• Supply Planner - 12 month FTC

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Fixed Term Full-Time
    Supply Chain
    Pentland Brands


    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation.


    We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.


    We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Boxfresh, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the global licensee for Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the UK.  We also have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.


    All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,400 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.


    We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.


    At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:


    • Success is a team game
    • With clarity and courage
    • Better as standard
    • In good conscience


    To find out more go to www.pentland.com or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. 


    Key Purpose of Job:


    Working as part of a multi-function, matrix team alongside the divisional  supply chain teams, customer service, demand planning and category sourcing teams to develop the supply chain plans that deliver the needs of the global demand and customer requirements whilst optimising supply chain and inventory costs. The successful candidate will be a key point of contact for Pentland sourcing, responsible for the Buying process and supporting vendors to plan capacity and manage raw materials in accordance with latest demand.




    • Work with divisional supply chain, customer service and demand planning teams to create supply plans for all product ranges. Ensuring vendors and other supply partners are making necessary capacity and raw material bookings to support on time delivery of orders
    • Identify key supply gaps and opportunities and utilise scenario planning to mitigate risks
    • Run monthly buy process against the demand plan to maximise availability and minimise stock risk, deliver against procurement deadlines and hold sign off meetings with Commercial & Category teams
    • Work with finance business partner on the following
    • Financial analysis and sign off of supply and demand plans
    • Financial analysis and sign off of the Buy 
    • Manage risks and opportunities to inventory at a global level
    • Review Core stock levels on a regular basis to ensure appropriate stock availability to meet demand peaks
    • Monitor vendor performance by working with the Pentland sourcing teams to review the status of open orders and developing knowledge of manufacturing issues. Checking that current status is on plan at any time and projections from plans and execution will satisfy customer expectations
    • Develop existing and new supply chain planning processes, plans & reports
    • Run monthly Supply Chain KPIs, provide clear commentary and recommend actions required to attain targets
    • Provide monthly top level summary of vendor status to senior management teams, including actions being taken to resolve issues
    • Provide regular and concise updates on delivery issues to Sales and Customer Service teams
    • ‘Own’ the relationship for directly managed vendors, including regular face-to-face meetings where possible




                             What you need to have

    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Experience of working with an ERP system for planning and control. Knowledge of SAP is advantageous
    • Proficiency with MS Office, including Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets
    • Knowledge and experience of supply chain planning and management
    • Process improvement and lean thinking skill set desired
    • SAP experience is desirable
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Excellent written communication skills

                        What we need to see in you 

    • Positive attitude
    • Good interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process.
    • Must demonstrate level of accountability for plan performance
    • Organised and able to prioritise own workload
    • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills (multi-tasking) and a self-motivator.
    • Analytical/critical thinker, willing to challenge status quo
    • Problem solver
    • Highly numerate
    • Comfortable working across time zones and cultures
    • Target oriented
    • Able to build good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
    • Able to work in a multi-functional business
    • Able to work effectively with commercial representatives
    • Able to work in a multicultural and multilingual business



     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.


     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    



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