and / or discrepancies.
Responsible for routine reporting to sales reps including ATP, channel excess, bookings by season, shipments by month, open orders, etc.
Prepare sales meeting materials and forecast templates for sales reps to input seasonal plans
Collaborate between Sales, Finance and Merchandising teams to drive revenue goals
Manage reconciliation between bottom-up plans and financial targets
Monitor and evaluate performance of the account plans
Monitor ongoing demand and inventory needs especially for key items
Analyze POS data in order to assist Accounts in the management of their business - ensuring margin and turn goals are met by identifying opportunities and liabilities in customer inventory
Monthly and Seasonal analysis of Account Consumption against Plan (pre-books and at-once)
Leverage the forecast accuracy metric and customer metrics to drive forecast improvements
Utilize and measure key category, marketing / merchandising, and customer information as inputs to the planning process
Conduct quantitative analysis and insights to optimize pre-season planning and to manage demand shifts in-season
Provide input to the development of wholesale planning reporting and analytics activities to ensure account productivity and optimal inventory investment
Acquire a deep understanding of the demand drivers and ensure the plans are calibrated accordingly
Ensure that Supply Planning constraints are appropriately accounted for in the Sales Forecast
Inventory Management and Reporting
Provide an executive overview of the plans to the merch, planning and management teams, identifying deviations, potential risks or opportunities in the business
Develop allocation recommendations in times of constraints and monitor execution
Work closely with Demand Planning to understand inventory risks and opportunities
Minimum Education :
Required bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or supply chain related field
Minimum Experience :
2-3 years of experience as a buyer, planner, analyst, account manager in consumer goods industry (retail and / or wholesale).
Strong preference for footwear or fashion / apparel industry experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Demonstrated results in forecast management activities
Understanding of inventory management, S&OP or integrated business planning process
Strong communication, presentation, analytical and problem-solving skills required
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence without authority, gain buy-in and drive consensus.
Proven ability to articulate business requirements and formulate concise solutions to complex problems
Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
Travel Requirements :
up to 10% travel might be required
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?!