The primary purpose of this position is to maintain high in stock availability with the least amount of inventory as possible. This position is required to work a schedule of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in a corporate office environment.
Demand Planning - Plans lock rates for Buyer to approve based on 8 weeks of delivered business. Plans seasonal demand changes and holiday factory shutdowns. Documents action plans to Buyer for groups outside of our inventory targets. Plans new product and promotional buy plans based on rates and inventory level commitments determined by the Buyer.
Supply Planning - Maintains high in stock level through filling stock outs from overseas or domestic warehouses, re-optimizing orders when demand rate changes will cause us to be over/under-stocked. Optimizes order flow by properly spacing out shipments based on demand. Moves up, pushes out, or cancels orders to maintain inventory levels underneath our maximum commitment but over our safety stock levels. Highlights significant overstocks to Buyers for suggested promotions. Enters, monitors, and replenishes plugs by showroom
Discontinued Product Planning - Assists in planning the sell down of discontinued product to time out to new product introductions as approved by the Buyer. Monitors sales results of discontinued product to determine appropriate items to take action on per Buyer’s approval. Reviews weekly to verify plan is on track.
Order Creation - Issues purchase orders as needed to properly maintain our target in stock and inventory levels for active products.
Vendor / Factory Performance Audits - Recommends areas for improvement to increase the efficiency of our supply chain: verifies factory lead times, shipping accuracies, cutting cycles, and buying group consolidations. Follows up on any quality issues that need to be addressed from product assembly area walk-through. Documents and records vendor PDCA cycles.
Logistics - Works with Buyer and Logistics Manager to ensure low cost and timely shipments domestically and internationally. Spreads out order flow of receivings and prioritizes items with backorder for receiving first. Approves / rejects DHL / Damco shipping exceptions.
Monitoring of Shipping - Verifies and confirms that orders are on track and correct; confirms vendor receipt of orders; confirms quantities and invoice totals; confirms ship dates upon order confirmation; monitors any changes and promptly reports and documents for Supply Chain Planner. Investigates discrepancies through vendor / representative or factory. Uses Preview reports and vendor Open Order reports.
Database Management - Creates new SKUs and sets up selling sets. Sets up room groups and categories for web / point of sale. Enters / updates plug numbers. Sets up new vendors and new factory buying groups. Files EOM reports in vendor files. Manages vendor book.