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Associate Manager, Demand Planning

Company: MAESA INC.
Location: New York
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Maesa
Maesa is the world's largest independent beauty brand incubator. Maesa operates two categories of business - exclusive brands for mass, drug and specialty retailers and outsourcing for beauty brands. Maesa partners with over 80 global customers such as Sephora, Urban Outfitters, Target, Ulta, Parlux, Ralph Lauren, Sally Beauty, Banana Republic, Walmart, H&M, and Zara. Launching over 4,000 proprietary products per year, Maesa delivers marketing and white space analysis creating proprietary design, product development, speed-to-market, cost savings, and resource efficiencies. Vertically integrated with marketing, design, engineering, product development/formulation and regulatory, Maesa has mastered "commercializing creativity" servicing the fundamental revolutionary change in the beauty industry. Headquartered in New York and Paris, with additional offices in Los Angeles, Vienna, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Dongguan, Maesa employs about 350 team members worldwide with over 200 employees in the US.
Pay Range: $75,000/yr - $90,000/yr. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
Maesa is currently seeking a Demand Planning Manager to join our team. This person will forecast the demand for Maesa's brands and work on sales analysis and reporting. This role reports to the Director of Demand Planning. Roles and responsibilities will expand to other areas based on candidate's skill-level and performance.
Core Responsibilities

  • Help develop SKU level/ key account forecasts in the forecasting software as part of monthly planning cycle and ensure demand reasonability across portfolio (level and mix)
  • Assist is preparing for IBP cycle meetings including Demand Management Reviews, Supply Management meetings and Brand IBP meetings.
  • Assist in managing Building blocks and understanding of key growth drivers and analyzing performance vs. plan, last cycle and prior year

    • Partner with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Retailers to develop accurate sku level forecast.
    • Collaboration with Operations to ensure understanding of forecast and advise on future purchase orders.
    • Manage weekly retail sales reports (POS) and provide category performance analysis to drive decision making across the business.
    • Managing slow movers visibility and actions as part of the demand management reviews.
    • Track and monitor customer POs and shipments to ensure fill rate and delivery dates are met.

      • Drive new item set up with Maesa's sales, marketing and operations teams and relate to customers
      • Collaborate with customers on inventory, forecast, replenishment, launches
      • Assist sales and marketing in assortment analysis for prospective business opportunities

        Qualifications and Requirements

        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, or equivalent

          • 2-3 - years of experience in demand planning.
          • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.
          • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills and attention to details.
          • Strong problem solver who identifies improvement opportunities and implements sustainable solutions
          • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.

            • Ability to work independently and with a team.
            • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional responsibilities when needed.
            • Knowledge of Tableau, and a forecasting model tool (e.g. SAP, Logility, JDA, o9, Colibri, etc) preferred
            • Experience working with a nationwide retailer's a plus


Keywords: MAESA INC., New York , Associate Manager, Demand Planning, Executive , New York, New York

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