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Inventory & Production Planner

Bornem

Vacancy opened 05-12-2018

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Description

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). 


Your career:

  • 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 


We offer:

  • Flexible working-hours 
  • Relocation package 
  • Home-working 
  • 50% discount on our products 
  • Health & pension insurance 
  • Fitness area 


From March/April 2019, our offices will move to Antwerp to a new state-of-the-art building, close to Berchem station.

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Benefits

A Vibrant & Multicultural Environment
A Vibrant & Multicultural Environment
Amazing Canteen & free Coffee Areas
Amazing Canteen & free Coffee Areas
Be manager of your Time
Be manager of your Time
In Loco Gym
In Loco Gym
Product Discount (a big one!)
Product Discount (a big one!)
Relocation Support
Relocation Support

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