Director Operational Demand Planning

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Align the demand of the market, between Marketing and Sales, from an unbiased perspective, across all brands and channels. Foster cross-functional collaboration to achieve one committed Sales Plan, linked to the market budget plan/forecast.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Facilitate monthly demand process
  • Provide statistical forecasting as another viewpoint
  • Ensure the accuracy of the Demand Planning Forecast Data
  • Drive consensus plan between Sales & Marketing
  • Focus on volume & value (Gross Sales to Std. Margin)
  • Ensure MD‘s agreement and acceptance
  • Identify gaps & facilitate Gap closing activities
  • Disaggregate demand plan down to article / SKU level & communicates with Supply
  • Support MD and management team in operational work


Key Relationships:


  • Management Team in Market
  • Market Sales Director and Sales Management Team
  • Market Marketing Directors and Marketing Management Team
  • Global Demand Planning


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Demand Planning with proven track record of successfully managing demand planning in a large sales organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills (e.g., relationship management, facilitation)
  • High personal impact and high communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven methodological skills (e.g., data analysis, trend forecasting)
  • High degree of commercial and business acumen knowledge to challenge and drive consensus between Sales & Marketing
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills (if applicable)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is a must. Skills and abilities in other language are an added plus


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • Minimum 10 years of demand planning experience within large sales organisation
  • Preferable experience in the sport or clothing industry
  • Experience successfully leading, managing and developing a team (if applicable)
  • Business degree from leading business school



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Job Title:  Director Operational Demand Planning

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Shanghai
TEAM:  Accounting & Finance
State:  SH
Country/Region:  CN
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  510412
Date:  May 16, 2024