Senior Manager, Supply Planning

Posted Date: Aug-22-2017

Job ID: 8295

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Product Design/Development

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

Reporting to the Director of Supply Operations, the Senior Manager Supply Planning contributes to REI’s success by optimizing the performance of the supply network through forecasting, capacity management, finished goods planning, and order management.  Successful leadership requires the ability to establish a robust supply planning function leveraging product lifecycles, market opportunities, and demand to develop relevant supply models and strategies that unlock the benefits of being a vertical retailer. 

Forecasting and Supply Planning
Evolve the supply planning function by building leading processes, systems, and tools while supporting the business in parallel. 
Lead a team responsible for optimizing the supply chain considering customer requirements, supplier capabilities, and in response to demand.
Collaborate across functions to solve planning related issues, identify, and mitigate any potential delivery issues.
Develop relationships with demand planning in order to understand demand changes, outlining possible consequences, and seeking to improve the quality of the forecasts.  
Partner with Merchandising Planning to establish a buy process and cadence to proactively control inventory flow and product availability.
Drive supply scenarios which leverage the advantages of a vertical retailer to support changing market conditions.  Optimize capacity and order flow, reduce inventory exposure, increase full price sales and minimize missed opportunities through speed, responsiveness, and cost optimization. 
Champion and incorporate new processes such as Integrated Business Planning or Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) to tighten cross functional awareness and alignment of progress against the business objectives and strategy.
Production Management
Lead team to develop purchasing plans that best support sales strategies and inventory targets.
Work in coordination with Sourcing to resolve purchase order problems to optimize on-time delivery.
Manage material risk and liabilities to reduce overall impact to business.

Bring your passion and expertise

10+ years’ related experience, preferably within apparel, footwear and gear industries.
10+ years’ experience leading a diverse team with proven leadership and talent development experience.  Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, drive and inspire high-performing teams and develop talent for tomorrow
Comfortable and experienced in driving change and working with ambiguity and a large degree of independence.
Proven capability of operating with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Ability to challenge the status quo - always looking at improving product and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details.
Experience in leading and designing business processes such as S&OP or Integrated Business Planning is preferred.  
Strong project management skills with proven experience in successfully driving major changes in processes/systems.  
Interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
Strong experience working with a leading supply planning solution such as JDA, i2, SAP, Manugistics, Logility.  Hands-on implementation experience a plus.

Why you'll love it here

We are a team of creative, passionate people who love the outdoors. We bring our love of the outdoors into our daily work to create amazing products and brand experiences exclusively for REI’s customers.

We’re passionate about delivering compelling, meaningful products in the market. Whether it’s heading out for a weekend of backpacking, a long bike ride or just a walk in the rain. We are guided by our values of authenticity, quality, services, respect, integrity and balance. By joining the REI Private Brands team, you have the opportunity to make a difference, be challenged to create excellence and enrich our creative community.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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