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Date:  Jul 26, 2022
Location: 

Singapore, SG

Regional Demand Planning Executive (1 Year Contract)

SEPHORA is the world’s leading omni-channel prestige beauty retail brand, and a division of LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Since our inception in 1969, we have been disrupting the beauty retail category and status quo, breaking conventions to change the way the world sees beauty. As the only truly global beauty retailer operating more than 3,000 points of sale in 36 markets, Sephora empowers customers around the world to define what beauty means to them, to experiment freely and to express themselves. 

 

Here in Asia, our teams run omni-channel businesses in 11 markets across the region, in addition to cross-border e-commerce in several more. Our success is built on innovation, a highly curated product portfolio, market-leading digital capability, and our unique customer experience. With ambitious growth plans, we are always looking for talented people who aspire to build businesses and develop themselves. Sparked by energy and excitement, our passion is contagious. We are united by a common goal – to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the extraordinary in each of us.

 

REGIONAL DEMAND PLANNER

 

Sephora SEA is looking to hire an experienced Demand Planner for a contract period of 12 months to strengthen its capabilities, implement new processes and establish the Demand Planning team as a top performing team at Sephora. The Regional Demand Planner is responsible for leading all Demand planning activities (forecasting and ordering) of a specific portfolio of brands, maintaining the optimum balance between service levels (stock availability), cash (stock levels) and replenishment costs to our Distribution Centres.

 

 

You will shine here if you enjoy…

 

... Forecasting and Ordering

  • Builds Sales forecasts for Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand , integrating commercial targets (financial planning, store openings), launch plans, events, animations, seasonality, trends and products lifecycle
  • Challenges forecasts on Newness provided by Category Team
  • Converts sales forecasts into supply needs
  • Reviews KPIs and adjusts forecasting models to ensure KPIs are hit.
  • Closely works with local supply chain managers and merchandisers to ensure local knowledge is incorporated into the forecasting model.
  • Actively reviews product Database to ensure accuracy of the product assortment. 

 

... Cross-function Collaboration with Merchandising, Category, Marketing & Finance

  • Actively participates to S&OP process to align all services on sales forecasts, financial plan, launch & animation plans
  • Monitors and optimizes Open-to-buy process to meet our inventory targets 
  • Actively communicates situation on slow moving products / discontinued products to the category team to determine inventory reduction plans (markdown operations, returns to vendor…) and to ensure minimal ageing stock. 

 

... Continuous Process Improvement

  • Conducts regular reviews with key brands to share the OSA, supplier fill rate & stock situation, and brainstorm on improvement plans 
  • Defines action plans to improve processes, methods and tools, and monitor their implementation. 

 

 

We would love to hear from you if you have…

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain or other related courses
  • Over 3 years of experience in Supply Chain Management; prior work experince in the FMCG industry will be an advantage 
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills, advanced Excel capabilities, and experience with VBA and/or SAP systems would be a plus
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills to liaise with various functional areas and levels of the organization 
  • Openness to new ideas, driving continuous improvement and challenging status quo

 

While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy…

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, and passionate people whom you will be proud to work with.
  • The learning. We invest heavily in training for our leaders and employees. Not just product knowledge but building a personalized career plan so that you continue to evolve and build your skills and personal brand.
  • The culture. As the leading omni-channel beauty retailer, and part of the LVMH Group, our reach is broad and our impact is global. It’s in the Sephora DNA to disrupt the status quo as we seek to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the extraordinary in each of us.


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