Associate Supply Chain Planner

Description

OVERVIEW:

* Individual contributor position responsible for ensuring the effective alignment of demand and supply with operational capability

* Role is blend of daily operational planning, ad-hoc analytics, cross-functional coordination and project analytics.

* Plans and analyzes the logistics resources required to effectively and efficiently flow Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret products through the supply chain from vendors to the stores network.

* In addition, the position analyzes the inventory productivity of the business and provides recommendations for improvement opportunities.

* Reports to the Manager of Supply Chain Planning. This position does not have any direct reports

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Ensure the effective alignment of demand and supply with operational capability

* Create, analyze, publish, and manage inventory flow plans that support resource planning spanning from Vendor to Store and include labor, space, and expenses

* Create, analyze, publish, and manage floorset visibility that provides make and move status and foundation for process improvement

* Create load plans for movement between Vendor and storage locations, balancing cost-, service-, and speed objectives

* Support process- and/or inventory productivity improvement projects which may span from Vendor to Store

* Data management of the distribution network, transportation modes, lead times, sourcing relationships and calendars in SAP and JDA Fulfillment to ensure the proper inventory planning flows

* Develop, monitor and report key performance indicators (KPI's) of cost, service and productivity. Support and facilitate continuous improvement of performance

* Develop "what-if" scenarios to model and analyze cost/service improvements in the flow of assigned products

* Build analysis tools and processes that improve current state or provide an opportunity to expand the influence of flow planning in Microsoft Office

* Collaborate with cross-functional partners within Brand and Mast Global functions when performing the above

Key Meetings:

Identified in venues which include but are not limited to:

* Cross-functional flow projection reviews

* Floorset hindsights and/or readiness reviews

* Process improvement project updates

* Staff meetings

* Individual performance reviews and/or touchbases

Is a trusted advisor through the development of relationships with:

* Brand: MP&A, Store Operations, Finance

* MAST: Logistics, Finance, Production

Provides these groups with analytics and insights which improve the alignment between demand, supply, and operations capabilities.

Data Management and Analytics

Examples include but are not limited to:

* Flow Planning article master

* Inventory flow projections

* Exception reporting

* Floorset readiness

* Recurring projects

* Ad hoc requests

* Vendor-to-DC load plans

Talent Management:

* Create a development plan for individual career growth in Supply Chain and LBrands knowledge, the application of knowledge and collaboration with cross-functional partners.

* Participate in self-evaluation and receive a formal performance evaluation annually with quarterly check-ins.

Scope ranges from Operational to Tactical, including but not limited to:

* Flow Plan management

* Network tables and calendars

* Projections and analytics

* Expediting merchandise

* Vendor-to-DC Load plans

* Informs short term resource planning

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, operations or engineering is preferred

* 1-3 years of inventory management or distribution management experience in high volume, fast paced seasonal or heavily promoted businesses (retail or consumer goods) is preferred

* Ability to solve problems in an abstract environment

* Confident with managing and analyzing inventory and distribution data for the purpose of providing insights

* Passion for supply chain improvement

* Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working with and influencing team members to achieve goals

* Expertise using Microsoft Excel, familiar with Microsoft Access (ability to import data and build queries), familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint, familiar with Microsoft Visio

An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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