Head – Planning

Bangalore, IN

Job Description / Skills Required

Livspace is Asia’s largest and fastest-growing omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform. Using its proprietary technology, Livspace provides a one-stop renovation solution for homeowners—from design to managed last mile fulfillment for all rooms in a home. The platform has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together designers, brands, manufacturers, and contractors to enable an eCommerce-like trusted, and predictable experience.
 
The company launched operations in Bengaluru, India in 2015. Since its inception, Livspace has organized a fragmented industry, bringing together a curated community of designers, brands, manufacturers and contractors. This has resulted in an e-commerce-like trusted and predictable experience for the homeowners. Livspace boasts of a community of 50000+ satisfied customers and over 2000 interior designers.
 
The company is already the largest employer of interior designers in the country. Livspace currently serves Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia as well as 30 metro and non-metro areas in India including – Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Surat, Coimbatore, Mysore, Mangalore, Vizag, Vijayawada.
 
Livspace has showcased phenomenal growth since its launch, having delivered over 125,000 rooms and selling over 7.5 million SKUs through its platform. The company also delivered 50,000 homes across all our serviceable locations.
The founders – Anuj Srivastava and Ramakant Sharma are former Google and Myntra executives respectively, who are seasoned entrepreneurs and successful angel investors. Livspace’s leadership team combines world-class talent and entrepreneurial experience gathered at some of the best companies in the world.
 
Livspace has raised around USD 450 million in capital from some of the top global investors including KKR, Ingka Group Investments (part of largest IKEA retailer Ingka Group), TPG Growth, Goldman Sachs, Kharis Capital, Venturi Partners, FFP (Peugeot Group’s Holding Company), EDBI, Bessemer Venture Partners, Jungle Ventures, Helion Ventures and UC-RNT. For more information, please visit: https://www.livspace.com/
JOB DESCRIPTION
Livspace is building a D2C brand for Home Fashion. It’s going to be India’s top D2C Brand focussing on Furniture, Barware, Lightinings, Kitchenware, Home Decor etc.
In this role, the incumbent will drive efficient use of Livspace's working capital through effective inventory management and by ensuring that Sales targets are achieved through efficient forecasting, purchasing and inventory management .You will accomplish this by applying data driven decisions, leading continuous process improvements, driving system and process automation with key internal teams, and maintaining a deep knowledge of the product line and its customers.
The indicative broad responsibilities are as under:
Demand Forecasting
  • Work out category and channel level monthly, seasonal and yearly stock requirement based on the company’s financial targets and accordingly plan Purchasing , inventory lifecycle by continuously working on rolling forecasts thus       creating a base for informed decisions.
Demand / Order Planning
  • Work out order placement timelines based on actual sales, sales forecast, inventory checks
  • Support effective vendor management and supply chain planning through accurate rolling forecast
Supply Planning
  • Work closely with the category teams to ensure the purchasing plan is aligned with the sales plan
Inventory
  • Will be responsible for improvements to inventory management processes over time to ensure inventory optimization against demand and sales plan, build carryforward or exit strategy
  • Periodic review of target achievement against plan by channel and corrective actions within the season to maximize inventory efficiency and drive sales plan
5. Budgeting
  • Support Budgeting and forecasting process by forecasting DOH & inventory and providing month wise & category wise split to finance
JOB REQUIREMENT
  • Minimum 7-8 years experience in top consulting firms or in a similar Planning profile
  • MBA from IIM, B.Tech From IIT/NIT/BITS
  • Relevant experience in Planning
  • Possess Strong Data Extraction and Analytical skills
  • Should be able to drive Tactical and Strategy initiatives in parallel
  • Should be able to lead and influence both internal and external teams in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills