Manager, Procurement Planning
- Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.
- United States
- 0 year(s)
- Not Available
Manager, Procurement Planning
The focus of this position is to lead several areas of Pearl Izumi’s supply chain, including but not exclusive to forecasting, master planning, vendor management and overall product delivery. In the larger scope for Pearl Izumi this position will balance the requirements of maintaining; product service levels while simultaneously balancing the company’s investment in inventory.
The Manager of Procurement Planning is also responsible for managing areas of the planning processes, assisting vendors on capacity and priority control. This position will also provide leadership and support in a Management role to Forecast/Planners on the team.
5+ Years in Demand Planning, Production Planning or Purchasing
3-5 Years Management Experience
Apparel and footwear industry experience preferred
High level domain skill and experience with operations planning, product forecasting, master planning, and vendor management
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; including ability to think and plan strategically related to supply chain execution
Strong business acumen, with excellent process and problem solving skills, and experience collaborating at all levels of an organization
Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple sources of data and prioritize issues towards a singular goal
Ability to manage multiple categories, seasons, and conflicting objectives (service vs. inventory management)
Strong leadership to guide Forecasting/Planning team in areas of planning and procurement
Proven experience and understanding of factory production techniques, operations, and processes, including tracking purchase orders, balancing factories, and general delivery requirements
Understanding of purchasing rules, regulations, methods, forms, purchase orders and accounts payable processes preferred
Excellent organizational, prioritizing, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills with a strong sense of urgency
Self-starter and possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Willing to accept change, manage priorities, and provide the necessary and timely commitments to ensure company success
Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners
Analytical, detail oriented, accurate, timely with heavy attention to detail
Proactive in identifying issues and implementing solutions
Team/collaboration based approach to decision making
Coordinate and maintain seasonal forecast targets for multiple product families and factories, for multiple distribution points
Responsible for coordinating and achieving the overall Planning and Procurement Calendar timelines, including monthly cycle, new season setup and coordination with Product, Sales and Finance
Support Forecasting/Planning team to achieve company service and inventory levels goals
Provide continuous evaluation of business requirements to drive the development and implementation of solutions for automation, standardization and improvement of processes, reporting, analysis, metrics and tools
Balance requirements of various departments from a product visibility and delivery viewpoint; includes planning updates, availability reports, PMI support, sales program support, future inventory projection
Actively participate in the development of the direct reports and provide guidance towards a career path
Support implementation of information systems
Manage projects on initiatives related to ongoing company growth
Provide input to various fiscal reports
Coordinate activities of others throughout the company to ensure balance of inventory and delivery
Act as a positive and energetic agent of change and improvement, working to elevate the supply chain acumen of the entire organization
Key Organizational Competencies:
A+ Service Focus – Focuses one’s efforts on discovering, meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Develops and grows a relationship for future business and ultimately facilitate the customer decision-making process.
Drive For Results – Accurately assesses critical issues and concentrates work efforts on them to produce valued results.
Collaborative – Interacts with others in a constructive, positive and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or coworkers in achieving goals and completing assignments.
Adaptable – Effectively handles changing environments within the organization; maintaining effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities across different cultural settings, or during times of great adversity.
Aptitude/Business Acumen – Assimilates, synthesizes, interprets, and communicates significant business and economic information and impacts.
Authenticity/Innovation – Identifies key trends opportunities, and organizational capabilities that would bring competitive advantage to the organization. Sees trends before others and integrates concepts in a unique way.
Problem Solving – Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately and has broad Displays the ability to openly receive feedback and criticism in a positive manner. Learns from mistakes and asks for others insight in times of need, rather than turning defensive. Effective in using active listening skills when engaging in conversation.
Open/Receptive – Energizes people around specific organizational initiatives, goals and visions. Ensures others hear, understand and accept a common organizational vision by guiding, translating and influencing what the vision means for everyone involved.
Reliable – Maintains personal productivity and effectiveness in the midst of change, ambiguity, or stress.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job. The successful candidate will be expected to perform all functions from administrative processing to leading change initiatives.