• Demand Planner III

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Brand/Group
    Hush Puppies
    Job Function
    Planning - Brand
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    3
    Type
    Full Time
  • General Function

    Hush Puppies

    Hush Puppies is the go-to footwear, accessory and apparel brand that delivers the right mix of timeless style, dependable comfort and quality.  Since 1958, the brand has defined authentic casual style for generations of consumers around the world.  Today, Hush Puppies is the favorite shoe for all who embrace the lighthearted spirit and modern style of this iconic brand – represented by our lovable basset hound! With over 17 Million pairs sold every year in over 165 countries around the world, Hush Puppies has become more than a global brand, it's a household name and a cultural icon!  We invented casual style, you make it your own. Hush Puppies.

     

    The Demand Planner III position will analyze, purchase, forecast and schedule inventory levels to meet customer demand and inventory goals.  Maintain and update reports and systems to reflect current information including all financial aspects of assigned brand(s).

    Primary Duties

    • Identify and purchase product based on history, trend, sales demand and customer need ensure purchase orders are entered accurately and maintained.
    • Work with Demand Planning Managers to develop annual business plan for the DC and volume direct businesses.
    • Provides stock availability and future receipts to accounts, customer service and sales force.
    • Utilize  inventory analysis to determine  pattern counts and recommendations, projecting sales and season ending stock levels, this year to last year comparisons and historical trend patterns.
    • Assemble all pricing and carryovers  to sourcing to update SAP/GLL
    • Assist Demand Planning Manager in research and gathering of data for preparation of financial business plans, factory capacity plans, production forecast plans and DC manpower plans.
    • Prepare various sales, inventory and purchase order reports for management as necessary.
    • Performs duties consistent with the companies AAP/EEO goals and policies.
    • Executes other job related tasks as required/ assigned by supervising manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • 3-5 years of planning/merchandising experience.
    • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
    • Advanced computer proficiency
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi task.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Normal office environment. Some travel required.

     

    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

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