Función Laboral: Operaciones

Tipo de contrato: Jornada Completa

Ubicación: California - Newport Beach

País: USA

Urban Decay is seeking a Demand Planning Manager to join our team in Newport Beach, CA.




The Demand Planning Manager will partner with Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance to develop an accurate demand forecast for all SKUs in the designated area of the business.  Accountable to provide focus and integration of data from Marketing, Sales, Customer Marketing, and Finance, which are used to develop accurate and timely forecasts supporting Operations, Sales and Financial Planning. Ensure consistency of forecast assumptions across the business unit, including base business trends, promotional plans, new launch volumes, planogram changes and seasonal volume.  Responsible for understanding and reinforcing manufacturing, marketing and financial processes to link/align with forecasting processes.  Provide guidance / oversight of SKU level forecasts, to ensure alignment with business direction and consistency with market trends. Communicate demand forecast plans and the assumptions behind them through the supply chain.  Work closely with the Supply Planning/MSL team to identify and resolve changes in the forecast and their impact on the supply chain. Establish and manage SKU level statistical forecasts for their specific area of accountability (Logility).  Gather and incorporate all sources of market intelligence to produce the best possible operational forecast. Update and monitor process key performance indicators and diagnostics to ensure continual forecast improvement efforts and prepare written analyses, documentation, reports or other data of a quality requiring minimal supervisory review.




  • Manage brand, SKU, and account level forecasts to achieve forecast accuracy objectives
  • Facilitate consensus meetings with Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Market Supply Logistics to ensure forecasting objectives are achieved
  • Analyze account specific trends to determine risks and opportunities
  • Analyze new product launches to determine risks & opportunities
  • Prepare budget and trend information to Financial community
  • Participate in cross functional project teams, develop best in class forecasting modules
  • Quantify new product launches utilizing historical data for both internal and competitive launches
  • Ability to animate and/or articulate demand for a Brand


These job responsibilities are subject to change in accordance with business necessity

Other duties as assigned



Successful employee should be adaptable in using their organizational skills to prioritize tasks and opportunistic in taking ownership of various projects.  Have the urgency to anticipate busy schedules and teamwork to communicate with other members of the department/store to complete assignments on time and accurately. Possess openness in their problem solving and integrity in their research to effectively address the needs of the company. Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by the company from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.



The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:


  • Forecasting/planning experience
  • Excel- intermediate/advanced level
  • Consumer Products exp.
  • Cross functional interaction/experience
  • Analytical & quantitative skills
  • Manages effectively
  • Presentation skills




  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds



Education/ Experience/ Licenses or Certifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in the area of Supply Chain, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or other quantitative business discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years work experience preferably within a FMCG industry; minimum of 2 years forecasting experience
  • Basic knowledge of Sales and Operations planning procedure
  • Cosmetics industry preferred




  • Advanced Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)
  • Standard Office applications
  • Forecasting tools (i.e. Logility, APO)
  • SAP
  • Microsoft Office

About Urban Decay Cosmetics


Our story opens in the mid-‘90s, when pink, red and beige enslaved the prestige beauty market. Flying in the face of this monopoly, Urban Decay unleashed a line of lipsticks and nail enamels inspired by seedier facets of the urban landscape.  The vibe since day one?  Beauty with an edge™.


While we’ve grown like crazy since then, we haven’t stopped experimenting. We now offer an endless array of high-performance cosmetics, from velvety-soft shadows (including some of the industry’s bestselling palettes) and creamy, badass lipsticks to weightless complexion products and high-tech setting sprays to make your makeup last all day.

 Urban Decay is the leading, trend-setting cosmetics company that extends employment opportunities to those individuals who are just as passionate about working in the industry as we are. Our company's success and growth allows us to search for highly talented and extremely dedicated individuals who are eager to join our team.


We are part of the L'Oréal group. Find out more about our parent company online at:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We 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.