5 year(s)

Job Description
Cervélo has relocated its headquarters to Aliso Viejo in Southern California to more deeply engage with customers and to be at the center of a cycling ecosystem throughout the year.

We are the premier triathlon and road cycling brand for racers and enthusiasts, with a clear technological edge that delivers measurable performance advantages riders can feel. Cervélo has been ridden to the top of the podium at the IRONMAN World Championships, the Tour de France, and the Olympics. The Operations Department is a key part of our team and strives to deliver our industry leading bikes to markets and riders across the globe.

The Role:

The Demand Planner is responsible for coordinating and executing forecasting and planning activities in all markets of the organization, and across all product categories. In this role you will be expected to lead the Sales and Operations Planning Meetings. You will also be expected to work with Sales, Product Management and Purchasing to develop quality demand forecasts ensuring that all stakeholders can make informed decisions and plan the business effectively.

Reporting: Director of Operations

Location: Aliso Viejo

Overall Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

• Develop and manage accurate demand forecasts that incorporate current and relevant market information to predict customer demand and provide purchasing group with demand inputs to create and execute buy action
• Develop detailed model level yearly Sales Forecasts based on observations, knowledge and assessments; collaborate with Sales group
• Identify forecast accuracy by reviewing and reporting variances to Sales Budget and use feedback to refine S&OP process and companywide forecasting
• Develop reports to determine priorities and areas of opportunity and confirm/communicates results; creates ad hoc reports as necessary
• Accountable for ensuring forecast accuracy and achieving inventory level targets
• Demonstrated ability to improve and manage S&OP processes and associated planning templates
• Complete historical review of actual sales data to inform forecasting attributes, including platform volumes, seasonality, model spec, size curve & color
• Identify forecast accuracy root causes and refine process to ensure continuous improvement of the overall process and refine forecasts

Competencies and Requirements:

• University Degree in Business
• Minimum of five years’ experience as in Demand Planning
• Bicycle industry experience strongly preferred
• Access and SQL knowledge and experience an asset
• High level Excel knowledge and ability (VBA, Pivot Tables and Advanced Formulas)
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to communicate and present information to all levels of management with supporting analysis and assumptions
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team
• Ability to work in a cross-functional team
• Ability to learn and apply new forecasting systems

Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend and explain documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in English

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the overall duties and responsibilities of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the overall duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use of hands and fingers, handle, or feel, reach above head with hands and arms, lift, push, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl, pull, talk and hear. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision may be corrected within normal range. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Job Type: Full-time
Work authorization: United States (Required)
Required travel: 10% (Possible)

Benefits offered:

• Paid time off
• Parental leave
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts
• Other types of insurance
• Retirement benefits or accounts
• Education assistance
• Employee discounts