Director, Supply Chain Planning (Hybrid)

City of Industry, CA 91791

Posted: 03/22/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Skill Set: Engineering Job Number: 2424 Pay Range: $140,000 to $170,000 / Annually + Bonus

Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Supply Chain Planning for a global leader in the beauty and cosmetics category. The company is located in Walnut, CA and this is a hybrid role and this role is required to be in the office 3 days a week.  

Position Summary

The Director of Supply Chain Planning is responsible to establish and execute effective supply chain strategies with accountability for guiding and mentoring staff in the USA; lead cross-functional teams to ensure business plans are translated into clear, transparent inventory strategies to minimize cost, mitigate risk, and improve product/service quality and effectiveness. This position will be responsible for leading all day-to-day and strategic supply chain activities for all brands. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on and highly organized leader with fundamentally sound management practices, extensive operations, supply chain, and business experience.

Essential Tasks, Duties, & Responsibilities
  • Utilize a rolling inventory forecast model to plan purchase orders and establish safety stock policies for finished goods
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure the purchase plan aligns with budgets, cash flow, and inventory turn objectives
  • Manage relationships with all manufacturers and suppliers and lead weekly calls to ensure that outstanding purchase orders are tracking to on-time delivery
  • Lead S&OP meeting topics surrounding inventory availability and outlook of supply by distributing critical inventory reporting and following through on matters that require attention
  • Primary contact for manufacturers and need to develop and communicate monthly production forecast updates
  • Manage and overview the manufacturing capacity utilization and develop continuous improvement plans for production efficiency and faster lead time
  • Monitor actual production vs. plan on a weekly basis, highlighting shortages in a timely manner and working with Manufacturing on resolutions
  • Conduct weekly analysis of inventory levels to ensure uninterrupted supply
  • Develop strong partnerships with key internal customers including Operations, Customer Service, R&D, Quality, Finance, and Sales
  • Analyze safety stock investment and make recommendations to management
  • Track associated KPIs and provide data and analytics to help drive the business forward
  • Understand key drivers of inventory and seek to reduce overall inventory value while maintaining sufficient supply to support target fill rates
  • Drive culture of analysis and execution taking ownership of identified issues in supply planning to drive quantifiable solutions and positive business results
  • Supervise daily operations of the Supply Planning Team and ensure proper and timely execution of all the corresponding tasks
  • Interview and hire staff as needed, perform and/or oversee staff training, and perform annual performance evaluations and initiate disciplinary action if needed
  • Lead team members in departmental activities including communicating instructions, training, achieving goals, and quick turnarounds for tasks requested by senior management
  • Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Provide critical thought, give input, and oversee follow-through on strategic supply chain initiatives
  • Work closely with the Demand Planning Manager and the VP, Supply Chain & Demand Planning to achieve optimal inventory levels, and ultimately improve customer service/satisfaction level
  • Work with large amounts of data in fast-paced environment
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by management

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Economics, Business, or related fields or equivalent amount of work experience
  • Minimum of Five years managing experience strongly preferred
  • APICS certification or in progress preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Mandarin preferred
  • Solid judgement accompanied by critical decision making skills and strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent analytical and planning skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • In-depth knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical forecasting methodologies
  • Advance understanding of inventory management practices and procedures.
  • Experience with ERP and data warehouse tools
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Data driven mindset to identify improvement opportunities and implement sustainable solutions
  • Highly detail oriented with effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through

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