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Demand Planner

VIP Petcare is improving the lives of pets and the people who love them! We are currently looking for dedicated, professional team members who have a passion for pet wellness. Our mobile Veterinary Community Clinics and Wellness Centers provide high quality preventative and wellness pet care services including diagnostic tests, vaccinations, preventative medications, microchipping, nail trims and a wellness check commensurate with the services administered.
We are currently looking for a Demand Planner to join our growing team!
VIP Petcare is committed to our employees and offer the following to our Full-Time staff:
Medical, Dental, Vision
PTO and Holiday Pay
Flexible Spending Account
401(k) Retirement Plan with Matching!
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Discounts
The VIP Petcare Demand Planner is responsible for helping synthesize large amounts of data in order to accurately forecast inventory. This includes regular communication with the field offices on forecast planning, inventory control and inventory reconciliation. The Demand Planner is a key contributor in determining action plans that optimize financial results.
Essential Functions/Job Duties
Manage inventory reconciliation exceptions and financial impact by working closely with Field Operations, Finance and vendors to come to a resolution
Execute monthly inventory reconciliation by compiling & analyzing data and presenting results
Responsible for item management which includes item creation, oversee pricing, assortment determination and systems quality assurance testing
Utilize software to model, create and validate statistical demand forecasts based on history, trend, seasonality, product mix and other factors
Measure office performance through inventory turn, sales and inventory comparables and proposed new ideas that drive the business and/or improve efficiencies
Conduct analysis to establish seasonality and recommend purchasing strategies for new and on-going products
Oversee new office openings by working closely with cross-functional partners on inventory requirements and delivery timelines
Oversee product returns to suppliers
Partner with Accounting on accounts payable, order exceptions and audit support
Other duties assigned as needed
Computer skills
Microsoft Office Application (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Intermediate Microsoft Excel (Applied Theory) Skills
NetSuite experience preferred
Familiar with GSuite
Education and Training
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years' experience in Inventory Management, Inventory Control or Accounting required
Skills and Aptitudes
Demonstrate proficiency in forecasting, forecasting methods and statistics, with an understanding of the financial and operational impacts of forecasts as well as forecast accuracy measures
Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to transform findings into
action plans and solutions
Skilled at synthesizing large amounts of data into conclusions and recommendations
Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to quickly re-prioritize while still meeting deadlines
Ability to master new and available technical applications in Microsoft Excel and NetSuite
Ability to influence and effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business involved with inventory planning
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and self-managed; able to think independently
Environment
Work in a fast-paced, fluid company
Work for prolonged periods of time at a desk utilizing a computer
VIP Petcare is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage applicants of all ages and experience, as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant's age.



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