LaCrosse Footwear
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
Accountable for all forecasting activities associated with developing, maintaining and improving the rolling monthly demand forecasts and longer-term strategic plans. Create and maintain forecast models using quantitative and qualitative analysis that incorporates sales trends, promotional plans, new product launches and business intelligence from cross-functional partners.  Work closely with Sales, Ecommerce, Product, Marketing, and Supply teams to develop a robust consensus demand plan.  Continuously work to improve forecast accuracy and in turn, increase order fulfillment, reduce excess/obsolete inventory and support all corporate initiatives. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation (SKU, Style, Category, Brand, etc.) for multiple time horizons.
  • Review historical sales trends, prepare forecast data, track assumptions, develop statistical forecast models and evaluate forecast results.
  • Research and reconcile forecast variances and refine the models to reflect updated assumptions.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Product, Marketing and Supply teams to understand demand forecast drivers, research variances, document and integrate assumptions into the demand plan and S&OP process.
  • Demonstrate understanding and proficiency in collaborative and consensus demand planning.
  • Alignment of the demand forecast with the brand's strategic direction (Brand, Category, Channel) and financial budgets through the S&OP process.
  • Develop in-depth analysis and present forecast accuracy and performance metrics to identify issues/opportunities and make recommendations for improvements to the demand plan.
  • Provide input to the Supply team in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
  • Coordinate and drive the cross functional actions and tasks involved in meeting the necessary timelines to launch or transition products.
  • Maintain and enhance the demand planning systems as the primary forecasting system tool.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 5 years of Demand Planning and/or Supply Chain Analytics.
  • Experience with Logility Demand Planning Software Required
  • APICS and/or IBF training/certification preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, formulas, etc.)
  • Experience with Demand Planning software (Logility a plus).
  • Strong communication (interpersonal, relationship-building, presentation, building business cases), time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and assertive in follow-through with colleagues and business partners.
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with ambiguity of information and conflicting priorities.
  • Attention to detail a must.

 

EDUCATION:

BS/BA degree, MBA a plus

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Position reports to the Director of Demand & Supply.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As a federal contractor, we participate in E-Verify. LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that strives for and celebrates diversity in its workforce.

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