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Sr. Demand Planner

Company: PetSmart, Inc.
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About the TeamOur Merchandise Planning and Allocation (MP&A) teams are the driving forces behind making the organizations product visions available to our consumers through calculated and strategic measures. Your involvement in sales and margin forecasts, promotional performance analysis, inventory management, and vendor relationships will play a critical role in obtaining goals while maintaining PetSmarts reputation in the market as a trusted partner to pet parents. About the LocationHybrid Position: This position may be considered Hybrid based on PetSmarts FlexSmart policy and business needs. A Hybrid work arrangement is considered to be a blend of onsite and remote work activity. Associates with a Hybrid work arrangement have a work space at Phoenix Home Office and can be required to come onsite between 1-5 days a week as determined by leadership and based on business needs. About the JobAs a Sr. Merchandising Demand Planner you will partner with vendors, merchandising, store operations, supply chain and Inventory Planning to manage:

  • Store In Stocks and Fill Rate
  • PO On time and Fill Rate
  • Inventory, turns, DOS
  • Sales and Margin
  • Implement best practices to support PetSmart growth This position is responsible for following the Replenishment and Planning P&Ps that support positive growth in sales/ margin, and drive cost reductions. This includes identifying and communicating opportunities for improvement on your desk to your manager and working with your peers and business partners to enable a strong cross functional team. This position is responsible for purchase order generation, value and frequency to support DC inventory fulfillment. Ensure correct inventory quantities are on hand at all servicing DC's to support store sales demand and merchandising objectives. Management of seasonal, in-line and "one time buy" DC inventories. Responsible for establishing and maintaining solid vendor relations and management of vendor order projections. Key contact for vendors and DC's in supporting smooth order flow and PO issue resolution. Responsibility:
  • Achieves Sales, Margin, and Inventory Turnover and other KPIs as designated to plan
  • Develop overall division strategy vision, policies, resources, and execution plans to align to the corporate strategy
  • Participates in the seasonal, annual, and long-range strategic and financial planning across a wide array of vendor (direct and external), customer, and merchandising segments
  • Use consumer insights and data combined with a structured test and learn approach to maximize growth opportunities
  • Leads, executes and measure performance against the business planning and product creation calendars to drive timely and informed decision making
  • Supports the VP & Director to present within various strategic meetings for the division (i.e. Open-To-Buy, Vendor, QBR, and other meetings)
  • Owns the end-to-end management of demand planning and allocation optimization, including in-stock and service levels for funded items and promotional product; set targets and achieves plans for inventory and space productivity required to support the sales, gross margin and in-stock plans, maintain high levels of promotional product availability during promotional periods while minimizing ad residue, and optimizing end-caps, drive aisle, and in-line story telling and integration consistent with consumer shopping patterns.
  • Ensure department and sku level planning reflects unique store and merchandise assortments, including localization, that allows for sharp transition between selling periods
  • Leads the development and execution of demand planning, including information sharing and problem solving with vendors around purchase orders, capacities, forecasting, and network inventory flow and optimization.
  • Responsible for the creation, accuracy, communication and management of vendor demand plans.
  • Responsible for management and maintenance of order policy and all business metrics within.
  • Actively create and lead special projects that drive growth opportunities
  • Integrate processes and systems to optimize accuracy, efficiency, inventory productivity, space utilization, and margin optimization.
  • Coordinates the timely response to questions from the stores and management regarding product level availability Education:
  • Must have a Bachelors degree from a 4 year college or university; or one to two year replenishment experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, decision support software, Outlook as well as SAP and DPR are helpful. About the CultureAt PetSmart, we work hard to create a culture where every associate feels like they truly belong (https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/belonging) and we celebrate the unique stories, backgrounds, and experiences our associates share. These experiences not only bring new perspectives in shaping our Belonging culture but theyre core to PetSmarts success. Not sure if you meet 100% of the position requirements and whether you should apply? Wed still like to hear from you and encourage you to apply with us! You just may be the ideal candidate for this role, and if not this one, perhaps another position. Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:
    • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
    • On-site Dog Park
    • Top Dog gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
    • Sit & Stay Caf serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
    • On-site coffee bar
    • Lil Paws learning center and onsite daycare facility (associate paid)
    • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
    • Learn more about #Life A tPetSmart here: https://www.lifeatpetsmart.com/life-at-petsmart/
    • Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart: https://www.blog.lifeatpetsmart.com/
    • Explore PetSmart Benefits here: https://benefits.petsmart.com/
    • If you don't already live in the Phoenix area here's a guide to the area: Welcome to Phoenix Guide This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to.PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disabilty, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincal or local law.Applicants must be over the age of 18.The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Keywords: PetSmart, Inc., Phoenix , Sr. Demand Planner, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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