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Supply Planner

SUMMARY
This position is a highly analytical supply chain role that is responsible for the planning and execution of replenishment product into Armada managed facilities. Balancing optimized inventory levels and high customer service levels is achieved through a combination of integrated processes and technology. Effective, collaborative interaction with internal and external business partners is essential for overall success.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manipulate and analyze data to provide appropriate recommendations for demand driven purchasing
• Establish proficiencies in the use of Armada’s inventory management tool allowing for initial, replenishment, and phased item buys
• Leverage technology and processes to maintain 99.0 – 99.5% case fill rate while operating inside of budget requirements with minimal inventory write offs
• Collaborate with demand planning in the development of item specific inventory targets and safety stock levels
• Identify and communicate changes in sales patterns and demand due to promotions, seasonality and phasing items to demand planning
• Direct management of all item phases and run out
• Maintain item master data for all managed items
• Assess technology requirements needed to support current or proposed business
• Actively participate in design, testing, and implementation of new technology, tools, and processes
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and clients
• Collaborate as appropriate with account management and clients to attain business intelligence vital to developing the most accurate supply plan
• Collaborate as appropriate with internal departments on joint efforts (i.e. transportation, warehouse ops, finance, engineering)
• Participate in and support new customer and/or business offering integration activities
• Initiate process improvements to optimize efficiencies and reduce costs (i.e. aging, slow moving, and short shelf life inventory) • Develop, update, and maintain supply planning related SOPs
• Lead or participate on project teams as required
• Design and present analysis, project plans, initiatives, etc to peers, management, and cross functional partners as required
• Perform root cause analysis in developing corrective action plans
• Develop and manage to relevant KPI’s to support and measure the business
• Identify continuous improvement opportunities
• Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum:
• 1-5 years of supply chain industry experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics or related field
• Ability to manipulate, assess, and interpret relevant data
• Strong analytical abilities required
• Strong attention to detail required
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to interact cross-functionally and with higher-level management

Preferred:
• Experience with sales forecasts/demand planning
• Experience with an advanced planning system i.e. Manugistics, Demantra, Logility, JDA
• JD Edwards ERP experience
• Excel, Access, SQL, Cognos, miscellaneous systems experience to assist in highly analytic activity
• APICS certification Language and technical skills requirement
• Understanding of demand, supply, and replenishment planning terms and concepts
• Understanding of general logistics terms and concepts
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Excellent problem solving ability with demonstrated experiences of managing with facts
• Excellent communication skills including listening, written, oral and group presentation
• Ability to communicate with different levels of the organization
• Experience and understanding of ERP systems

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Work is usually performed in an office environment with normal noise levels. Involves prolonged sitting and computer usage. • Business travel will be on an as needed basis; expectation is less than 10%.

Disclaimer
This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required. Its contents imply no contractual obligation and may be changed by the company at any time.

To apply, please e-mail your resume to jobs@armada.net.

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