Director, Supply Planning & Purchasing

YETI Coolers

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We areBUILT FOR THE WILD™.

YETI is at a strategic inflection point in our supply chain. We are being challenged to meet ever increasing quick delivery expectations, while at the same time aggressively expanding our product portfolio and our business internationally. We are looking for a proven leader who can lead our Supply Planning and Purchasing functions and enable YETI to meet this increased complexity and challenge.

The Director of Supply Planning and Purchasing will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy for YETI’s expanding global distribution network. This Individual will coach and lead the planning team towards actively managing optimal stock levels, developing and managing Inventory KPIs, and driving process improvements across the supply chain. This role will define the process that optimizes global inventory planning which balances customer service expectations with optimized inventory levels and profitability. This role will also closely liaison with the Demand Planning, Procurement and Category teams to ensure that the buy plans are aligned with the demand to achieve maximum inventory effectiveness. This position has a unique position of seeing the demand and supply value chain in its entirety, this individual will also own the SIOP process and align closely with the functional leaders and executive team to address demand and/or supply risks, proactively address capacity or flow concerns, and make recommendations based on collaborative and fact-based data supported by root cause analysis Also, this role will also partner with our logistics teams to optimize material flow from YETI suppliers through our multi-node network.


This role will have responsibilities in the following areas:

Strategic Development

Lead the development of an optimized SIOP process that incorporates YETI’s product expansion, systems development, distribution network development, and international expansion

Identify the systems requirements necessary for YETI to optimally manage inventory, integrate forecasting, improve supplier management and shipping accuracy

Develop a process that integrates new product development into the SIOP forecasting and delivery process

Develop a communication cadence and a set of metrics to understand how YETI is performing against inventory, delivery and forecasting targets. Lead corrective action implementation in those areas where performance is not meeting expectations.

Establish a common data-set that aligns all functions on operational performance


Develop an inventory segmentation strategy that understands YETI’s product classification and sales & profitability balancing

Develop a process to optimize inventory levels across sites globally

Deploy a product allocation strategy throughout the company

Create and align inventory plans with Finance, Sales and Supply Chain requirements


Roll-up the global demand plan and manage the global buy including delivery to global locations

Ensure planning process & tools reflect the most up to date capacity information for the next 12, 18, and 24 months

When there is a shortfall, engage Advanced Sourcing to locate additional vendors if the needed capacity cannot be met by the current supply base

Validate rough cut Capacity Planning Tools and identify projects that improve the overall process


Develop supplier management expectations and cadence for supplier performance

Deploy a standard set of supplier metrics that manage our supplier performance in an agile manner

Build the Supply Plan, highlighting any gaps or excess production that needs to be adjusted within the SIOP process

Lead supply review meetings within the SIOP process, providing an overview of capacity against demand, highlighting supply chain planning performance metrics and make recommendations on key challenges and decisions that need to be made to effectively run the business

Qualifications and Attributes:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of planning/purchasing experience

6+ years of managing planning and purchasing professionals

Significant working experience leading SIOP processes within global multi-node environments

Demonstrated experience in global planning within the Consumer Goods Industry

Demonstrated experience with capacity planning and process improvement

Working experience with leading cross-functional teams within a global matrixed environment

Working experience with SAP

Strong project management and organizational skills with proven experience managing large-scale projects.

Ability to present and lead executive conversations with the Senior Leadership Team.

Excellent troubleshooting skills with ability to drive solutions cross-functionally

Individuals must possess a high attention to detail, be data-driven and fact-based

Ability to rise above challenging situations and lead the team towards successful solutions while possessing maturity and grace.

Adept at holding people accountable to deadlines and process.

Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international)

Lean / Continuous Improvement experience is desired

YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.