Production Specialist

San Diego California
Required Experience: 2 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description
ISLE Surf and SUP is seeking a high-functioning individual to coordinate all aspects of product purchasing, sales forecasting, inventory/order planning and reporting. ISLE is an industry-leading standup paddleboard (“SUP”) brand based in San Diego. ISLE sells exclusively through direct to consumer channels (web, Amazon, retail store) and has been in business since 2004.

The Production Specialist will use strong math/MS-Excel skills and analytical abilities to develop pricing models, sales forecasts, purchase planning, and inventory management. The Production Specialist works across all operating departments of ISLE, including Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities
• Build, maintain and prioritize inventory roadmaps with input from management
• Monitor and analyze market trends and competitors
• Performance analysis that supports overall product objectives
• Communication with overseas factories regarding WIP and manufacturing timelines
• Monitor and create maximum effectiveness of inbound shipping
Job Requirements
• Keen attention to detail in planning, organizing, and execution of tasks, while understanding the big picture and how all of the pieces are interrelated
• Demonstrable innovation and initiative – always looking at improving our products and processes while displaying a willingness to dive into the details and help wherever necessary
• Utilize detailed sales reports and market trends to improve the accuracy of the forecasting process to drive future sales
• Place and manage production orders according to individual product categories production windows
• Track and manage purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery
• Manage available-to-purchase stock and place replenishment orders according to sales objectives
• Provide input to sales and marketing teams through the use of SKU analysis and other reports in order to keep all apprised of inventory levels at all times
• Manage closeout inventory, identifying slow moving stock, and communicating discount pricing objectives to sales and marketing teams
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company
• Strong business orientation, analytical aptitude, prioritization, decision making, business math and computer skills
• Ability to work independently and in teams
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Creativity and passion for outdoor products and an active lifestyle
• Microsoft Excel expert
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• NetSuite, or any ERP experience a plus
• General tech stack – ability to quickly learn and implement a wide variety of tech tools including Woo Commerce (cart), Amazon Seller Central, Shopify, and many others
Health Care, Paid Time Off, monthly paddles