Sales & Operations Planning Director

Scotts Valley California
Required Experience: 10 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced operations leader for the position of Director, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Reporting to the Sr. Director of Operations, this individual will work across the Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Raskullz, Krash, and Copilot brands. The Director, S&OP will lead all sales and operations planning functions and ensure flawless execution across product lines. This role is responsible for the management and coordination of the monthly global demand, supply, and inventory planning processes. This will include creating analysis reports for senior management, developing overall demand forecasts, and executing purchasing decisions. Responsibilities include all aspects of inventory management including inventory optimization and maintaining acceptable inventory levels in support of established objectives, safety stock strategies and product life cycle management.
Essential Job Functions:

Demand planning

• Coordinate product demand in accordance with sales plan
• Partner with global sales and product teams to compile forecasted product demand in a timely manner and within range of sales plans, adjusting as business environment requires
• Manage creation of monthly forecast, demand v. supply, inventory overview reports. Coach the Planning team on proper communication of this information to the markets and follow up steps required and on leading the forecast and buy process and to coordinate the Forecast vs. Actuals review process and ensure required adjustment to signals in SAP are updated per agreed cadence

Supply planning and buying
• Plan and procure right product at right time in right quantity
• Manage relevant master data maintenance as required to achieve sales optimization, including material master, safety stock requirements, lead times, and buying cut-off tables
• Supply forecast-buy report and buy summary to senior management

Inventory
• Optimize worldwide sales opportunity of inventory
• Organize, escalate and follow up on excess inventory sales opportunities and programs with Business Team, Sales, Product Management, Finances, etc.
• Manage inventory re-forecasting process to define inventory objectives and monthly follow up on action items to reach inventory objectives (cancel/delay purchase orders etc.)

Systems, policies and procedures
• Support markets, colleagues and systems
• Develop recommendations for systems, tools, and enhancements
• Support centralization projects, which include simplifying future demand planning and buying as well as preparing and supporting future migrations, SAP upgrades and functionality implementations

Resources
• Lead, coach, and develop team responsible for forecasting, demand-supply planning, buying and inventory management decisions at the product SKU level
• Define training needs, career and succession planning
• Manage department budget
Job Requirements
Education and Training:
• BS/BS required. MBA preferred
• 7 – 10 years experience in Supply Chain/ Inventory Planning/ Sales Planning
• Business experience on a global level with proven Asian supplier/vendor management experience
• 5 years experience in a senior leadership role with demonstrated success managing teams
• Experience in sporting goods industry preferred
• APICS certification- CPIM preferred
• Advanced ERP experience- SAP strongly preferred (Bi data warehouse experience a plus)
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to lead a team and influence others to achieve a common goal
• Asks questions and challenges “why” to create atmosphere of continuous improvement
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of levels of personnel across multiple cultures
• Ability to influence at the executive level with strong presentation skills
• Excellent organizational, delegation and follow up skills
• Advanced analytical and conceptual thinking skills
• Ability to manage multiple and competing task/priorities
• Excellent written and verbal skills in English

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission