Sales & Operations Planning Analyst
lululemon
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5d ago

Sales & Operations Planning Analyst

who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice.

We are proud to be a growing global company with locations across North America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and Asia.

We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

about this team

Global Sales & Operations Planning helps lululemon thrive by designing systems, structures, and processes that drive efficiency and cohesiveness.

Driven by a desire to create more just and equal organizations and teams, we most often work behind the scenes to create internal structures that keep things running smoothly.

We shine when teams and organizations can maximize efficiency and quality using our systems, structures, and processes. Our work feels most meaningful when we level the playing field for everyone in teams and organizations.

key responsibilities and duties

The Sales & Operations Planning Analyst manages cross-functional processes with a focus on in-season execution between Product (MP&A) and DCs.

Working in a collaborative environment, this operations-focused role gets into the details and plays a critical role ensuring product flows efficiently between DCs, stores, and third-

party vendors. Managing multiple priorities and project timelines, the S&OP Analyst ensure deadlines are met and demonstrates critical thinking to guide strategic initiatives successfully through execution.

  • Partner with stakeholders to coordinate projects and key initiatives with a focus on Product inventory and DC impacts, while maintaining a consistency of practice across DCs
  • Facilitate and participate in varied cross-functional discussions, providing a shared Product & DC perspective with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Manage processes and support business requests including but not limited to : outbound forecasting, PO prioritization, DC-
  • DC transfers, product rework / VAS, DC inventory rebalancing, product customization, store-to-DC pullbacks

  • Create tools and processes to aid in inventory optimization and cost efficiency
  • Refine and maintain daily forecast models to support in-season replenishment needs
  • Manage Planning & Allocations transfer calendar
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analytics
  • qualifications :

  • 2+ years retail experience in a related function (retail inventory, supply chain, planning)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain / logistics, or related field in analytics
  • Proven track record identifying and communicating business insights to cross functional partners and management
  • Able to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Skilled knowledge of analytical tools and BI reporting (i.e. Excel, Access, data cubes), quick to learn new systems / applications
  • must haves

  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working
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