Art der Beschäftigung: Vollzeit

Ort: Jersey City, NJ

Land/Region: United States

Job Title: Senior Manager Demand Planning

Division: Luxury

Location: Jersey City, NJ


Who We Are:  

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.  

At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain. Come join our dynamic team! 

What You Will Do: 

The QVC/IT Cosmetics Demand Planner is responsible for developing sku level forecasts that balance retail sell through, sell in, and inventory optimization to support the QVC, D2C and wholesale channels. This role is responsible for working cross functionally to validate retail strategies that maximize available inventory and consumer demand across all channels. This role is focused on business planning, new product and promotional planning with the goal of leading Marketing, Sales, and Finance to consensus of forecast. Thereby ensuring product is forecasted accurately, taking into account all demand signals and channel strategies. 

Manage the development, review and implementation of an accurate sku level forecast for use in financial, production and strategic planning processes. Identify areas of risk and opportunity to the business plan due to internal/external factors and alert management. Drive the continuous improvement of the demand planning and inventory management processes and systems.

Interact & collaborate with QVC sales and US marketing partners in the development of the forecast. Challenge the forecast based on analytical data - both quantitative (shipments/consumption) and qualitative (marketing, promotion) demand signals. Assure reconciliation of forecast with financial trend and clearly communicate risks and opportunities. Animate the forecast consensus meetings to ensure objectives are clearly identified and decisions are made.

Communicate regularly with promo operations to align them on the channel strategies and key priorities. Work with promo ops to ensure we are supplying the account with appropriate inventory levels and accurate on-time deliveries.

Communicate with supply planning team to ensure on-time availability of product, developing action plan or alternatives for delayed product.

Manage the product catalogue inclusive of product life-cycle. Analyze and interpret SKU effectiveness and efficiency. Guide and drive SKU rationalization.

Monitor channel performance versus the forecast throughout the month identifying any key shifts or trends. Analyze forecast variation/deviation with the goal to minimize out of stocks and prevent the build of excess and obsolete inventory.

Track the performance of new animations/launches versus the forecast. Develop sell through models to monitor execution versus ambition. Issue launch and animation assessments.

Participate in the budget process for QVC, D2C and wholesale channels within the brand.

Drive action plans to reduce Excess & Obsolete across QVC, D2C and wholesale channels with cross functional stakeholders.

Monthly reporting of channel level KPIs.

What We Are Looking For: 

Required Qualifications: 

    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in supply chain, retail or allocation
    • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills required
    • Must possess advanced Microsoft Excel skills; SAP a plus
    • Business knowledge of retail: inventory management, merchandising concepts and store operations, retail math
    • Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain planning, retail, marketing or finance preferred 


What’s In It For You: 

  •  Salary Range: $117,000-$164,000 (The actual compensation will depend on a variety of job-related factors which may include geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level) 

·       Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home)

·       Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!) 

·       Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance) 

·       Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!) 

·       Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads) 

·       Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs  

Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles! 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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