Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).


POSITION TITLE: Demand Planner & Business Analyst (m/f) EMEA
LOCATION: Garching near Munich

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
As Demand Planner & Business Analyst (m/f) EMEA you will be responsible for producing the most accurate demand plans in support of the sales and operations planning process. You will work in a planning expert community to improve forecast accuracy and service in EMEA, as well as have a strong collaboration with go-to-market (GTM) commercial teams.

  • Providing a monthly baseline forecast fed with the best market intelligence, communicating recommendations and sharing guidelines between brands and GTM teams.
  • Coordinating cross functional disciplines to prove the consensus demand plan that is accurate and in line with market, historical, statistical and developing trends.
  • Being in charge of basic set up and updates of templates, tools and ranges.
  • Reviewing, analysing and challenging the forecast, arbitrating between the risk of stocks and the risk of shortages/delays.
  • Placing an accurate, agreed and signed off forecast into the systems.
  • Supporting the end-to-end range management process including material and system setup.
  • Interacting with sales and commercial peers to solicit key market and environmental impacts.
  • Working closely with demand planning counterparts in America as a key member of the global sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes.
  • Facilitating monthly S&OP meetings with commercial, sales and finance teams; recommending adjustments to the overall operational forecasts and finding consensus amongst the team.
  • Preparing relevant material to facilitate discussion and action during the monthly consensus meetings.
  • Distributing and consolidating of the global range management files.
  • Monitoring trends in forecast error.
  • Setting up and updating demand planning systems with relevant seasonal/market-related data and competitive intelligence.
  • Preparing and maintaining relevant reports pertaining to the demand planning process.
  • Supporting inventory/SKU control – working with commercial teams to reduce complexity in the ranges.
  • Reconciling actual supply vs actual demand to help with fulfilment and future planning.
YOUR PROFILE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field required, or equivalent work experience
  • Min. 2 years’ experience with demand/supply planning (seasonal soft goods experience preferred) and knowledge of S&OP/IBP processes
  • Retail and/or sporting goods industry experience required
  • Expert knowledge in Excel essential
  • Experience with various reporting tools (SAP BI, Business Objects, ClickView) an advantage
  • JDA software experience a plus
  • Previous experience presenting and negotiating with executive level management as well as influencing with in a matrix environment
  • Fluent in English skills, both verbally and in writing
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Analysing
  • Planning and organising
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Deciding and initiating action

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • An interesting role in a challenging industry
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An opportunity for independent and self-reliant work
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team
 
Please apply online or via e-mail at careers.emea@amersports.com. When making the application please state your salary expectation related to this role.