Global Demand Planner

Supply Chain Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

More than a job – a chance to make a difference

Are you looking for a role that no one day will be the same, variety is the spice to life? Do you like rebuilding and fixing all at once, if this is you, then we need you in our Global Demand Team?

As a team we believe in having more than just a day job – we believe in adventures, every day. Our customers love icebreaker because they love having adventures in nature, wearing nature.

The Global Demand Planner is responsible for demand planning best practice across all pathways. They will ensure regional adherence to globally defined processes and champion the optimization of our global demand planning system and tools. Working with key stakeholders they define the planning calendar and ensure all forecasting deadlines are met.

You will be responsible for maintaining the globally aggregated view of demand, aligned to global targets, and lead the decision making process for culls and bump-ups to drive range efficiency and margin optimization. This position also performs analysis and key insights into the seasonal performance which will drive key decisions by the global teams. Sounds easy!!

Who you are?

  • A proven track record in a similar Demand Planning role, preferably working across wholesale, retail, and e-Commerce channels in a apparel or FMCG with high operational standards
  • A track record of working across multiple seasons and multiple territories simultaneously
  • A reputation for working effectively with cross functional teams, and influencing people who are not part of your immediate work group
  • Strong analytical skills (including the ability to diagnose trends/gaps/opportunities) while also having an interest in product and marketing
  • Strong leadership character: to coach markets on process
  • Exceptional customer focus and awareness of consumer needs
  • Knowledge and desire to be a strong partner with all of our channels to market
  • Commercial acumen - understands where to focus to “shift the dial” and measures

You’ll also be an Icebreaker who is:

  • Active and adventurous
  • A passionate high achiever – works hard and plays hard
  • Curious, with a global outlook and strong desire to continually learn & evolve
  • A Brand Ambassador who is drawn in by our story and inspired by the authenticity and uniqueness of our brand and our commitment to sustainability
  • A highly collaborative team player
  • We want a solution thinker, we need the answers from you!!

We are not a big corporate.  We care about our relationships with nature and each other. 

We are a fast moving, nimble business with limited resources – the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference and work hard and creatively to make that happen.  We are not perfect, we have heaps of work to do.  We like people who can think big and strategic and also get their hands dirty.

We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 5,000 stores across 50 countries. We are headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with regional offices in Vancouver, BC in Canada, Portland, OR in the United States and Munich in Germany. 

If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply below to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.

The recruitment of this position is being managed by Philippa Irvine, Talent Scout. For any queries, contact Philly directly on +64 21 564 691