daa- Dublin

  • Demand Planner

    Job Locations IE-Global
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(03/08/2018 10:31)
    Number of Openings
  • Overview


    Aer Rianta International (ARI)

    ARI is a wholly owned subsidiary of daa plc. ARI is one of the largest and most significant players in the global travel retail industry. We own and manage duty free and duty paid retail outlets in Europe, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. From pioneering beginnings when we opened the world’s first duty free shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, we now employ over 3,000 people worldwide and manage a turnover in excess of $1 billion.



    ARI Planning Function

    The Planning function was introduced into ARI one year ago to determine and implement the best ways of managing inventory levels within the business globally to maximise sales, profit and return on investment on our stocks. The Planning function is a specialised, high profile, performance focussed team that works with ARI business units across the globe to provide timely, optimum and precise levels of stock, whilst rigorously managing aged inventory.



    This role

    This permanent demand planning role sits as part of a team of five reporting directly to the Head of Global Planning & Forecasting (all based in ARI’s head office in Grattan House, Dublin 17) In this role you will work to deliver optimum stock levels in ARI business units to meet forecasted demand and minimise excess stock holdings and aged stock. You will support the Category team in planning and forecasting demand at brand and vendor level and constantly strive to achieve and lead best practice in demand planning and forecasting.


    The role would suit someone with at least 2 years’ experience working in a retail planning or commercial planning type role within another large organisation. In order to succeed in this role, you must be literate in retail merchandise stock control KPI’s such as WSSI, budget planning, line forecasts and terminal stock management.




    • 2-3 years forecasting and demand planning experience
    • Strong knowledge of IT system and programs to support planning and forecasting function.
    • Excellent communication and Presentation skills.
    • Strong commercial acumen.
    • Excellent project management, analytical and financial skills.




    • Manage stock levels for each business unit as per ARI financial metrics
    • Responsible for demand planning and stock forecasting (Annual/bi Annual/Quarterly) with category team to ensure optimal stock levels to meet financial and budgetary requirements.
    • Build annual stock plans to support category budgets through the Buying team
    • Manages and reviews forecast model to ensure;
      • Accuracy of order data
      • Delisting product process
      • Range Management
      • New Product introductions
    • Responsible for aged stock levels in business
    • Support IT/BI development needs to supply planning function
    • Work closely with buying team to manage new product introduction and deletions
    • Manage the sell through plan at product and vendor level with buyer and recommends actions
    • Manage and report on stock levels versus brand targets set by buying team
    • Make recommendations to the buying team to address any overstock or understocks
    • Agree with buying team brand sales plan and targets and OTB’s
    • Review where necessary auto forecasts versus plan prior to order placement
    • Report on performance and utilisation of forecast accuracy
    • Support category team on supplier performance and JBP’s
    • Primary point of contact for category team on inventory issues



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