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Demand and Supply Planner (Dickies) - Temp 1 Year Contract



Stabio, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Dickies EMEA is looking for an exceptional Demand and Supply Planner to join our Planning team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Dickies has spent nearly a century crafting innovative workwear known for its performance, durability and comfort. Since 1922, Dickies continues its long legacy of designing quality workwear and work-inspired apparel at a price anyone can afford. What began as a humble denim bib overall company has grown into a worldwide force, weaving together cultural movements with a rigorous commitment to straightforward style and long-lasting ingenuity.

Let’s Talk about the Role

You, as Demand and Supply Planner, will be responsible for building sound and accurate buy forecast, planning purchases ensuring product availability, minimizing inventory exposure and to liaising with other departments to continuously support the business.

How You Will Make a Difference

Forecasting and Planning

  • Analyse sales history, sales/market input and current orderbook to build an accurate buy forecast.
  • Plan purchases based on forecast, current inventory levels, open purchase orders and production constraints.
  • Coordinate global deadlines and share buy information with global planning teams and all sourcing offices.
  • Partner with sales teams to maximise business opportunities.
  • Analyse shortage and excess inventory positions to order to guarantee maximum efficiency.
  • Manage the required system settings.


  • Liaise with sourcing office on general delivery problems, define shipments mode and negotiate extra costs.
  • Manage purchase orders from creation to receipt.
  • Coordinate product acquisition from vendors and monitor vendor performance.
  • Monitor and track sales orders coverage.

Reporting and Analysis

  • Conduct qualitative & quantitative analysis to highlight trends, opportunities, and performance relative to respective product collection.
  • Produce sales analysis and budget reports.
  • Order coverage and inventory level analysis.
  • Responsible to track buy plan accuracy for assigned production collection; perform seasonal root cause analysis to identify learnings and apply to future seasons.
  • Responsible for KPIs tracking and analysis in support of all needed corrective actions.

Skills for Success

  • At least 1 year of experience with Forecasting and Planning activities
  • Good communication skills in English (Italian is an asset)
  • Strong knowledge of Excel; experience in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and efficiency while respecting deadlines
  • Passion for working with numbers, analytical mindset.
  • Team player but also able to work independently

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package.

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do
  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together
  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization
  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives
  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands
  • Break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks

About VF

VF is a global apparel company connecting people to the lifestyles they cherish through our family of iconic brands. At the heart of our journey lies our purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!