Demand Planner

Purpose and Relevance for the organization:


The role 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 (Team Services, Marketing, Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain)



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


Key Contacts:

  • Demand Planning teams
  • Merchandising teams
  • Marketing Finance
  • Marketing Ops
  • Supply Chain Purchasing


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Good MS Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Good communication skills
  • SAP knowledge (APO & AFS)
  • Fluent in English



Educational Background/Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • First work experience in demand planning or a similar field preferably in the sporting goods industry

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Job Title:  Demand Planner

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Portland
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  277428
Date:  Nov 17, 2020