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Sr. Manager, Demand Planning

Apply Now Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045; job id: R0000347230
job family: Merchandise Planning
schedule: Full time

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $106 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target’s resources and partnerships worldwide, merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1900 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

As a Sr. Manager in Demand Planning, you will lead, coach and develop the team to oversee the process of forecasting & planning guest demand for Target’s businesses. Demand planning will play a pivotal role in implementing Integrated Business Planning capability for Target to maximize sales and maintain inventory health. This role will be an essential link between financial planning and inventory teams to operationalize guest demand.

Your core responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Leading a team of demand planners in service of building demand planning capability at TII
  • Ensure accurate forecasts of guest demand for assigned categories driven by our in-house ML based forecasting engine and market intelligence.
  • Collaborate with Merch planners and reconcile bottom’s up forecast with category financial plans
  • Collaborate with Inventory teams to operationalize finalized demand plans for accurate purchasing and positioning
  • Review forecast accuracy with the team and execute actions to improve accuracy on an on-going basis
  • Collaborate with Data sciences to identify and improve machine learning algorithms to generate accurate forecasts
  • Communicate findings and learnings with Planning stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Participate in global forums and represent demand planning to drive organizational initiatives

Reporting/Working Relationship

  • Reports to Director, Planning
  • Works closely with all MPLS Planning Leaders (VP, Sr. Divisionals/ Divisionals, Global capability team & Data Sciences)

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 – 12 years of total experience in Demand planning with a minimum 5 years of people leadership experience
  • Expertise in descriptive and predictive analytics with a good understanding of latest demand forecasting techniques and best practices
  • High level of resiliency, personal accountability, collaboration and comfort with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution and managing multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and translate strategy to action and adjust strategy based on changing circumstances 
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving
  • Demonstrated experience in working across geographies to build capabilities offshore
  • Strong understanding of retail business with end to end understanding of supply chain planning

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