Fox Head, Inc.
Date Posted: 3/20/2017

Demand Planner – MX Product

  • Company: Fox Head, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Irvine
  • Required Exp: 4 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

This role is focused on the global business of the Motocross product category. The Demand Planner is responsible for forecasting the future demand of the business. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their product category incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Marketing, and other sources. This position leads the dialogue with Sales and Marketing in analyzing the business to understand our customer, manage inventory levels, and strategize ways to create new demand. The Demand Planner also works closely with Production Planning and the rest of the Supply Chain functions, as well as Product Development and FP&A. This position is the talent pool for the Senior Demand Planner and Demand Planning Manager positions within the organization.

Basic Functions:
• Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons.
• Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
• Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
• Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales and Marketing to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
• Provide input to the Sales team through use of SKU analysis, penetration analysis, and other reports in order to develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
• Closely coordinate and communicate forecast plans with Production Planning.
• Provide SKU analysis to Merchandising team to recommend optimal line size.

Job Functions:
Create statistical forecasts:
• Gather, analyze and validate data
• Execute statistical modeling
• Review resulting statistical forecast model
• Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
• Review Sales Plans, Budget Updates and demand drivers:
• Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
• Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
• Review promotional plans with sales
• Review and create discontinued product strategies with sales
• Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel
• Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
• Provide input to volume planning
• Facilitate and manage demand planning/sales management meetings
• Achieve consensus with the business side and the demand chain
• Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process

Key Results:
• A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
• Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
• Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.

Job Requirements

Years of Experience:
• 3 to 4 minimum of planning experience, preferably in related industry or product category

Education/Training:
• BA/BS college degree or its equivalent. MBA preferred.

Other:
• Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Knowledge of SAP preferred.
• Experienced with Microsoft Office suite. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills. Must be expert in Microsoft Excel. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required.

Perks

People

Ryan Guidus

Key Accounts Manager-Bike
Fox Head, Inc.

Matthew Weber

National Sales Manager - Bike
Fox Head, Inc.

JJ Pecsok

Outside Sales Representative - North Texas/Oklahoma
Fox Head, Inc.

Cara Pahoyo

Product Line Manager- performance product & footwear
Fox Head, Inc.

Jayson Wickenkamp

Global Category Director
Fox Head, Inc.

Casey Bevington

Sr. Global Art Director
Fox Head, Inc.

Tom Burgher

Sr. Product Developer Technical Outerwear
Fox Head, Inc.

Robbyn Echon

Sr. Web Designer - Digital Marketing
Fox Head, Inc.

Cassie Karl

International Product Merchandiser - Lifestyle + MTB
Fox Head, Inc.

Troy Smits

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Fox Head, Inc.

Grant Strogatz

INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE MX/BIKE
Fox Head, Inc.

Brad Lovell

Product Developer
Fox Head, Inc.

Kimi Lee

Merchandise Planning Manager
Fox Head, Inc.

Tim Vidmar

Planner - Racewear Soft Goods
Fox Head, Inc.

Jenny Price

Graphic Design Contractor
Fox Head, Inc.

Mia Stearns

Bike Apparel Designer
Fox Head, Inc.

Jeff Gilberti

Senior Vice President Global Category Management
Fox Head, Inc.
Date Posted: 3/20/2017

Demand Planner – MX Product

  • Company: Fox Head, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Irvine
  • Required Exp:4 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

This role is focused on the global business of the Motocross product category. The Demand Planner is responsible for forecasting the future demand of the business. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models for their product category incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from Sales, Marketing, and other sources. This position leads the dialogue with Sales and Marketing in analyzing the business to understand our customer, manage inventory levels, and strategize ways to create new demand. The Demand Planner also works closely with Production Planning and the rest of the Supply Chain functions, as well as Product Development and FP&A. This position is the talent pool for the Senior Demand Planner and Demand Planning Manager positions within the organization.

Basic Functions:
• Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons.
• Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.
• Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.
• Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales and Marketing to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.
• Provide input to the Sales team through use of SKU analysis, penetration analysis, and other reports in order to develop inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
• Closely coordinate and communicate forecast plans with Production Planning.
• Provide SKU analysis to Merchandising team to recommend optimal line size.

Job Functions:
Create statistical forecasts:
• Gather, analyze and validate data
• Execute statistical modeling
• Review resulting statistical forecast model
• Summarize/aggregate statistical forecasts
• Review Sales Plans, Budget Updates and demand drivers:
• Present, solicit, and assess feedback on the various forecasts from sales, and finance
• Recommend adjustments for operational forecasts
• Review promotional plans with sales
• Review and create discontinued product strategies with sales
• Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel
• Prepare relevant material to facilitate research and discussion
• Provide input to volume planning
• Facilitate and manage demand planning/sales management meetings
• Achieve consensus with the business side and the demand chain
• Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process

Key Results:
• A customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.
• Improved relationships among planners, sales, marketing and finance, which will lead to effective knowledge sharing and an optimal consensus forecast to better guide the company.
• Refined systems and methods to continually improve forecasts so that the company can better anticipate customer needs.

Job Requirements

Years of Experience:
• 3 to 4 minimum of planning experience, preferably in related industry or product category

Education/Training:
• BA/BS college degree or its equivalent. MBA preferred.

Other:
• Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts. Knowledge of SAP preferred.
• Experienced with Microsoft Office suite. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills. Must be expert in Microsoft Excel. Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required.

Perks

Date Posted: 3/20/2017

Demand Planner – MX Product

  • Company: Fox Head, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Irvine
  • Required Exp:4 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available