Date Posted: 11/14/2017

Demand Planning / Forecasting Manager


  • Cotton Heritage/Roochi Traders Inc.
  • United States
  • California
  • City of Commerce
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available
Job Description

Cotton Heritage is looking for an experienced Forecasting and Planning Manager, preferably with apparel industry experience.

Responsibilities are as follows:
• Create monthly forecasts and required inventory plans by style at sku level
• Review and finalize forecasts and inventory plans with sales and sourcing departments
• Based on forecasts and required stock levels, send out requested monthly purchases of skus to other team members, who will prepare and issue purchase orders. Possibly issue PO’s via ERP System.
• Monitor demand and lead-time variances
• Works closely with Sales Management to understand, quantify, and fulfill customer/market specific requirements.
• Analyses historical performance against sales and inventory levels to identify trends/concerns.
• Resolves escalated availability issues.
• Request expedited deliveries of product to maintain correct inventory levels
• Issue stock-out / shortage notices to various groups
• Provides fact-based, data-driven analyses for strategic decision making.
• Recommend product phase-out or discontinuance based on sales history
• Update forecasted size ratios by style/color on quarterly basis or as required
• Review WIP and/or Status reports to determine if there will be potential shortages or stock outs
• Prioritize production based on potential of stock outs (reduced supply/increased demand) to avoid running out or low inventories.
• Routinely report potential stock shortages and provide solutions for avoidance
• Regularly meet with Sales department to discuss potential new business, large orders, current shortages, inventory issues…anything that could lead to product shortages and act appropriately.
• Manage direct and cross-functional team members to achieve results.
• Provide product delivery and inventory information to CSR, Sales and Customers.
• Manage Style and Item Masters in ERP System


Job Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in Business, Statistics, or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years' experience with Forecasting, S&OP, and MRP
• Advanced math, analytical, and statistical skills
• Advanced skills in MS Excel (and other MS Office software)
• Strong sense of urgency
• Apparel Industry experience preferred
• Team player with strong interpersonal skills
• Working knowledge of international logistics
• Understanding of inventory management principles
• Supply Chain/Forecasting Certifications (APICS, CSCMP, ISM, etc)

Perks

Date Posted: 11/14/2017

Demand Planning / Forecasting Manager


  • Cotton Heritage/Roochi Traders Inc.
  • United States
  • California
  • City of Commerce
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available