Head of Demand Planning, Americas



Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Head of Demand Planning, Americas

In short:

As the Head of Demand Planning, Americas, you will lead On’s largest market in overall demand-planning strategy & execution. You will lead a team of 5 Demand Planners working to accurately plan regional demand across On’s entire assortment range. You will drive the implementation of meaningful improvements that drive forecasting accuracy, leading to a better demand-supply match for our customers. You will be responsible for driving the standard operating procedures that support the strategic growth targets for On’s Long Range Plan to ensure we deliver a premium customer experience for all internal & external customers while championing the On culture.

Your Mission:

  • Lead and develop high-performing teams to achieve expansion in On’s largest geographic market, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

  • Generate precise demand plans for the Americas region, ensuring the right supply is brought into the area, serving as the authoritative voice for any regional supply chain planning topics

  • Oversee all demand planning initiatives for the Americas region, focusing on enhancing forecasting accuracy and inventory efficiency, and drive the regional consensus demand plan by hosting monthly demand review meetings

  • Ensure demand forecasts are based on current and accurate information, aligning lead times, inventory days, liquidation plans, and inventory aging through a collaborative, consensus-driven approach with stakeholders

  • Support the development of supply planning and inventory strategies for existing items, new products, and product phase-outs

Your Story:

  • 8+ years of experience in demand or supply planning for a global sportswear or fashion brand

  • 3+ years of experience leading high-performing teams

  • Experience with forecasting, demand planning, supply planning, purchasing/sourcing, warehousing/inventory management, transportation, and distribution for a global consumer goods brand

  • Experience in operating through Integrated Business Planning and S&OP

Your Team:
As a global Supply Chain team, we work closely to convert innovative product designs into commercialized products and deliver exceptional quality to our customers. We are focused, data-driven but also action-oriented. We build and follow processes, but we also continuously challenge the status quo and “industry standards”. We work closely with internal stakeholders to understand and balance our current supply and demand, and support our business’ global growth.