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Merchandising Planner - Consumer electronics

Keywords / Skills : Demand Planning, Demand Forecasting, Retail

5 - 10 years
Posted: 2019-09-10

Job Description
• Develop, maintain and make recommended adjustments to 6 months rolling forecast based on changes in demand and market trends for the assigned product categories at SKU level.

• Assemble and analyze all data pertinent to reflect impact of promotions, pricing changes, seasonality, new Store business models, and other factors to develop continually-improving future forecasts.

• Manages Product Life cycle and ensure smooth product transition. Ensure we have right product at the right place and right time.

• Develop and track key forecasting KPI’s, such as forecast and mix accuracy, on monthly basis.

• Determine initial purchase quantity, and rebuy quantities, for all SKUs to enable us to achieve/exceed our financial revenue goals

• Ensure purchase plan aligns with our inventory management goals (turns, weeks of supply) while staying within budgeted discount rates.

• Collaborate with market stakeholders in identifying and implementing plans that aligned with country target/objective and partner closely with Merchandising Replen and Device Supply Chain to ensure 99.0% In Stock Percentage metric at a SKU /outlet level.

• Collaborate with market stakeholders in identifying and implementing plans that aligned with country target/objective and partner closely with Merchandising Replen and Device Supply Chain to ensure 99.0% In Stock Percentage metric at a SKU /outlet level.


Requirements - 
• BS/BA in Accounting, Business, Supply Chain Management or related area

• A minimum of five years of demand planning or related experience. 
• Preferable e-commerce relevant experience 
• Familiar with japan market
• Japanese Language communication skills would be highly preferred to communicate with Japanese clients

JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

• Strong analytical capabilities

• Strong knowledge of demand planning process within a Retail environment

• Previous experience working directly with vendors, merchants, and supply chain organizations

• Knowledge of demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes in sales, marketing operations, finance, manufacturing and supply chain issues

• Good communication and Team building skills

• Highly detail oriented

• Effective in a fast paced, changing environment

• Extensive spreadsheet analysis and strong mathematical abilities



About Company

Optimum Solutions, is a full spectrum Software Solutions and a Managed Services Company. The services from Optimum are designed to deliver Enterprise Client-Server/ Multi-tier and Web based solutions across the entire value chain, spanning on-site consulting services to turnkey software projects. Opportunities abound when you work @ Optimum, a World-Class Software Solutions and Service Provider. Our client list includes major Fortune 500 organizations. Our customers are primarily from Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution, Technology, Service and Healthcare verticals.


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