Nike Senior Demand Planning Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Description

Converse believes creativity lives within everyone. It’s the creativity of our employees and consumers that makes us interesting. We don’t define you, you define yourself. Our sneakers, apparel and accessories are for true individuals. So, that’s why we hire individuals. Wear sneakers, be yourself. That’s Converse.

At Converse Operations our mission is “to be the accelerator for growth by delivering premium consumer experiences”. We strive to excel on maximizing our Service level and Quality while optimizing our Inventory and Costs. We believe this is possible by investing in the right Talent and building a strong, diverse team.

As a Sr. Demand Planning Analyst, you will support the business through sound decisions and forecasts built using analytics across several stages of the seasonal planning process. Through the use of data and analysis, you will partner with cross functional teams in support of the total Global vision of Converse. You will steer and influence the foundation of Global and Regional line planning through the lens of increasing forecast accuracy. Advanced forecasting techniques, machine learning, demand drivers, and sales trend data will be utilized to develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation across varying time horizons.

You will create baseline forecasts in partnership with Product, Finance, and Merchandising teams ensuring forecasts are reflective of marketplace realities while maintaining alignment with Brand and Product strategies. You will actively engage and participate in the global planning process from forecast creation and inception, shepherding the flow of information through functional handoffs and alignment, to ultimately execute against seasonal hind sighting.

As a Sr. Demand Planning Analyst in the Global Demand Planning organization you will help to drive ongoing improvements in the both the forecasting space as well as cross functional processes. This role will provide demand planning expertise while challenging the status quo to support Converse Operations Win Now and Create the Future objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advance existing demand planning tools; increasesophistication in modeling techniques, incorporate machine learning intoplanning/forecasting activities, utilization and integration of AI in supportof mid to long range planning

  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels ofaggregation for multiple time horizons

  • Review and analyze historical sales trends,research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecastmodels and evaluate forecast results

  • Create baseline forecasts, maintaining data andforecast integrity in the forecasting tool(s) as well as other relatedplatforms; communicate forecast to internal customers

  • Monitor trends in forecast error; analyze anddrive corrective action

  • Actively participate in all meetings and be anadvocate for promoting advanced forecasting methods

  • Drive continued improvements to forecastaccuracy through cross functional alignment and partnership, modeling, and toolcreation

  • Deep analytical mindset to develop soundforecasts

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance,Statistics, Analytics, or related field

  • 4 years' additional experience in lieu of adegree

  • 3+ years' experience in Buying, Planning,Allocation and/or Inventory Management

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectivelycommunicate and influence others

  • Ability to interpret data to make decisions andrecommendations that impact the business

  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications;proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivottables, macros, etc.

  • Experience with planning software/tools andmerchandise management systems is preferred

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment withmultiple business functions

  • Strong team player and ability to work with thecross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance,Statistics, Analytics, or related field

  • 4 years' additional experience in lieu of adegree

  • 3+ years' experience in Buying, Planning,Allocation and/or Inventory Management

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to effectivelycommunicate and influence others

  • Ability to interpret data to make decisions andrecommendations that impact the business

  • Advanced knowledge of MS office applications;proficiency in Excel including creating spreadsheets, complex formulas, pivottables, macros, etc.

  • Experience with planning software/tools andmerchandise management systems is preferred

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment withmultiple business functions

  • Strong team player and ability to work with thecross functional partners and senior management on all aspects of the business

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00406016

Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Job Category: Strategy & Operations