Sr. Demand Planner

Requisition ID:  1170
Job Location(s): 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020


Crocs Inc. is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, Senior Category Planner to support the Global Team. The Senior Category planner is responsible for assortment validation, and in-season and historical analysis for assigned category. This position within the Planning organization plays a meaningful role in ensuring the company’s operational and financial success. This role requires a deep understanding of market trends, demand patterns, and cross-functional collaboration to ensure flawless coordination between sales, marketing, and production teams. This role works cross-functionally in a highly visible role to align upon annual strategic direction for the selected business segment, provides business visibility on trends and various business KPIs. 

What You'll Do

•    Support assortment strategy alignment with Global Merchandising and Category management for seasonal breakthroughs by providing option count insights and recommendations for key categories and attributes.
•    Align with Global Merchandise Financial Planning team on long term revenue forecast & product strategy.
•    Maintain a constant relationship with the regional and global planning, merchandising, finance, sourcing, and supply teams to understand the demand forecasting drivers.
•    Support in the creation of analysis for the monthly Global S&OP for upcoming key product launches. 
•    Support Manager and Global Planning team capturing information, crafting, and updating Power BI reporting tools to help drive the business forward through data driven decisions.
•    Leverage analytics to provide business insights to support company decision-making. 
•    Provide transparency on planning KPIs including, but not limited to Forecast Accuracy, Forecast Bias, Weeks of Coverage, Stock Turns, Inventory Cost.
•    Analyze pre-season, in-season, and post-season sales to identify opportunities to maximize sales and SKU productivity and minimize inventory and margin risk in future season for selected business segment.
•    Prepare and present materials to leadership teams for bi-weekly and seasonal hindsight selling meetings to help make data driven decisions based on current business trends. 
•    Develop and implement action plans to help optimally drive business forward through flow of information among cross functional teams.
•    Stay informed about industry trends, market developments, and competitor activities.
•    Analyze historical data and market intelligence to make informed demand forecasts.
•    Work closely with sales, marketing, and production teams to gather insights and align on demand planning strategies.
•    Cultivate effective communication and collaboration across different departments to achieve common goals.

What You'll Bring to the Table

•    Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Mathematics, or related field is required. Professional experience, beyond requirement, in a related field may substitute for a bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.
•    5-7 years of experience of planning experience (Demand/Merch/Assortment) in a multichannel setting is required. Strong preference for consumer goods, footwear, or fashion/apparel proven experience.
•    Strong and effective cross-functional interpersonal skills.
•    Experience adapting communication style for various audiences.
•    Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Demand and Assortment Planning experience is required.
•    SKU Count and productivity analysis
•    Must have extensive experience and fluency in Excel tools and functionality.
•    Experience with Power BI Reporting tools
•    Experience with topline Merchandise Financial Planning, Demand and Assortment Planning systemic solutions; ideally with o9 Solutions.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Sr. Demand Planner 

Salary or Pay Range: 100000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Denver