Demand Planner

Job ID: 3954


Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation.


We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.


We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.


All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,400 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.


At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:


  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience


To find out more go to or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. 

The role you’d play:


+     Build and maintain a monthly demand forecast for your designated brand

+     Undertake demand reviews with the commercial team to understand the demand drivers and capture key changes

+     Track and monitor availability and inventory metrics for your relevant brands with accountability for maintaining availability in line with targets

+     Review and analyse data to highlight exceptions and variances which may impact our inventory or availability

+     Building demand forecast recommendations to ensure delivery of all marketing campaigns, business focus areas, trials and events

+     Stock/volume capacity planning and control to support the control of inventory across all channels

+     Work with the global supply team to ensure that orders and forecast information are shared in line with buy cutoffs

+     Track and monitor performance against key KPI’s, taking actions to course correct where necessary

+     Support the business in contingency planning for risks and opportunities

+     Challenging and influencing cross-functionally to ensure that the sales forecast and orderbooks are truly reflective of demand

+     Lead the demand planning elements of the monthly IBP/S&OP cycle to support the business in making data-led decisions

+     Explore and establish new ways of working to improve availability, order fulfilment and reporting capability

+     Mitigate the impact of vendor/shipping delays through data analysis and recommendations to accelerate orders


The must haves:


+     Team first approach – proven to work effectively as part of a team and act in the best interests of the business

+     Demand Planning, Merchandising or similar Supply Chain/Operations experience

+     Collaborative with other teams across the business to promote honest and open communication

+     High numeracy levels with a keen eye for detail

+     Can demonstrate sound decision-making based on intuition and judgement

+     Good communication and excellent team player, confident dealing with colleagues at all levels including management

+     The ability to influence cross-functionally in order to gain alignment with other teams

+     Effective time management, organisation and prioritisation skills

+     Use of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

+     Highly analytical with strong (advanced) excel skills

+     Commercially aware to maximise sales and profit opportunities

+     Able to be hands-on and self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines

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