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Demand Planner

Company: Lumber Liquidators
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At LL Flooring, we've been helping customers make their flooring visions a reality for more than 25 years. Our team is the key to our success. Our customers trust us to help them find the perfect floor for their home, and we pride ourselves on giving them the specialized attention and expertise they deserve. We go above and beyond to make sure our customers have all they need to transform their home, from high quality, trend-right products to online resources to help them find the right solution for their space, to the accessories and tools to get the job done right. We offer our customers a unique, guided experience to home improvement that they won't find anywhere else.
This position is responsible for managing inventory planning and replenishment activities for assigned product categories in order to ensure the Company meets sales, merchandising and financial goals.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, compare and report on historical and projected demand and fulfillment data to monitor, valuate, and adjust SKU level forecasts for assigned product categories
  • Recommend and execute purchasing plans that maximize customer service levels and meet financial goals of budgeted inventory targets.
  • Share information around purchase orders, capacities, forecasting, and network inventory flow and optimization with Sourcing and Merchandising team members.
  • Adjust purchase orders (POs) and re-order plans to consistently support in-stock and inventory targets.
  • Manage inventory obsolescence for assigned product categories. Work collaboratively with Category
  • Managers to promote and/or clearance where needed to maintain targeted levels.
  • Review promotions and planning schedule for assigned product categories. Identify items that have availability risk and communicate with Sourcing and Category Managers as needed to minimize disruption.
  • Produce and distribute rolling order forecasts to Global Sourcing in order to ensure adequate visibility regarding forward looking sourcing needs.
  • Revise availability dates for POs based upon updated information provided by Global Sourcing team and/or suppliers.
  • Partner closely with Category Managers and Global Sourcing Managers on product lifecycle management, inventory flow strategies, vendor requirements and capabilities and contingency planning for specific product category/categories.
  • Partner with Supply Chain to resolve any logistics related issues. Additional Requirements:
    • Demonstrates sound judgment by making effective decisions and being able to support decisions with facts.
    • Includes others in decision making process and makes decisions in a timely manner.
    • Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to prioritize tasks to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements, customer and scheduling needs
    • Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, to interact with all levels of management
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.
    • Knowledge of retail store operations and/or supply chain preferred.
    • Proactively assist others. Step in and help when and as needed
    • Execute special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
    • Ability to solve problems and apply creative and timely solutions.
    • Attendance and reliability is extremely important in this position
    • Customer Focus - Establish and maintain effective customer relationships. Seek to understand customer needs and deliver solutions that meet customer expectations.
    • Accountability - Follow through on commitments. Take personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures.
    • Collaboration - Cooperate with others to achieve shared objectives and get work done. Consider interests of others as well as one's own.
    • Instill Trust - Show consistency in word and action. Treat others with respect. Operate with honesty and integrity.
    • Change Management - Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements, customer and scheduling needs.
    • Detail Oriented - Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand, adherence to Company policies and requirements while consistently delivering error free results.
    • Leads by example in following the Company Code of Business Conduct (Ethics), all applicable tenants of the Lacey Act and all other applicable laws, policies and procedures. Immediately reports all concerns to the appropriate party. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's degree (BA / BS) from accredited four-year college or university, preferred. Related Experience, Qualifications and/or Certifications:
        • Two to three years related work experience, preferably in corporate retail supply chain replenishment experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Work experience in data analysis and project management Computer Skills / Special Equipment Knowledge:
          • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access)
          • Advanced skill in MS Excel, including pivot tables and the ability to distill data from multiple sources into cogent reports.
          • Experience with SAP and/or JDA preferred. Just Picture It! A career at LL Flooring! At LL Flooring, our vision is to become customers' first choice in hard surface flooring by providing the best experience from start to finish. Your contributions as a LL Flooring teammate will leave a lasting impression with our customer as they find FLOOR LOVE. With over 437 stores nationwide and two distribution centers, the career opportunities at LL Flooring are endless. If you're customer obsessed, seize the opportunity, and apply today!
            At LL Flooring, we are committed to being a company that delivers an inclusive, diverse team and culture which understands, values, and adapts to the needs of our associates and customers. LL Flooring is an equal opportunity employer. LL Flooring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or locallaw. If you need assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, related to the search for employment opportunities or to complete an application, please contact us at LL Flooring adheres with the California Consumer Privacy Act Notice for California Consumers (CCPA Notice). To find out more click here, CCPA Supplemental Notice.
            Other details
            • Job Family Supply Chain
            • Job Function Associate
            • Pay Type Salary
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