Planning Analyst Job Description

Planning Analyst Job Description

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Planning analyst provides quantitative analysis in support of evaluation & implementation of business practices & disciplines consistent with replenishment & supply chain initiatives using AS400/E3, Excel and Access.

Planning Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Analyzes weekly reports on back-order status for all Carlsbad-supported regions
Vendor Shipments tracking
Facilitating the Three Year Planning and Annual Budget process for Planning
Creating the Programme management for Planning
Incubate Projects until handover to the Business
Preparate and facilitate Events and Presentations that inform the global Planning team or wider business on Planning
Recap weekly style selling to aid in business analysis
Review monthly replenishment projections for natural orders & builds by account and division
Work with the Director to forecast each season by month and ensure orders are within monthly projections
Analyze weekly shipments by account, division, and style

Planning Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Planning Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, ISO, MESH, AICP, CPM, IBF, RILA, COO

Education for Planning Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the planning analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Business/Administration, Public Health, Health Administration, Education, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics

Skills for Planning Analyst

Desired skills for planning analyst include:

Excel
EVMS guidelines and processes
SAP
Access
Word
Microsoft Excel
Financial modeling
Statistical analysis
Standard supply chain systems
Oracle

Desired experience for planning analyst includes:

Track and maintain revenue sharing forecast vs
Understanding of BCP/DRP concepts (P)
Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, , Business, Engineering, Management
Track replenishment inventory to call out any issues or bottlenecks to the team so they can be communicated to the accounts
Collaborate with the team to give the factory inventory cuts based on sales and current business trends
Work closely with production to monitor any inventory receipt changes or delays

Planning Analyst Examples

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Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of planning analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for planning analyst
  • Check and ensure the quality and accuracy of data reported
  • Drive the creation of unit buys at the sku level that reflect the merchandising assortment strategy to reach sales and inventory plan
  • Discover and address opportunities in businesses and processes to improve the future
  • Manage all on order and receipt flow weekly / monthly
  • Assist Planning Manager in monitoring and addressing all Control Functions Dashboard deliverables (Audit issues, DR, InfoSec, SCM, all trainings (Code of Conduct, Health and Safety )
  • Co-ordinates group events – Town halls, gathering, events
  • Execute demand, source and supply plans for utilizing a state-of- the-art demand and supply planning processes, systems and tools, incorporating statistical forecasting and professional supply planning techniques which drive high levels of planning accuracy thereby enabling inventory reduction, improved resource utilization, product cost savings, and delivery precision
  • Use analysis and data-driven decision making tools for the creation of balanced and executable initial seasonal supply plans
  • Analyze data and make recommendations in order to achieve profitability, customer coverage and inventory goals
  • Gather, analyze and compile data related to demand and inventory plans
Qualifications for planning analyst
  • Prepare ad hoc and industry sales reports develop a Weekly top 45 Title Report
  • In-depth understanding of spreadsheet and data base applications (ex
  • Fluent (spoken and written) in English and in at least one other major European language (German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian) - German preferred
  • Self-Motivated, capable of working under pressure (very important capability)
  • Capability to structure and administrate complexity
  • Perseverance required to change status-quo
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Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of planning analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for planning analyst
  • Participate in reporting
  • Create MSI reports to analyze partner selling and inventory positions
  • Maintain weekly PO recaps and availability lists
  • Complete ad hoc analyses as needed
  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the weekly OCR process and the monthly outlook process
  • Responsible for preparing the Annual financial plan with required supporting analysis
  • Required to drive process improvements
  • Actively involved in the sales quota setting process and tracking of actual results against quotas
  • Ensures local accruals are correctly identified and reported at month/quarter end
  • Develops and recommends investment strategies based on analyses of investment styles and processes
Qualifications for planning analyst
  • 1-2 years experience in consulting, finance, audit, or project management
  • Experience creating financial forecasts, total cost of ownership analyses, and capital forecasting and analysis
  • Experience analyzing business operations and targeting areas to improve financial performance (based on return on investment (ROI), CAGR, payback, internal rate of return (IRR), pretax and after tax earnings, targeted profit margins, FCF, present value)
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work in a timely manner
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple assignments and changing priorities
  • Bachelor degree (Engineering and Business Degrees preferred)
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Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a planning analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for planning analyst
  • Ensure driver labour adheres to budgeted or planned cost per order targets
  • Manage shift utilisation to maximise driver productivity
  • Maintain customer slot availability to target levels
  • Ensure all sales opportunities are proactively identified and reviewed on a continual basis
  • Work closely with key stakeholders
  • Analyst demand data from country and region for demand planning
  • Ensure portfolio forecasts are based on robust analysis and highlight opportunities for delivering additional value
  • Design new reporting as required
  • Develop methodologies for new metrics and scale them globally educate users as needed
  • Take responsibility for work streams as directed by team leaders
Qualifications for planning analyst
  • Advanced Excel and ideally VBA/SQL experience required
  • Advanced proficiency Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Identifies and drives Continuous Improvement Projects
  • College degree with film courses preferred
  • Previous experience in film distribution/exhibition preferred
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and resolve issues and problems
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Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of planning analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for planning analyst
  • Help develop tools for procurement and inventory management as assigned
  • Cross train with Demand Plan Manager and Planning Systems Manager as required
  • Ownership of reporting to support our budgeting and forecasting process, monitoring performance of third party partnerships
  • Conduct on-going analysis of key business drivers, trends and performance indicators in retail markets and our sales channels
  • Manage initial and on-going pricing of our products within our sales channels
  • Responsible for managing inventory levels across multiple store locations and categories and ensure assortment of merchandise is appropriate to meet presentation objectives retail growth initiatives
  • Execute assortment strategy for new store openings based on demographic information and sales
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to ensure timely delivery of inventory and consistency of information shared across stores
  • Monitor inventory deactivations in retail stores and provide recommendations to minimize impact to inventory controls
  • Produce shifts for recruitment
Qualifications for planning analyst
  • Strong mathematical abilities (long division, fractions, margins, growth rates, trends, ) and highly detail orientated
  • Professional proficiency in English is required
  • Advanced excel skills necessary
  • Qualified (or working towards) APICS qualification
  • Knowledge of the principles of exemplary customer service demonstrated through actively listening, acknowledging, and responding to every inquiry
  • Skill in developing forecast and tracking models that integrate disparate statistical and financial information
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Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of planning analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for planning analyst
  • Scheduling Meetings & 1-1 for agents
  • Maintaining Team Structures
  • Updating agent schedules after a change of hours request has been authorised
  • Maintaining employee information such as lucent codes
  • Moving agent department assignments as a result of redeployment 
  • Lead the DTC reporting and analysis for all channels of the business
  • Support the Merchandise manager with inseason analysis to aid strategic decisions on floor layouts and product mixes
  • Analyse key KPI’s to aid future planning Sell through, ASP’s, Range architecture, ROS and product mix
  • Work closely with Merchandising and VM to ensure an accurate option assortment plan is produced in accordance with the appropriate timelines and within the direction of the global and regional teams
  • Support the Merchandise Manager in the future budget planning of all the DTC channels bringing together and analysing information from Store Development and the B&M team
Qualifications for planning analyst
  • Solid understanding of Excel, PowerPoint (P/E)
  • Developed working excel skills an absolute must, previous experience of Pivots and lookups
  • Ability to utilize and analyze data and follow a process
  • Four year degree with a concentration in Business, Industrial Engineering, Operations Planning or Logistics, or demonstrated equivalent experience as determined by department management
  • Ability to work and solve problems in a production oriented environment
  • Ability to follow direction, policies, procedures and standard processes

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