• Demand Planner III

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

    Wolverine Brand

    Wolverine founder G.A. Krause was a third generation leather tanner and boot maker who prided himself on crafting fine leathers that in turn created comfortable and durable footwear. He founded a company in 1883 that would soon revolutionize the industry with the Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe. Since the very beginning, Wolverine has been committed to the highest quality materials, painstaking attention to detail and innovative methods of shoemaking. Today, the company honors its heritage with the Wolverine 1000 Mile and Wolverine Since 1883 Collections, taking inspiration from its own archival patterns and making footwear with the fine craftsmanship and timeless style that have been hallmarks of the brand for more than 130 years. Wolverine is the brand that uniquely binds American ingenuity and craftsmanship. We are born of work…hard work.

     

    The Demand Planner III position will analyze, purchase, forecast and schedule inventory levels to meet customer demand and inventory goals. Responsible for meeting quarterly and annual KPIs. 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. Prepare forms for inventory purchasing and work through Buy Meetings with DP manager, PLM, sales/finance.
    • 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, and production forecast plans. Manage production capacity and PO forecast at SKU level – for key factories.
    • Maintain production plans in SAP for monthly and quarterly S&OP meetings – all factories.
    • 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 business analytics, planning/merchandising experience.
    • Desires to work in a fast paced, high energy, growth brand.
    • Strong Excel skills, analytical/problem solving skills
    • Advanced computer proficiency. SAP experience preferred.
    • 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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