Senior Manager, Demand Planning (Laura Mercier)

Date:  Sep 9, 2021
Location:  Rutherford
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  US
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Job Description

Senior Manager, Demand Planning – Laura Mercier.    The position is responsible for the business overview of the international division, from forecasting to reporting. The DP & Business Analyst works closely with NPD on forecasts and launch plans; with the finance team (corporately and with affiliates/distributors) in reporting, monthly estimates, and budget preparation; and with sales ops on supporting the operational aspects of the business and is the primary contact for all international affiliates and distributors for DP.  This role oversees the international forecast working with the local market teams and managing the overall international consolidated business.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the forecasting activities associated with base, promotional and seasonal business for international markets (distributors, affiliates, and regional hubs)
  • Leads the consolidation and analysis of sell out/retail data, allowing for visibility of business by country, segment, retailer, door which also allows for improvements in rolling forecasting and to define ad/promotional impact.
  • Responsible for monthly business forecasting trend updates and the development and execution of strategic initiatives with relevant trend information, add-delete scenarios, international trends on launches to help determine risk and opportunities
  • Accountable for creation, accuracy, and management of all financial reporting requirements in coordination with the finance department and affiliate teams for management review and consolidated global overview.   Responsible for International forecast accuracy and trend analysis.
  • Prepare and organize monthly forecast revision meetings with market supply and NPD, and consensus forecast meetings with sales / marketing teams
  • Prepare financial information for market visits, retailer meetings, and other presentations as needed
  • Development and management of all S&OP International content and presentation          


Financial Accountability

  • Forecast planning and accuracy
  • Improvement on inventory trends and out of stocks
  • Support marketing and sales teams with insights on business trends and opportunity areas


Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with Microsoft Office package
  • SAP and IBP experience is a plus
  • 5-6 years of related work experience
  • Experience working with international accounts a plus
  • Management experience
  • Team player with high energy, proactive
  • Superior attention to detail/highly organized, strong sense of accountability
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Work well independently as well as in cross-functional teams
  • Leading international teams and working with matrix organization a plus
  • A strong sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure and with fluctuating deadlines
  • College degree


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

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

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