Demand Planner

Portland | United States | Accounting & Finance

Purpose and Relevance for the organization

  • Your task as an Assistant Manager Demand Planning is to support the creation of the Wholesale Demand Plan for Adidas America. The Demand Plan (DP) is the basis for Purchasing and significantly influences the inventory management/stock turn and re-order availability. Therefore it is also the foundation for reaching sales and inventory targets. Main KPI is the Demand Plan accuracy in consideration of availability and inventory levels.


  • Responsible to support the creation and update of the Rolling Demand Plan (RDP) for defined business segments on article level for wholesale in line with the Integrated Business Plan
  • Forecast extrapolation  
  • Create analyses and statistics
  • Ensure pre-order business
  • Balance the product availability for the re-order period
  • Monthly distribution of the RDP reflecting market demand
  • Create and update size curves
  • Adherence to the observance of local and global timelines and deadlines
  • Liaise with cross-function departments (Marketing, Finance, Purchasing)


  • Demand Plan accuracy
  • Optimization/reduction of excess stock
  • Availability

Key Contacts

  • Merchandising teams
  • Marketing Finance
  • Marketing Ops
  • Supply Chain Purchasing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Preferred: Experience with R or SQL
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Good SAP knowledge (APO & AFS)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English

Educational Background/Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. First  work experience in demand planning or a similar field preferably in the sporting goods industry
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adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Demand Planner
Team Accounting & Finance
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Country United States
Number 192481
Position Type Full time
Date Mar-13, 2019
Relocation no

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