Demand Planning Analyst

Portland, OR
52 Limited is a digital staffing agency with an industry-leading focus on the creative + technology space. We exclusively place tech and creative talent in direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract roles with our clients in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Develop effective forecast models based on historical shipping patterns, established studio KPI’s and seasonal image delivery deadlines
* Manage end to end product image creation demand planning process
* Preseason forecasting, line plan management, production workflow, product delivery, and post-season recapping
* Partner cross-functionally with studio teams to oversee special projects
* Coordinate photo production process through cross-collaboration with Inbound/Outbound, Photography, and Post Production teams
* Maintain and enhance weekly, monthly, quarterly & yearly productivity reports to key stakeholders
* Use IT systems to evaluate performance, coordinate and plan production for product photography
* Track product throughout all stages of the photo production process using inventory and asset management systems
* Extract, compile and deliver data for reporting purposes
* Manage data from multiple data sources for planning tools, and reporting needs
* Develop and document Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to reduce training time, improve comprehension, and ensure compliance
* Proactively identify, communicate, and solve any issues that arise throughout the production process
* Drive process improvements to develop metrics and best practices to measure success
* Propose and implement solutions to improve demand forecast accuracy and reporting solutions
* Develop strong working relationships with management and cross-functional teams
* Process focused with an eye on continuous improvement opportunities with Photo Studio and Brand Marketing Product Management
* Leverage Excel, Tableau, internal and other software to make informed business decisions 
* Participate and drive for a culture of continuous improvement
* Work with and within several photo and brand production workflows
* Train peers as needed on systems and processes to assist with seasonal production
* Successfully manage multiple priorities against business goals
* Other duties and projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

* Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain or related field
* 1-3+ years working experience in Demand planning and analytics for high-volume e-commerce or retail environment
* Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills required­­­­­­­­­­ with macros and formula experience 
* Intermediate skillset with Tableau Prep Builder and Desktop 
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word 
* Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge
* Previous experience with project management in a production capacity is a plus
* Strong collaborative skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of people
* Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations
* Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
* Self-motivated, results-oriented and well organized
* Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism
* Outstanding interpersonal skills: must display patience, humor, and helpfulness at all times
* Must be curious, fun, and calm under pressure
* Ability to anticipate, identify and elevate risks and issues and to head them off proactively
* Able to successfully manage multiple priorities against business goals