Demand Planner

Impassioned by the goal of delivering high-performance products to both the professional athlete and the recreational cyclist, Cycling Sports Group encompasses several powerhouse Cycling brands, including Cannondale, GT, Charge, and Fabric. Cycling Sports Group is proud to present a truly unique and powerful portfolio of cycling brands to the market, continually striving to evolve through the very best products and service available today.

Woudenberg, Netherlands

Cycling Sports Group

<p><strong>Big companies don&rsquo;t make great bikes. Great people do.</strong></p> <p>Here at Dorel Sports, we help people from all walks of life make the most of their bike ride by creating some of the most innovative, easy to enjoy, and best performing bicycle products across multiple brands.</p> <p>From Schwinn, to GT, Fabric and Cannondale we make cycling products for everyone &ndash; and as cycling develops and grows internationally, we&rsquo;re looking for more great people to join us. If you enjoy working with a challenging, inspiring and forward-thinking team of likeminded people, then we may just have something for you.</p> <p>Our offices are located in various cities across the world, health insurance and personal welfare are taken care of, and positivity is most definitely encouraged. If you love riding bikes as much as we do, then we&rsquo;re already off to a good start. Let&rsquo;s see what we can create together.</p>

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Overview: <p>A highly visible role that will oversee the CSG Europe Demand Planning process. This is a hands-on position responsible for developing and executing forecasts - in close collaboration with Sales and Marketing - that will enable CSG Europe to meet sales and service objectives. Collaboration with other members of the Supply Chain is paramount to achieve these sales and service objectives.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>Market analysis:</p> <ul> <li>Perform market analysis using multiple tools/models.</li> </ul> <p>Forecasting:</p> <ul> <li>Develop effective forecast models based on industry trends and demand patterns.</li> <li>Harness the organization&rsquo;s knowledge and resources to produce sales forecasts that will be used in the Sales and Operations Planning Cycle.</li> <li>Prepare background information to support sales forecasting.</li> <li>Be involved in identifying significant variances between sales forecasts, budgets and business plans.</li> </ul> <p>Teamwork:</p> <ul> <li>Work with the New Product Development team to forecast sales of new products.</li> <li>Work with other departments including Operations, New Product Development and Supply Chain to ensure the consistent, cost-effective supply of products to customers.</li> </ul> <p>Continuous improvement:</p> <ul> <li>Continuously improve the sales forecasting processes and systems, ensuring that forecast accuracy is constantly improving.</li> <li>Measure, analyze, report and improve key performance indicators (KPIs) and monitor adherence to them. KPI&rsquo;s such as forecast accuracy and forecast bias.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Essential Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields;</li> <li>A minimum of 5 years&rsquo; experience in a demand planning/forecasting role;</li> <li>Industry knowledge;</li> <li>Tertiary qualification;</li> <li>Supply Chain knowledge &ndash; APICS qualification preferred;</li> <li>Proficiency with statistical and forecasting fundamentals;</li> <li>Understanding of financial impact of forecasting and related decisions;</li> <li>Proficiency with software systems (SAP preferred) &ndash; including Sales Forecasting applications</li> <li>Analytical, numerate;</li> <li>Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills;</li> <li>Strong presentation skills;</li> <li>Ability to lead cross-functionally;</li> <li>Detail oriented;</li> <li>Persistent and goal oriented.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Beneficial Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Prior experience working for a global brand and multi-national business.</li> <li>Prior experience in working with luxury goods.</li> <li>A passion for mountain and road bikes, actions sports, and/or outdoor lifestyle.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Working conditions are normal for an office environment.</li> <li>Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to travel internationally for business.</li> </ul> <br /> <p>To learn more about Dorel Sport&rsquo;s privacy policy, please click here:;</p> <p>An applicant's personal information will be shared in accordance with our privacy policy; by applying for a position, you are accepting the terms of our policy.&nbsp;</p>