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Demand Planner - Electronic Arts - Genf, GE | smartMILE

Demand Planner – Electronic Arts – Genf, GE

We are EA
We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead:
Demand Planning Management
Reporting to the Senior Director of Global Demand Planning, you will be the international focal point owner, responsible for maximising revenue and profitability for several franchises across their life cycle through the region of the IPO (International Publishing Organisation).
For the franchises you oversee, you will manage (with the Local Demand Planners and your APO (Asia) counterparts) quality forecasts, pre-order programs, pre-awareness metrics, life cycle management, and insights on the effectiveness of important business levers.
Project Management
You will also be the owner for the different projects affecting the systems/tools used by IPO Planners (Central IPO Demand Planning Team and IPO Local Demand Planners). You will represent the IPO Demand Planning Team in the projects related to the systems (Demantra, VeraCruz, Vision) used by IPO Planners. You will coordinate projects delivery with the important demand planning calendar/deadlines and propose any adjustments that would improve the systems usage.
Demand Planning Responsibilities
Oversee the International Demand Planning for specific franchises:
You will assess the demand for our titles from Title Plan up to the deactivation of the products and build the International Demand Plans/Forecasts for specific franchises using market trends, product specifics, and retailer behaviours together with comparable genres and consumer data to predict sales of each title by platform.

Long-term forecasting:
You will oversee the International Demand Plans/Forecasts and collaborate with the Studios and Localization Teams to decide on localization languages

Short-term forecasting:
You will build demand plans at country level (from IPO Demand Plan) for discussion with the Local Demand Planners and coordinate local forecasting processes to aggregate to an International Demand Forecast, including pre-order forecast. You will assess the true demand for Supply and Server Capacity setup and the Risk&Ops vs Financial Estimates, and measure titles performances (pricing, marketing, competition, market) and undertake mitigating/correction actions.
Skills Required
Experience in Demand Planning, Marketing Analytics, Business Analysis, FP&A, preferably in the videogame industry or in an FMCG industry.
Excel skills (can write advanced macros); SQL knowledge is a plus
Business Intelligence software skills, especially Demantra and Tableau
Data analysis
Fluent English skills (written and oral)
Team-working attitude with the different departments
Structured approach; ability to build processes and work with them
Understand the operational chain and the development cycle and the financial impacts attached to it
Quick to react to market changes/news
Comfortable challenging current processes after having gone through them/mastering them
Play Games! Understanding our products, markets and customers (EAs and Competition titles) through hands-on experience.
Please note that the nature of our business may require that certain aspects of this job description may be subject to modification and change during your period of employment.
What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
Great compensation package and annual bonus scheme
Game and digital download credit
Pension scheme and stock plans
Travel subsidies
Semi-private medical, dental and life insurance
22 days of annual leave
Excellent location in Central Geneva, 10 minutes from the train station
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