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VF Corporation Vans Demand Planner in Costa Mesa, California

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Join the Vans Family

Vans ® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We are Determined . We are Connected to our consumers and to each other. We are Inclusive . We are Expressive and Fun . Most of all, we are a family.

Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through our inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

By joining our family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work hard across a multitude of initiatives to bring the Van Doren Spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Demand Planner

As a member of the Supply Chain and Demand Planning team, you will be responsible for analyzing historical data and identify current trends to build and present the unconstrained demand forecast to cross functional teams: Finance, Sales, and Merchandising. Your role will play an imperative piece of the Supply Chain business as your analysis and findings will have a direct impact on shipment forecasting, style and color forecasts, and the Vans 3 Year Plan.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do: Prepare and facilitate monthly cross-functional demand forecast meetings with Sales, Finance, and Merchandising with focus on reaching consensus on final forecast. Recommend style and color forecasts to Merchandising and Sales teams as well as Sourcing to secure capacity. Provide analysis and follow through for business improvements related, but not limited to, shipping, inventory, sku efficiency, systems and process. Provide team with special reporting as required (i.e. 3 Year Plan, monthly demand for high volume/multiple delivery product lines, color blank requirements, forecast accuracy).

How you will do it: Utilize various qualitative and quantitative inputs to establish forecast for assigned product category. Analyze historical demand and current trends to inform future forecast and establish monthly seasonality. Based on product line forecast and additional statistical forecasting methods, prepare detailed forecast at style/color level. Execute product line and style level forecast by loading data into current forecast software to ensure correct product mix for purchasing.

What success looks like: A successful Demand Planner is able to drive consensus on required forecast deliverables, identifying significant changes and outlining root cause for any variance. Executes forecasts in accordance with deliverable timelines in order to support vendor & Supply Chain processes.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: 1-3 years

Educational Position Requirements:

A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

  • What we expect you already know: Experience in an analytical role, with demonstrated ability to understand, assess and resolve problems. Ability to work/communicate with all levels of the organization to reach consensus decisions. Advanced Excel skills. Strong organizational skills.

  • What we will teach you: Details on the Supply Chain industry as relevant to the role. Proficiency in our reporting and forecasting tools (i.e. SAP Business Objects, Brio, Logility). Industry best practices (i.e. IBF training & Certification).

  • VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

We just have one question. Are you in?

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.