Vista Outdoor Demand Planner - Bell + Giro in Scotts Valley, California

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications


The Demand Planner will create and communicate unit-forecasting. Apply business, technical, and analytical expertise, while utilizing Logility software to efficiently estimate demand for assigned products. Collaborate with buying, product/trade marketing, and sales to finalize the demand signals (Events, sku forecast, customer data feeds) Facilitate financial planning sales plans utilizing software with collaboration from brand and sales. . Advise the group in support of business objectives, by providing a fact-based perspective on trends, opportunities, risks and product performance. In addition, the position will require research, monitoring, and communication between multiple departments ranging from finance, product marketing, trade marketing, sourcing, inventory management and sales management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Utilize software to generate statistical unit demand forecasting for customer/sku level

  • Collaborate input from internal consensus participants (brand-marketing/sales)

  • Manage sku level forecasting by customer-location

  • Utilize software to establish inventory policies for assigned sku’s.

  • Responsible for achieving on-hand inventory goals through parameter settings and push/pull of inventory replenishment

  • Product life cycle management (beginning of life-end of life planning)

  • Manage product flow by month

  • Plan exit strategies and transition plan for excess inventory

  • Analyze and consolidate large volumes of data (shipments, point of sales, inventory, market share, promotional activity), develop a fact-based point of view, and communicate to management via presentations and reports.

  • Facilitate monthly inventory/replenishment reviews with buying staff to communicate trends and assumptions. Assimilate information from collaborative input and provide recommendations for adjustments.

  • Facilitate monthly/seasonal review of inventory policy and goals with Buying/Sourcing/Finance to develop corporate plans to support capacity plans.

  • Develop and maintain weekly sku level demand signals (promotions, customer forecasts) for new, active, discontinued products by utilizing statistical forecasting models, incorporating customer-supplied data, market intelligence or applying other techniques to define best methods to forecast customer demand.

  • Identify key opportunities and obstacles inherent to the forecasting process. Assist management in continuous improvement of the process.

  • Support long range factory capacity planning processes by maintaining unit forecasts for 12-18 future months in software

  • Responsible for End of Life sku planning- utilizing Life Cycle Planning and communication to liquidate and achieve set budget targets.

  • Assists with customer interaction to provide business overviews and supply-sales opportunities

  • Collaborate with Product Marketing and Sales Teams to gain outside market data

  • Build and communicate via reporting on inventory stock position issues, initiative tracking, end of season, and additional reporting as necessary

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Problem solver

  • Ability to articulate assumptions, methods, and results to peers and management, and to influence decision making

  • Strong math, analytical and conceptual skills

  • Strong computer skills-database and spreadsheet tools

  • Detail oriented and organized

  • Strong Effective Oral and Written Communication, with the ability to lead and facilitate consensus meetings

  • Assertive

  • Strong time management and organizational skills

  • Understands supply chain management practices (product development, sourcing, purchasing, decoration)

  • Accuracy and thoroughness

  • Ability to quickly learn, remain flexible and work in a rapidly changing environment


  • Bachelor degree required

  • Three-five years experience related to forecasting, business planning and/or product development or retail management experience desired.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Forecasting, database and reporting tools general purpose knowledge recommended.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

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