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Smartwool Demand Planner

Job Description
The Smartwool Demand Planner is a key player in the Demand Planning & Supply Chain process. This incumbent develops, monitors, and provides a rolling forecast by utilizing statistical forecasting tools, historical data, and sales projections from cross-functional partners and customers for a strategic business unit. The Demand Planner has a leadership role in the S&OP consensus meetings.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Create accurate demand plans by utilizing statistical forecasting tools, historical data, and sales projections from cross-functional partners and customers for a strategic business unit
+ Prepare and facilitate monthly cross-functional demand meetings focused on reaching consensus on the final forecast as part of the S&OP process
+ Work within forecasting software to ensure world class forecast accuracy through root cause analysis, product life cycle forecasting, determining trends, and exception based forecasting
+ Report forecast accuracy, determine root causes for inaccurate demand plans, recommend, and execute plans to increase demand plan accuracy
+ Provide all levels of the organization with updated forecasts, including ongoing analyses and interpretation of data. Present information verbally and in written reports
+ Partner with Supply Planning to develop buy strategies to balance production and minimize capacity constraints
+ Lead cross-functional process improvements to support increasing customer service levels
QUALIFICATIONS:
+ Bachelor?s degree preferred
+ 3+ years of relevant business experience, preferably in the outdoor industry
+ Strong Excel skills required and knowledge of Logility or other forecasting systems
+ Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
+ Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; strong ability to influence
+ Proven ability to apply industry Best Practices and ?think outside the box?
+ Self-directed and able to work independently
+ Exposure to SAP, Brio, and Cognos query tools is a plus
+ Professional certification from IBF and/or APICS preferred
+ Ability to travel; limited travel required (5%)
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
VF Diversity Vision Statement
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.


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