Manager, Demand Planning

Date:  Mar 29, 2024
Location:  New York, NY
Company:  Shiseido

Job Summary:

Manage the finished goods forecast for Shiseido.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review monthly saleable forecasts with related analysis for the US. The accuracy of the unit forecast has a direct impact on company inventory and customer service levels. Reconcile forecasted units to Gross Sales financial forecasts to ensure reasonableness.
  • Work cross-functionally to understand qualitative information from Sales and Marketing, as it affects future unit forecasted demand, including follow-up of out of stocks with supply planning.
  • Monthly Forecast Accuracy: Reports results and issue root cause on inaccuracies, ensuring go forward forecast reflects any results.
  • Conduct regular business and performance reviews related to demand and supply of low stock skus with internal stakeholders.
  • Manage the potential obsolescence to minimize inventory liabilities and drive Root Cause Problem Solving and action planning/execution to reduce E&O. 
  • Assist DP Lead in preparing for the Monthly Consensus and Executive S&OP meetings with Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Sales Ops.
  • Prepare and lead monthly Pre-Consensus meetings
  • Attend weekly meetings as needed – Low stock meetings, E&O, etc.
  • New launches’ forecast preparation working closely with Marketing and Sales
  • Other analyses and projects as needed.

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Supply Planning
  • Sales Operations
  • Sales – Key Account Specialist
  • US Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Finance
  • HQ Counterparts

Financial Accountability

  • US demand plan budgeting
  • US POSM Budgeting

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • 4-year academic degree in relevant field or related job experience
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of demand planning experience in a supply chain role.
  • Supervisory skills highly desired.  
  • Competent user of computerized IT systems – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other associated scheduling, forecasting software packages.
  • Strong data management and analytic skills.
  • Prefer APICS exposure and CPIM certification.
  • Understanding of the end-to-end Supply Chain Functions and Linkage.
  • Positive attitudes of commitment to job/projects.
  • Enthusiastic, creative and a team player.
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a plus


Trust 8 Competencies

Below is a list of Trust 8 Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice “Trial and Error and Trial”.
  3. Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.
  1. Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  2. Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.
  3. Act with Integrity: Be sincere and humble at all times.
  4. Be Accountable: Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  5. Applaud Success: Create a culture that celebrates success.






Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Salary (Min-Max):  $93,480.00-$128,535.00

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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