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Demand Planner - Carlsbad

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by Callaway Golf

Carlsbad, CA 92008
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Description JOB OVERVIEW
The Demand Planner position is the owner behind the development & maintenance of the North America sku-level demand forecasts as a result of action steps from the monthly Sales Planning process and incorporating and aligning to company Life Cycle plans and monthly S&OP action steps. Provide support and expertise for achieving strategic and operational goals in the following business areas: Global Demand & Supply Planning, Channel Level Sales Planning, Inventory Management and E&O Strategy, and Category Life Cycle Management. This position owns responsibility for ensuring that high quality forecasts are developed by leveraging the best available cross-functional inputs and applying judgment based on knowledge of the business and robust cross-functional discussions. Possible additional responsibilities will include the support and implementation of best practices in international regions to drive more effective alignment in support of global S&OP efforts.

  • Responsible for supporting sku-level demand planning forecasting responsibilities to support N. America Sales region; including Canada, US, and Latin America. In addition, will ensure that all forecasts reflect life cycle strategies and are in line with both market share and financial objectives.
  • Responsible for the development of sku-level forecasts that drive production to allow for the achievement of the annual financial objectives including regular business, new product launches, and promotions.
  • Develop sku-level forecasting methods that support and align with N. America sales revenue, margin, and life cycle planning objectives from a bottoms-up Channel & Key Account perspective.
  • Interfaces with Category Managers, Sales Teams, Marketing, Supply Planners, Program Management, R&D, and Finance to obtain information necessary for the forecasting process.
  • Prepares demand data and conducts detailed statistical analysis to provide best demand forecast accuracy.
  • Support Demand Planning (for Clubs/Packaged Sets/Balls/Softgoods/Accessories) that oversees the N. America Lifecycle Strategy and Demand Planning efforts for over 9,000+ SKU's and $400 Million worth of product and component procurement.
  • Consistently delivers forecast accuracy results that drive inventory levels, as well as service levels that meet or exceed targeted thresholds for regular business, new product launches, and promotions.
  • Ensures constant improvement in all aspects of forecasting processes that result in higher accuracy levels for regular business, new product launches, and promotions at a sku level.
  • Keeps informed of current best-in-class practices, processes, and techniques and brings them into the organization as appropriate.
  • Improves forecast accuracy by effectively analyzing sources of forecast error and recommending appropriate action plans.
  • Develops and publishes key forecast accuracy metrics and analyzes prior forecasts to identify potential sources of forecast error, and develops action plans to improve accuracy.
  • Instrumental in driving EOL process by managing N. America sku demand and product plans to a consensus EOL date and action plan. Responsibility requires a deep understanding of product profiles and risks as they relate to regional markets and product plans and long range replacement product introductions (R&D Product Landscape).

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
  • Result oriented with strong ability and desire to effectively lead and manage a project from start to finish both in time and with the desired outcomes.
  • Strong understanding of finance tools, practices, and principles.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred.
  • Knowledge of Business Object and Business Warehouse reporting platforms preferred.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, MS Power Point and MS Excel
  • Knowledge of valuation and financial modeling.
  • Strong project management and execution skills.
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate thought leadership by independently developing and advocating a point of view.
  • Ability to own and implement process changes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management.
  • Ability & willingness to travel domestically and internationally

  • Bachelor Degree (B. A.) in Finance, Accounting, or Business required.
  • Minimum 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Callaway Golf is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Reference: 561319978