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Demand Planner

Date: 
Brand:  Luxottica Wholesale North America
Location: 

Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Requisition ID: 238361 
Position:Full-Time

 

Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

In North America, our wholesale business is the home to global brands like Ray-Ban, Oakley, and many of the top fashion house brands. Our leading retail brands include; LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. We are also home to EyeMed, the fastest growing vision care company in the United States.

Luxottica’s Wholesale teams deliver the highest quality frames, best-in-class expertise and a deep understanding of products and markets to support our customers and fuel their businesses all over North America.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION 

The Demand Planner is responsible for contributing to the profit and growth of the North America Wholesale division by managing/creating forecast for supply planning. The main functions include creating demand plans at the brand/SKU level, performing data analysis, and producing metrics reports that leads to sound and effective decision making. The function ensures consistent service levels to our customers through developing accurate forecasts, tracking their results, and maintaining efficient inventory levels to cover demand. Liaises with Sales teams, Product, Customer Service, Corporate Planning and other cross functional groups to achieve collaboration and consensus and high level of service level to our customers.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Create and maintain brand/sku level demand plans to be used in production/manufacturing planning; Research and review sales trends and demand drivers, perform sku ranking analysis’s, and create different forecast models to modify to help improve forecast accuracy.
  • Provides Director, Inventory Planning & Forecasting with key analysis and direction of forecasts to maximize decision making ability
  • Conducts and provides analysis of key performance indicators (KPI) among product lines and accounts.
  • Monitors, identifies and coordinates other internal and external inventory locations to improve supply efficiency and order fill rate.
  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with sales, marketing and finance to review the business at a Customer/Brand or Channel/brand level
  • Manage established as well as develop new reporting metrics for back order, door counts, fill rates, Aging stock, and forecast error to internal/external customers
  • Provide ad hoc inputs and analysis to others in supply chain to maximize effective decision making.
  • Assist in monitoring inventory levels to optimize efficient

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business/finance, or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in a planning role
  • Ability to manage/mine data from multiple sources to create forecast, analyze & prepare statistical reports.
  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively through data
  • Expert PC skills especially in MS office (EXCEL, Access, Power point)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience with forecasting in fashion and consumer goods industries
  • Prior experience with SAP and planning software (such as DPM, SAP or other planning software)
  • Professional certification (APICS or IBF) 

Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.  To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail HRCompliance@luxotticaretail.com (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.  Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.


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