Senior Demand Planner Apparel and Accessories – Timberland EMEA

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Timberland is looking for a Senior Demand Planner Apparel and Accessories, based in Stabio Switzerland.

Purpose of Role:
* Accountable for the Apparel and Accessories seasonal demand plan and need to buy creation based on Merchandising and Sales input, financial target, historical data, market trend, excess inventory levels.
* Works together with Merchandising on the selection of the product line (SKU count, product flow), with Sales on the line segmentation and sell-in and buy strategy alignment, with supply planning/sourcing to manage capacity constraint in order to maximize revenue and optimize inventory.
* Responsible for driving continuous cross-functional process and forecast accuracy improvement.
* Manage 1 direct report (responsible for Accessories) and responsible for team activities set-up, guidance and development.
* Contributing to the monthly landing point and cross-functional demand review meeting and deck.

Responsibilities/Principle Accountabilities:
* Fully accountable for the Apparel and Accessories planning performance and management.
* Analyze and manage the seasonal target by market, channel and category together with the Merchandising and Sales department in order to produce the most accurate forecast to support demand-supply balance.
* Work closely with merchandising team to the line efficiency and capacity optimization (style count and product flow) and with Sales force to align sell-in and buy strategy and manage the risks linked to forecast variation.
* Drive Forecast accuracy improvement together with sales in order to maximize revenue and optimize inventory.
* Work with Global Supply Planning/Sourcing to manage capacity constraint and allocation.
* Analyze shortage and excess inventory positions to orders to guarantee maximum efficiency.
* Responsible for TXT seasonal set-up in terms of channel, country, calendar group, order types
* Responsible for proto and post line close forecast analysis and driving internal alignment before submitting to global
* Contributing to the monthly landing point and cross-functional demand review meeting and deck.
* Support S&OP deck preparation.
* Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.

Skills/knowledge Required:
* Strong understanding of Demand and Supply Chain principles and experience in forecasting and analytical role
* Flexible in thinking style and in the ability to work within a dynamic working environment where priorities frequently change, whilst meeting key deadlines
* Able to prioritize workload, proactively drive process improvement for the benefit of the business, also ability to liaise with other departments within the business.
* Computer literate, proficiency in excel is a must and an understanding of forecasting/demand planning as well as reporting tools (TXT, Cognos,..) is an asset.
* Fluent English both oral and written.
* 5-6 year of experience in planning role, including people management.

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