Buyer/Planner Department:Supply Chain Location: Louisville, CO (HQ) Introduction to careers at PEARL iZUMi: At PEARL iZUMi, we all play an integral role in our mission to “Unlock the Power of Inspiration and Impact” in a supportive, fast-paced and productive work environment. This is why we exist, and all team members contribute in tangible and sometimes profound ways. If you see value in “unlocking” this potential, then PEARL iZUMi could be the place for you. We are looking for passionate like-minded people who are fueled by an innate desire to work in an environment focused on team success. Whether your role is to create, to sell, or to support, careers at PEARL iZUMi give you an opportunity to make a difference. We are also laser-focused on finding the right people who share our core values – Trust, Craft, Empathy, Impact, and Plus 1. Check out our website to see how PEARL iZUMi defines and captures these critical internal values. To be clear, we evaluate all candidates on their demonstrated commitment to these values. Overview of role: The primary focus of this position is to effectively execute the creation of a product level forecast and buy; as well as production scheduling, capacity planning, production release, procurement, in-process execution and inventory management The Buyer/Planner is also responsible for executing areas of the planning processes, completing all in season and preseason forecasting at the style level, primary point of communication for all factories, and providing communication to the various PEARL iZUMi departments.
Job Qualifications: • B.A./B.S. degree required • APICS Certification preferred • 2-4 Years Supply Chain/Procurement experience required • Experience with production planning, master planning, and vendor management. • Excellent mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills; including ability to think and plan strategically related to supply chain execution. • Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple sources of data and prioritize issues towards a singular goal. • Ability to manage multiple sales channels, product seasons, and conflicting objectives [service vs. inventory management]. • Provide concise and regular updates and reports to superiors. • Proficiency in Enterprise Resource Planning systems [ERP]. • Strong skill level in Microsoft Excel and Access. • Proven experience and understanding of factory production techniques, operations, and processes, including tracking purchase orders, balancing factories, and general delivery requirements. • Proactive thinking, initiative and composure in a fast paced environment • Excellent written and verbal communication; Strong organizational skills
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Create and maintain pre-season and in-season SKU level forecast for multiple product families and factories, for multiple distribution points. • Plan and execute procurement plans, including PO creation, scheduling receipts, cost confirmation and date maintenance. • Responsible for achieving the overall Supply Chain Calendar timelines, including monthly cycle, new season setup and coordination with Product, Sales and Finance. • Negotiate lead times, MOQ's and chargebacks with factories. • Monitor inventory levels and adjust buy plans on a monthly basis. • Manage relationships and communications with factories regarding forecast, production timelines, shipping, quality concerns and capacity constraints. • Manage and resolve challenges at the factory level, including PO delays, development delays, and materials delivery issues, to create win-win solutions. May include negotiation of additional costs related to above. • Expedite, prioritize production, and optimize inventory to ensure we meet or exceed our stated customer service levels. • Monitor and manage performance metrics in partnership with factories. • Execute “made to order” operational functions, such as forecasting, PO placement and receipt, and vendor communication. 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.