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Demand Planner

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

We have an immediate opening in our EMEA HQ in Switzerland for a:

Demand Planner

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Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE) is a global designer, developer, and worldwide marketer of well recognized and widely trusted brands via 3 business segments : Health & Wellness that include brands such as Braun®, Vicks®, or Honeywell®; Home & Outdoor with the OXO® family of brands, Hydro Flask® or Osprey®; and Beauty with Hot Tools® or Revlon® for example.

About the role

The Demand Planner is responsible for the sales forecasting of an assigned region/product category in coordination with Sales and Marketing and the Demand Planning Manager. The role also provides support to Finance Planning & Analysis, mainly for budget preparation and quarterly revenue reforecast.

What you’ll do in the role

Demand Planning:

  • Build and maintain short, mid and long term product level forecasts.
  • Develop forecasts by analysing shipments, market trends, seasonality, promotions, customer sell-out and by collaborating with Sales (customers) and Marketing and integrating their input.
  • Challenge forecasts based on historical sales and market conditions. Review forecasts in the system (Demantra/Oracle) and work on forecast scenarios to improve the demand plan.
  • Validate statistical forecast generated by Demantra. Work on improving the quality of statistical forecast. Leverage demand planning models and demand sensing.
  • Run monthly Demand Reviews. Develop a strong relationship with Sales managers. Support S&OP (IBP) process by consolidating demand insights, discussing and reviewing forecasts with Sales in order to create a consensus plan. Accurately reflect agreed changes, follow up on action items.
  • Support supply and demand alignment by communicating demand changes vs previous planning cycle.
  • Continuously achieve demand planning improvement. Meet demand planning KPIs. Analyse demand plans vs actual performance and drive corrective actions, continuously improve forecast accuracy and bias. Present forecast accuracy for your area of responsibility.
  • Track demand plan evolution. Monitor plan vs target.
  • Take appropriate actions to execute the plan, by liaising with supply planning, customer service and be pro-active to meet sales and range targets.
  • Be responsible for product allocations.
  • Publish the demand plan. Prepare reports for Management and Sales Managers for monthly forecast freeze/lock in volume and value. Maintain 18 month rolling forecast.
  • Participate in the S&OP (IBP) process jointly with the Supply Planner and engage with internal functions to further develop it.
  • Develop tools, reports and provide analytical support.
  • Work with the Marketing Department in order to identify possible deletions or additions to range.
  • Get involved in product launches and product changes. Drive product changes and additions in the forecasting system.

Assist FP&A during AOP and budget updates:

  • Update sales projections in reporting systems: prepare input in Demantra for data transfer to Hyperion, validate data accuracy in Hyperion
  • Run reports and prepare summaries

What will help you do the job well

🗝 Essential:

  • University degree in Economics or equivalent & previous experience in a Demand Planning role
  • Computer literate (advanced xls & ppt knowledge a must)
  • Knowledge of Demand Planning techniques
  • Reporting skills
  • Excitement about joining a midsize yet growing company with fast-growing brands!

About you

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, driven and passionate individual with exceptional communication skills. You have the flexibility to work in a small yet fast-growing organization, possess strong analytical and detail-oriented thinking, can work with a good level of autonomy and foster relationships with cross functional teams.

About us

Many of our products rank as #1 brand in their category- we are proud to be market leaders. Behind all these achievements stand exceptionally talented and passionate associates. We are a dynamic mid-size multinational company that offers challenges and opportunities equal to your talents and abilities. Our 15+ locations elicit unique team cultures; our powerful brands are marketed in approximately 75 countries.

If you want to join us on this journey you can find out more on www.helenoftroy.com/emea. You can also find us on our career website https://careers.helenoftroy.com/home or on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What do we offer?

  • 💸 Competitive compensation package depending on experience and skills
  • 👂 Employee assistance counselling line
  • 🎁 Employee discounts on all our EMEA products
  • 💪 Lunch and Learns, a super motivated Learning & Development team delivering hard and soft skills training to challenge yourself and full access to a learning platform, where you can choose over thousands of courses to satisfy your hunger for knowledge.
  • 🏝 Company closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • 📈 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 👌 The chance to work in an international, diverse, and inclusive environment!

Sound like a perfect fit?

If you’re seeking an exciting professional position in a dynamic international environment and be empowered to inspire fresh ideas, then Helen of Troy wants to get to know you!

Next Steps: We will ask you to complete a quick survey as we would love to get to know you by learning more about your experience and skills. If your application is selected, we will reach out to you ASAP for a first informal introductory call.



Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.