LVJ/ Shoes Sales Planner

Tokyo, Japan
20 September 2022
Permanent Job

Position

MISSION STATEMENT

The role of Shoes Sales Planner is to drive our Shoes business by planning our future sales.

  • Sales Forecast
  • Best Estimate
  • Buying Session Support
  • Weekly Supply Chain reporting

REPORTING STRUCTURE

  • Sales planning Manager

INTERNAL WORKING RELATIONS

  • Stores & Retail
  • Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Local Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation
  • Central Supply Chain
  • Singapore Supply Chain

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Warehousing Partners (Kintetsu, Kuehne&Nagel)

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shoes Sales Forecast
    • Review periodically the Sales Forecast for Shoes items, in collaboration with Central Sales Planning team. Sales Forecast is done at MMC level, for the coming 18 months on Carry Over and at Collection level on Seasonal.
    • Review new product performance to revise sales forecast quickly after launch

  • Best Estimate for all categories
    • Lead and organize monthly Best Estimate process on this category with other departments.

  • Seasonal Products Sell through optimization
    • Follow-up on Buying quantity before launch if required and after launch in line with first sales signals
    • Implement with Merchandising and retails necessary actions to improve the Sell through (VM, Commercial push, rebalancing between stores)

  • Buying Session Support
    • Support the Merchandising team during the Buying Sessions for Shoes and RTW
    • In Paris, during 2 weeks, 2 times per year or 1 week, 4 times per year
    • Monitor global landings to secure the supply and growth targets by categories
    • Analyze the quantity bought at sku level, following strategy and benchmarks defined by Merchandising
    • Support the Sizing and Set up, following strategy and benchmarks defined by Merchandising

  • Reporting
    • PIC presentation once a month

Profile

Key Requirements

Education : University graduate with Bachelor’s degree minimum

Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain in retail business, preferably in the Luxury business

Language:  Business fluency in English. Japanese also recommended but not a must

Age:  late 20’s and above

COMPETENCIES

  • Good manner and skill in serving customers (Stores)
  • Good knowledge of the LV products and business
  • Computer literacy in business systems
  • Good knowledge of PC (Excel/Access/Power BI/preferably with SAP experience)
  • Good understanding toward LV systems (NOVA/iForecasts, etc.) or ability to learn new systems quickly if possible
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to have good communication with related departments, team player
  • Ability to work both in the details, and on the global picture
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain & work with highly positive mentality & motivation

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Other positions in Supply Chain or Logistics, in Japan or Paris.
Reference: LVM18173