Demand Planner, Footwear - Napapijri
VF Corporation
Stabio, CH
vor 3 Tg.
source : DirectEmployers Association

Job Ad Napapijiri is looking for an exceptional Footwear Demand Planner to join our team based in Stabio, Switzerland.For over 30 years, Napapijri has pioneered the future of fashion.

From our Italian beginnings, innovating outdoor apparel in the shadow of Monte Bianco, to tackling nature's most challenging environments on polar expeditions, our desire to lead the way is what makes us who we are.

As a premium outdoor lifestyle brand, we provide an urban outdoor aesthetic combined with functionality and comfort for an eco-conscious consumer.

Let's Talk about the Role Footwear Planning + Coordinate Planning activities and deadlines with other departments and with customer to grand the correct flow of information and to execute Forecasting, Planning and Product Acquisition activities : buy dates and deliveries definition, buy plan to vendors, size range management, system set up and coordination with Pricing / Sales Operations / Customer Service for direct shipment settings, sales campaign deadlines communication to Sales / DTC+ Work closely with Sales / Merchandising / Product Team on Footwear line efficiency and capacity optimization (style count and product flow) to manage risks and opportunities based on forecast trend / variation+ Calculate and plan SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) buys based on forecast, sales orders, inventory levels, open purchase orders and production constraints (minimums, lead time), in order to achieve : + Maximum on time deliveries+ Minimum inventory risk+ Minimum shortage+ Minimum surcharge expense+ Place SKU buys to the vendors and assure data flow accuracy+ Advise Sales Team of sold-out products during the preseason campaign, offering product alternatives where available and maintaining sold-out information in ERP+ Liaise regularly with vendors to address topics such as minimums, lead times, buy plans, production challenges.

Negotiate with vendor better conditions in terms of lead times and minimums+ Assist with general delivery problems and assure necessary offices are informed, follow up on deliveries and ship modes+ Manage vendors delays and work with Sales, Logistics and DC to minimize impact on sales orders+ Analyse POs arrival dates compared to sales order requested delivery dates to assure on time coverage.

Request production accelerations or air shipment where necessary. Advise Sales and Customer Service of any significant delay.

  • Make sure system is constantly updated in order to reflect correct status of Purchase Orders.+ Manage quality issues, in collaboration with Sourcing and Quality Department.
  • Put stock on hold when necessary.+ Manage direct shipments, cross docking orders and photo-shooting requests.+ Manage invoices' approval.

    Demand Planning + Support Apparel and Accessories demand planning coordinator in producing an accurate sales forecast, aligned with budget+ Participate the seasonal consensus meetings with Supply Planning to assure highest forecast accuracy and to reduce risk of blind purchases+ Analyse shortage and excess inventory to guarantee maximum efficiency+ Liaise regularly with Sales regarding sales trends, product offer and lifecycle+ Regularly monitor seasonal Key Performance Indicators to promptly take actions if needed+ Map forecast accuracy by product segmentation and style level+ Monitor orders entry daily Reporting and Analysis + Conduct qualitative & quantitative analysis to highlight trends, opportunities and performance+ Produce sales analysis and budget reports for Sales and Executives+ Produce order coverage and inventory reports for Supply Chain and Executives How You Will Make a Difference + University Degree in industrial engineering, economics, statistics or equivalent+ At least 1 year of experience with Forecasting and Planning activities+ Fluent English, verbal and written+ Excellence in Excel, strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment+ Passion for working with numbers, analytical mind set.

  • Ability to work with large volumes of data from multiple sources, manipulating information in a meaningful way and the ability to interpret and challenge complex data+ Good communication skills+ Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy+ Strong work ethic and efficiency while respecting deadlines+ Team player but also able to work independently+ Proactive approach with a "continuous improvement" mind-set and willing to change the status quo+ Flexible in thinking style and in the ability to work within a dynamic working environment where priorities frequently changeVF is a global apparel company connecting people to the lifestyles they cherish through our family of iconic brands.
  • At the heart of our journey lies our purpose : We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet.

    This is our purpose. It's the reason we come to work every day. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together.

    This is our calling. Learn more at What's in it For You We're in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people.

    That's why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates.

    When it comes to benefits, we're the total package.+ A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do+ An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together+ Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization+ On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives+ A discount card with 50% on all VF brands+ Break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity.

    We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

    As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.

    If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!VF Diversity Vision StatementVF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business.

    The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the , females, protected veterans and the disabled.

    VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV / AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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