Head of Demand Planning

Date posted:
Company: On
Location: Zürich (ZH), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

At a Glance:

We are looking for an inspiring leader to shape the next generation of Demand Planning at On. The role will suit a well experienced supply chain professional who can bring and build the best practices in with their business acumen and leadership skills. 

The role is for someone with a big passion for demand planning, hands on approach to problem solving, high level leadership and vision on how to develop the strategy for the fast growing brand.If you enjoy developing the team collaborating with various internal stakeholders and solving challenges in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!

Your Team:

As a global Supply Chain team, we work closely to convert innovative product designs into commercialised products and deliver exceptional quality to our customers. We are focused, data-driven but also action-oriented. We build and follow processes, but we also continuously challenge the status quo and “industry standards”. We work closely with internal stakeholders to understand and balance our current supply and demand, and support our business’ global growth.

Your Mission:

  • To lead the existing regional demand team 

  • To develop and prepare demand forecasts at multiple levels of aggregation as part of a demand planning function 

  • To support annual & seasonal business planning/monthly rolling forecasting process by driving volume and value forecasting  

  • To review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results. 

  • To coordinate cross-functional and regional input to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.  

  • Regular reporting to Senior and Executive management of the demand plan and KPIs.  Interact with sales, marketing, and finance to understand demand forecast drivers. 

  • To utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with sales, marketing, finance to ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.  

  • To provide input to the Supply Planning in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs 

  • To coordinate and communicate customer action plans with Sales & Operation, and  Supply Planning teams

  • To constantly engage with stakeholders to ensure alignment in lead times, inventory days, liquidation plans and inventory aging

Your Story:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of demand planning philosophies, processes, ERP, latest tools, and proven record of success 

  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures.  

  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge  

  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills with a strategic ability  

  • Strong mindset for meeting or exceeding expectations and able to demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality  

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, you feel comfortable to lead internal and external teams and stakeholders on all levels and from different cultural backgrounds to drive decision makings around new and complex topics

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy 

  • Coding skill (SQL or Python) is a plus

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!



On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.