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ZWILLING J.A. Henckels Supply Chain Planner in Pleasantville, New York

OBJECTIVE:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Planner in our Pleasantville office.

ABOUT US:

For over 285 years, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels has offered premium products that enhance the lives of professional and home chefs worldwide. Since its start as an esteemed cutlery brand, the company has grown to include a coveted collection of cookware, flatware, glassware and kitchen gadgets. Tradition, quality, innovation, and craftsmanship are its ingredients for success.

Today, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels is an international industry leader that sells products in 100 countries with the help of ten wholly owned subsidiaries. Always looking forward, ZWILLING has recently acquired global heritage brands —Staub (France), Demeyere (Belgium), Ballarini (Italy), and MIYABI (Japan)—to give its customers access to the most exceptional cookware and cutlery.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate for the Supply Chain Planner position needs to be a self-motivated and results driven professional with strong analytical and problem solving skills who enjoys working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. The Supply Chain Planner MUST have previous planning and forecasting experience in order to be considered for this role.

The Supply Chain Planner will ensure that product is available in the right quantity and timing to support customer demand while meeting inventory targets.

The Supply Chain Planner will report to the Senior Manager of Supply Chain and will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the supply plan to meet product demand and inventory targets for multiple product lines.

  • Place purchase orders to suppliers to ensure supply is on time, as needed to achieve customer service target levels.

  • Utilizing various management control techniques to successfully monitor and analyze ongoing activities, changes in actuals vs. forecasts data, revisions to safety stock strategies based on historical sales and seasonality curves.

  • Leads supply planning for effective execution on new product introductions, transitions and product discontinuance for respective product lines. Responsible to ensure proper inventory levels (prebuilds, factories capacity constraints, or phase out strategy) to ensure overall working capital strategies are met.

  • Managing and tracking purchase orders with suppliers. Negotiating timelines for delivery and purchase price depending on large volume buys or less than MOQ purchases. Approving any additional costs regarding incremental less than container load or handling charges. Communicating with supplier regarding quality defects to obtain credit for goods and freight.

  • Monitoring and providing awareness to Sales and Marketing teams regarding Excess / Aging inventory. Leading the disposition of discontinued materials at the end of a product life cycle.

  • Issuing production schedules to contract manufacturer and following up to ensure completion by requested date.

  • Participating in cross functional new item launch meetings to collaborate and review revised timelines regarding new product launches.

  • Delivering early warning to sales and customer service for items with potential issues. Conducting what if analysis and developing recommendation to prevent stock out.

  • Championing resolution to items on out of stock and backorder report. Compiling all feedback and necessary data and then providing back in stock dates to customer service and sales operations.

  • Preparing and issuing monthly long term forecasts to ZWILLING subsidiaries and quarterly forecasts to all external suppliers.

  • Developing and issuing monthly KPIs to organization along with respective supplier regarding supplier performance. Recommending changes to sourcing strategies when needed.

  • Working with Customer Service, Sales and Marketing for daily sales order support and inventory allocation. Managing stock transfers required between various warehouses to fulfill customer orders.

  • Identifying and implementing ideas for continuous improvement opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Engineering or Finance and 3 to 5 years of supply chain experience in planning, production, inventory control, and manufacturing in a high volume consumer products company. Exposure to housewares a plus.

  • CPIM or CSCP by APICS, CPSM by ISM, or other equivalent certification is ideal.

  • Planning/Forecasting experience is a requirement for this role

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and AS400 systems.

  • Experience in inventory management and ERP systems preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Detail oriented, attention to extreme accuracy and extensive spreadsheet analysis

  • Sound organizational skills: planning, expediting, prioritizing and multi-tasking

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good presentation skills

We offer great benefits including competitive salary, medical & dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and employee discounts. If you’re interested in being part of a prominent, global culinary company, submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements today!

No phone calls or recruiting agencies please.

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