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Planning Manager

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

Job #1571071
Duluth, Georgia

Purpose: Implements planning and inventory strategies for both short term and long term demand.  Oversees recruitment, employment, evaluation and supervision of Planning staff. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with suppliers and internal operations to assure delivery dates are met and minimize lead times within the Supply Chain
  • Collaborate with internal plants to maximize efficiencies
  • Responsible for analysis and execution of forecast for Catalog sales channels
  • Analyze Forecast data, collaborate forecast with sales, and implement forecast to plan production
  • Lead monthly forecast review with sales
  • Monthly review of customer orders/projections; provide forecast error results and review with sales to determine a customer scorecard/confidence level
  • Oversee data preparation of forecast results, review with sales team, and assist in setting SKU inventory targets by DC
  • Implement Safety Stock strategy for each DC/SKU
  • Recommend stock transfers between distribution centers to balance inventories with demand
  • Establish and monitor KPIs for forecast accuracy, inventory turns and inventory service levels
  • Daily Review of DC inventories to determine strategy that will optimize inventory
  • Review excess inventory and provide direction to reduce
  • Quote Deliveries on Expedites and PL orders, follow up to assure dates are met and communicate updates with sales
  • Manage phase out inventories to maintain scale while reducing inventory thus minimizing markdowns
  • Manages two direct reports in the office

Job Requirements:

  • BBA or equivalent degree
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and problem solving skills
  • Multi task in a dynamic business environment 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong in Excel and TM1 knowledge a plus 
  • Ability to work well with others to achieve request as received

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