As an Inventory & Production Planner Wrangler you will be responsible to monitor and align the incoming demand with the available vendor production capacity and constraints. This in order to provide an excellent service towards our internal and external customers, by focusing on timely and complete deliveries and by minimizing the risk of creating leftover inventory.
Job content and responsibilities:
Pre-season setup : Define production and availability parameters based on the targets/input given by the planning managers.
Line cleaning/Line reviews : Prepare and discuss collection overviews with the Merchandising/Sales Operations and Sourcing team and organize communication and follow-up afterwards.
Vendor management : Agree on general capacity and constraints with the vendors, considering their input and output capacity. Follow up deliveries, both towards timing and order completion. Agree and verify with vendors on fabric & trim liabilities.
Weekly production planning : Setup and review production planning by fabric, driven by pre-defined parameters. Review with the Product Development and Merchandising team the ongoing collaborations and flash collections.
Production order management : Give vendors the go-ahead to order fabrics. Size, re-size, split or hold production orders in order to achieve the inventory and service targets.
Inventory management : Evaluate and communicate if products need to be dropped from the collection, are ‘sold out’ or if the availability needs to be moved to a later date. Update a weekly ‘on hold’ report and initiate action to remediate production or delivery issues. Maintain the setup of carry-over items and the classification of products (lifecycle management).
Communication & feedback : Create availability reports towards internal contacts such as the sales team, customer service, logistics, warehouse and the brand merchandising team.
Inventory projections : Prepare and review inventory projections in line with the target days of inventory for the different sales channels.
Distressed sales actions : Prepare distressed offers for specific customers in agreement with the sales team.
Ad hoc reporting : Prepare efficiency files, PO difference reports, etc..
Your background and skills needed to succeed:
University Degree (Applied Economics, Economics, Commercial Engineer)
Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills are a must
Good and professional communication skills
Flexibility and ability to deal with deadlines
Good knowledge of MS Office (esp. Excel)
Fluent in English, any other language is a plus (Dutch preferable).
Develop a strong expertise on planning and more in general on Operations
Get full international exposure and operate in a diverse team
Drive your career across different countries, working in the EMEA HQ
Enjoy a trustful, easy-going, buzzing working environment
50% discount on our products
Health & pension insurance
From March/April 2019, our offices will move to Antwerp to a new state-of-the-art building, close to Berchem station.
Friedrichstraße 68, Berlin 10117
Information for companies: +49 (0)1745 212
Via G. Fara 35
20124 - Milano (MI)
P. IVA / C.F. 08450800969
Cap. Sociale: € 25,000 i.v.
REA n. MI - 2027147
Information for companies: +39 02 82780 275
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