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Demand Supply Planner

Full Time

Website hydroflask Hydroflask / Helen of Troy

Join our Hydro Flask Team at Helen of Troy as a Demand Supply Planner and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people’s lives everywhere every day. As the worlds premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period.

Do you love unique problems and challenges? We are a group of hard-working people and outdoor enthusiasts who are constantly putting our products to the test and delivering ahh experiences to engaged consumers worldwide. We live our brand values every day, supporting a reliable, playful, adaptive, honest, inclusive, and unconventional culture where employees can learn, thrive, and grow.

Our Hydro Flask Team is based in breathtaking Bend, Oregon. There is a desert to the East of town and mountains to the West. Our geography says a lot about who we are. We bike, ski, swim, do yoga, run, hike, and play outside. We grill and share kombucha and growlers in our backyards. We go for it wholeheartedly. That may sound like the weekend, but that is how we live every day of the year. We also offer a casual and dog-friendly environment.

*This position will be based in Bend, OR, and temporarily eligible for Work from Home. When our office reopens, you will be required to work from the office Monday-Friday.

What you will be doing:

The Demand Supply Planner is part of the Supply Chain team and is responsible for all forecasting activities associated with Sales and Product. The ideal candidate will build and maintain forecast and demand planning models for region, and customers incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, operations, product and retailer replenishment, sell-through analysis and other sources.

  • Develop demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons by analyzing historical sales, market trends, seasonality, promotions, lifecycle, customer POS, and customer projections to improve forecast accuracy

  • Perform ongoing analysis and monitoring of actual performance to forecasted plan, identify significant variances, take corrective actions, and detail key assumptions

  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, product, and finance to research and understand demand forecast drivers to ensure that current and accurate information is used for the demand forecasts

  • Review and present forecast accuracy and performance metrics to identify problems and opportunities and make recommendations for improvements to the demand plan

  • Assist and coordinate cross functional actions and tasks involved in meeting the vital timelines for new product launches, transitions and product phase-outs

  • Partner with supply planning to understand supply chain implications of forecast changes

  • Generate risk assessments and mitigation activities such as scenario planning and input into capacity analysis

  • Work closely with Sales and Operations Leadership and assist in inventory allocation to achieve/exceed service level targets

  • Support the S&OP process by distributing forecasts to sales and finance for review and discussion during the demand review meeting

  • Coordinate and lead demand review meetings to identify changes in the demand plan, to achieve consensus driven by discussion around key initiatives, significant business events, changes in promotional plans, and forecasting accuracy

  • Accurately reflect discussed changes, follow up on action items, and confirm business partners are in agreement with the new plan

  • Publish the demand plan along with a clear and concise explanation of forecast changes between cycles, key business event drivers, risks / opportunities, gaps, and assumptions to be used in the main S&OP meeting

  • Maintain demand planning system and software, enter and modify data and ensure the correctness of product hierarchy.

  • Manage history used for forecasting and ensure it is adjusted for known events and outlier removal

  • Develop tools, key reports, and provide analytical support to partners to help make decisions, develop and execute key initiatives, and project short term and long term performance

  • Complete special projects and ad-hoc requests as assigned

  • Support systems implementations and process improvement

  • Support company goals and values, process improvements, contributing to morale and team building

  • Participate in the successful delivery of company critical initiatives

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Demonstrated high level of autonomy and ability to self-start

  • Ability to lead multiple projects

  • Ability to collaborate and influence cross functionally

  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, inventive, and work well within a team environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain or other relevant field

  • 3+ years experience in a demand planning / forecasting role

  • Sales and Operations Planning Process experience

  • Solid understanding of supply chain / inventory management practices and procedures.

  • MS office, strong excel and reporting skills

  • Experience with ERP systems

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with demand planning / forecasting software

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you’re eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

For more information about Helen of Troy, visit You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment.  We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

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