Demand Planner

Job title: Demand Planner
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 409939
Contact name: Rianne McDonough
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

The task of the Demand Planner  is to support the creation of the Wholesale Demand Plan. The Demand Plan (DP) is the basis for Purchasing and significantly influences the inventory management/stock turn and re-order availability. Therefore it is also the foundation for reaching sales and inventory targets. Main KPI is the Demand Plan accuracy in consideration of availability and inventory levels.


  • Responsible to support the creation and update of the Rolling Demand Plan (RDP) for defined business segments on article level for wholesale in line with the Integrated Business Plan
  • Forecast extrapolation
  • Create analyses and statistics
  • Ensure pre-order business
  • Balance the product availability for the re-order period
  • Monthly distribution of the RDP reflecting market demand
  • Create and update size curves
  • Adherence to the observance of local and global timelines and deadlines
  • Liaise with cross-function departments (Marketing, Finance, Purchasing)



  • Demand Plan accuracy
  • Optimization/reduction of excess stock
  • Availability


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Preferred: Experience with R or SQL
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Good SAP knowledge (APO & AFS)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English


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