Demand Planning Sr. Analyst

Function:  Supply Chain


Work Arrangement:  Hybrid


Position Title: Sr. Analyst, Demand Planning

Location: Calabasas, CA (Hybrid)

Reports to: Seta Esef, Sr. Manager, Demand Planning

Scope / Brands:  OPI



Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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Demand Planning is one function in Operations Management.  A Demand Planner analyses historical sales trends and integrates commercial market activities gathered from Marketing and Sales Teams to accurately predict future customer demand for a product or service.  An accurate Demand Forecast enables the efficient procurement, production, and delivery of a basket of products to the right customer at the right time.  As such, it is a critical position, with significant commercial and business implications.

The Demand Planning, Sr Analyst OPI is a highly visible role that will require strong analytical skills combined with business acumen and ability to effectively work with cross-functional partners to forecast a diverse and exciting portfolio of items.




  • Volume Forecast:
    • Maintain an accurate bottom-up 18-month rolling forecast for several sub-brands within OPI at the SKU-Channel-DC Level
    • Validate the system statistical forecast using methodology such as forecast reasonability, historical trends, and consumption modeling.
    • Analyze and validate information gathered from Sales and Marketing teams and execute value-added modifications only to system forecast
    • Maintain the system volumes in line with business targets

•          Weekly demand control: assess in-month shipments and make forecast changes to help production and logistics planning.

  • Maintain and Execute accurate PIPO(Phase In & Phase Out) actions
  • Initiative (New Product) Planning
    • Gather and assess scope and volume on future initiatives
    • Validate final forecast for own Market/Category and be the gatekeeper of proposed forecast changes to avoid non-value added modifications.

•          Represent demand planning in Step 1&2 of Brand SOP meetings to help deliver consensus management of the sales and operation plan

•          Collaborate with Supply Planning/Production contacts – communicate significant forecast changes and what-if projections in line with operating strategy; review latest supply situation; and manage resulting forecast updates.



  • 2+ years of Demand, Supply, or Inventory Planning experience
  • 2+ years working with multifunctional teams in CPG or retail environment.
  • Solid technical experience using a planning software like SAP, JDA, Logility, Anaplan or similar
  • 4-year degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, or Business Management
  • Ability to adapt to changing environment and quickly learn new processes
  • Strong analytical ability with special attention to detail



  • Intermediate Excel skills- can quickly analyze and communicate actionable results using charts, tables, and graphs.  Experience in pivots, look-ups, and mathematical formulas. 
  • Decisive, independent thinker who can identify unique solutions and execute
  • Ability to multitask and quickly resolve issues     
  • Curious with an owner’s mindset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills



  • Experience in high sku count business
  • Experience collaborating vertically and horizontally
  • Power Point, Power BI,
  • Beauty Industry experience a plus


We disclose the compensation range for positions in compliance with local law. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Wella Company's total rewards package for employees. Pay Range: $75,000-$85,000 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonus plan or variable pay, depending on the role. In addition, Wella Company provides a rich variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). 



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