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Reference Code:  13348

Planning & Supply Chain Analyst - Temp

Shanghai, 31, CN

Fixed Term
  
  

Guided by the pioneering spirit since 1906, Montblanc revolutionized the culture of writing with breakthrough innovations.
Today, the Maison continues to push boundaries and evolve the expression of fine craftsmanship across each of its product categories: the pinnacle of luxury writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods, accessories, fragrances and eyewear.  
With every innovation, Montblanc offers new functionalities and groundbreaking designs imbued with the Maison’s heritage of sophistication and crafted to the highest standards through the skills of its artisans in each of its manufactures whether Hamburg, Germany for its writing instruments, the Swiss Jura in Le Locle and Villeret for its timepieces or Florence, Italy for its leather goods.  Reflecting its ongoing mission to create fine lifetime companions born from the most pioneering ideas, the iconic Montblanc Emblem has become the ultimate seal of performance, innovation, quality and expression of style. 
​With its origins deeply rooted in the culture of handwriting, Montblanc continues to assert its cultural commitment around the world with the creation of wide-ranging initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms, while honouring the modern day patrons who support the advancement of the arts.

Main Purpose:

 

The planning & supply chain analyst is responsible for forecasts, orders and allocates one segment of a category’s product to support the category strategy in managing the supply chain; supply chain strategy execution to ensure all activities aligned with required policies and compliance standard .

 

In addition, monitors the flow of inventory to achieve the inventory plans and to maximize channels and regions’ sales and profitability.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

 

Financial:

  • Works with retail, wholesale sales and ecommerce team partner to monitor overall inventory levels and sales to plan and forecast.
  • Partner with planning manager and merchandising team to monitor APO forecast monthly and make recommendation as appropriate. 
  • Identifies and evaluated any opportunity at ident level.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of sales and inventory analysis at the channels and category level.
  • Act as item data and system subject matter expert for assigned product categories; ensure data integrity through validation of information for consistency and accuracy.
  • Pricing management
  • Participate into regular business review meetings and provide constructive insight. 

 

Buying:

  • Ensures accurate and timely completion of orders at the channels and collections level.
  • Maintains buy plan and actual orders to manage forward buys in-line with inventory and sales targets.
  • Provides ongoing feedback and information to team members on sales results, competitive practices, and delivery issues with HQ and vendors, and other specific information which could impact the performance of the business.

 

Inventory Management:

  • Establishes and maintains intensive key item, key category, and key location focus.
  • Monitors and forecasts inventory levels at regions and location level.
  • Establishes and maintains assortment plan pipeline by determining order quantities and placing order with HQ / suppliers.
  • Buys merchandise for each channels / regions / locations based on model stock and trends to achieve optimal sales, profit and inventory performance.
  • Identifies slow and best sellers in inventory, and respond to maximize sales and minimize risks.
  • Facilitating the communication of quality issues to enhance product quality.
  • Monitor performance on new products and give on-going feedback to the team and HQ.

 

Supply Chain:

  • Ensures that product moves efficiently through the supply chain.
  • Partner with warehouse team to ensure the efficiency of stock movement progress as well as the proper condition of merchandise storage in warehouse.
  • Partner with marketing team on any assistance relating to logistic to support marketing event as well as merchandise sample review.

 

Projects:

  • Friends & Family sale coordination
  • Managing data validation
  • SAP application management
  • APO application management

 

Domestic Partner Relations:

  • Work closely with RCCL logistic, supply chain, customers service and compliance team to provide best in support to operation and ensure timely service whilst controlling cost and quality.
  • Ensures team results, relationships and processes are aligned with Richemont mission and values.
  • Ensures efficiency and effectiveness of all related work processes.

 

CORE COMPENTENCIES

•      Customer Focus

•      Excellent command of written and spoken English & Chinese 

•      Effective presentation and communication skills

•      Functional/Technical Skills

•      Negotiating

•      Supply Chain

•      Customer Service

•      Problem Solving

•      Drive for Results

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Degree holder in planning / buying / supply chain  or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience planning / buying / supply chain or related field