Assistant Manager, In-Store Forecast Planning

Assistant Manager, In-Store Forecast Planning
New York - United States


Assistant Manager, In-Store Forecast Planning


Director, In-Store Planning and Execution


New York








Core Description:

The Assistant Manager, In-Store Forecast Planning is responsible for leading and coordinating resource planning of all permanent fixture requirements for Coty Consumer Beauty US, establishing and maintaining time and cost allocations for all wall fixtures and labor execution of same, in order to ensure availability of in store sales platform to drive Coty sales.   


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect, validate, verify, update, and distribute all fixture forecast requirements.  Interpret all big picture requirements to finished goods sku level and distribute to Fixture Planning for inventory planning and production. 
  • Maintain accurate and actionable forecast in order to facilitate achievement of team goal of 100% on time and complete fill rate. 
  • Provide overall fixture process direction to field sales on both corporate and retailer specific terms.   
  • Provide planning tools and guidance to all field sales members seasonally. 
  • Communicate all necessary planning information to field sales and provide assistance where needed.
  • Initiate training with all new members of field sales as it relates to fixtures.  
  • Establish and maintain seasonal Fixture Requirement Schedule to be used as a production map and to track milestone dates by individual requirement.  Using timing provided by field sales, map all seasonal update and conversion kit requirements, as well as new and remodel door kit requirements.  
  • Partner with Visual Merchandising team to track progress of planogram / bill of material milestone dates and to communicate any delays or issues that may affect milestone date achievement and possible jeopardize on-time production.
  • Conduct weekly Fixture Requirement Schedule status meetings with all internal stakeholders to ensure all milestone deliverables are completed on time.
  • Continually identify cost savings opportunities through analysis of budget and process.  Collaborate with internal partners (Purchasing, Planning & Logistics) in order to implement change and realize savings.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis for spend trending.




Application Pre-Requisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years prior experience, in consumer package goods environment preferred
  • Exceptional financial budgeting skills
  • Strong computer skills, including extensive experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Power Point, Access, and Excel
  • Experience interacting with 3rd party vendors               



Special skills required:

  • Demonstrates effective communication and negotiation skills to solve problems and gain agreement with and inform others, while targeting long-term objectives
  • Uses facts and data analysis to identify good options and make good decisions
  • Can learn and effectively apply consumer industry and cross-category knowledge and expertise upon acquisition
  • Serves as liaison between customer, team counterparts and internal support team members to foster a culture of growth and collaboration
  • Ability to use data and analytics to both drive company strategy and execute strategic objectives of brand groups
  • Ability to present and influence effectively to management within the organization