Position: Supply Planning Analyst
Hiring Manager: Manager, Supply Planning
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Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.
At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by five values:
We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We are inclusive. We are expressive and fun. And most of all, we are a family.
Vans is a subsidiary of VF, one of the worlds largest apparel and footwear companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.
Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individuals pursuit of growth to achieve future goals driven by our brand purpose.
Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through our inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate an environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.
By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.
Supply Planning Analyst: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
As an Analyst in Supply Planning, you will be part of an integrated team, taking part in a dynamic and rewarding execution process on a global scale. You will deliver results by determining capacity constrained supply requirements which support customer service, inventory and cost objectives. You will engage cross-functionally with partners here in US and around the world to ensure on time delivery. Working as a team, you will lead close of sales activities partnering cross functionally to facilitate execution. Data-based decision making is critical to this role, you will be analyzing inputs and reporting out analysis and recommendations as part of the monthly S&OP process. You will work independently, but maintain open dialog with stakeholders to ensure consistent and transparent communication across
the enterprise. You will have the opportunity to participate in manager sponsored projects of the highest complexity.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Develop capacity constrained supply requirements within a global network, to support customer service, inventory and cost objectives. Troubleshoot Supply misalignments and determine mitigation plans to ensure on-time performance across the planning horizon. Collaborate with sourcing, logistics, customer service and distribution on daily basis to ensure end-to-end supply chain performance and drive execution of key strategic initiatives. Accountable for monthly inventory forecasting, reconciliation, and accuracy of assigned product group, elevating critical risks and recommendation for mitigation. Collaborate cross-functionally on mitigation plans for raw materials and finished goods for seasonal items, ensuring overall inventory health. Quantitative analysis, reporting and development of data-based recommendations to influence decision making on daily basis. Lead close of sales activities of the highest complexity. Leverage inputs from global and regional partners, ensure data integrity of inputs and outputs, execute seasonal buys systematically, and implement process improvements. Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth. Additionally, you are inclusive and value differing points of view. Develop relationships across the enterprise, to ensure efficient communication, coordination, and transparency of supply related activities.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
⏵ A Bachelors degree in Economics, Quantitative Disciplines, Supply Chain or related field and a minimum of 3-5 years general experience in the Supply Chain field or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
⏵ Advanced Excel modeling skills, with experience building Access databases a plus.
⏵ SAP or equivalent ERP experience, within a planning or scheduling operation.
⏵ Excellent relationship building and communication (oral & written) skills.
⏵ Experience working within supply chain in the consumer goods industry.
⏵ Masters Degree Preferred
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
⏵ Travel by air and overnight, as required 10% amount of time.
⏵ Lifting and/or bending 20 lbs. amount of weight.