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Analyst - Demand Planning

Сфера деятельности: Operations

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Saint Petersburg, FL

Страна: United States

POSITION:                Demand Planning Analyst

DEPARTMENT:         Merchandising & Procurement

REPORTS TO:          Demand Planning Business Manager

LOCATION:               St. Petersburg, FL (SalonCentric NOC)



SalonCentric, a subsidiary of L’Oréal USA, is the premiere distributor in the United States of salon professional products. Through its hundreds of stores, national field sales force and sub-distribution network, SalonCentric promotes the finest professional beauty brands and educates stylists on the latest products and trends.


As a member of the Demand Planning team, you will develop unit and sales forecasts for an array of professional salon products. You will establish forecasts through utilizing system tools and product knowledge.  Your work will be necessary for achieving strategic business goals of both internal and external partners.  In addition to managing regular flow items a key focus will be formulating baseline sales expectations for new launches and promotional activity.  You will be involved in monitoring inventory, reporting sales, placement of purchase orders, warehouse activity and general business development.  You will regularly be invited to meetings with senior leadership to present related business results.  You will be encouraged to generate ad-hoc analytical reporting that provides direction for both long and short-term decisions.


  • Develop top down and bottom-up forecasts in dollars and units
  • Orally present to senior leadership during business review and consensus meetings
  • Represent SalonCentric teams in collaboration with vendor partners regarding planning strategies
  • Maintain or exceed key performance metrics including forecast accuracy, inventory, sales, and margin
  • Present analysis on performance of launches/promotions to category management
  • Enter forecasts of promotions and new launches into ERP planning systems
  • Provide analysis needed to set inventory levels through a network of DC’s and 500+ store locations
  • Collaborate with analysts and mangers throughout the organization to align on business objectives
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting using Microsoft Excel cube data connected pivot tables
  • Analyze the business to identify opportunities to gain/optimize margin
  • Minimize unproductive inventory via assortment planning, accurate forecasts, and SKU rationalization


  • 1+ years’ experience in related fields: Demand Planning, logistics, supply chain, procurement, data analytics
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Math and critical thinking skills required, as well as the ability to communicate at the appropriate level of detail or summarization
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment
  • Mid to advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience using ERP systems including forecasting software and tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and professionally
  • Strong team player with an ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Ability to improves processes and create efficiencies

SalonCentric is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.