Senior Head of Logistics Max


Manager, Demand Planning

Carlsbad, California, United States of America

At PUMA, we are in constant pursuit of faster. That extends beyond our support of the fastest athletes in the world. We also work to be fast in how we adapt to and connect with the constantly changing world around us. Through innovative design, iconic footwear and apparel, and authentic partnerships, we aim to always push what’s next in both sport and culture.

PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries. The PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Your Mission

  • This position is supporting the COBRA PUMA GOLF brand.
  • Achieve consensus for operational demand forecasts by leading and facilitating a collaborative planning process with sales, marketing and finance personnel
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Review sales plans, customer finance Budget Updates or Latest Estimates and demand drivers by leading the monthly S&OP process
  • Drive continued improvement efforts (i.e. KPIs, Tools and Processes)
  • Collaborate with Supply Planning and Sales Operations to improve Customer Service Levels via balancing supply and demand. Identify inventory shortages and communicate with sales and procurement organizations in order to expedite shipment of product in order to achieve higher levels of customer service
  • Responsible for driving the Global Capacity Planning efforts with the supply base (Tier 1 suppliers)
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs geared in support of sales plans.
  • Support efforts to optimize inventory throughout the product lifecycle of the different product lines identifying risks and opportunities and driving actions for resolution
  • Develop alternative solutions to proactively identify and manage excess inventory.

Your Talent

  • 5+ years’ experience in Demand or Sales & Operations Planning
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process. Good facilitation skills are required with the ability to operate effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • APICS, IBF, or similar related accreditation preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of ERP/ MRP, Forecast Models, Inventory Strategies, and Sales and Operations Planning, desired

SPEED & SPIRIT is what we look for in our candidates, defined by some simple values that inspire us to BE DRIVEN in our performance, BE VIBRANT in our sporting legacy, BE TOGETHER in our team spirit, and BE YOU to let our individual talent and experience shine. Applying for a job at PUMA is easy. Simply click APPLY ONLINE and follow the steps to upload your application.

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