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Inventory Planner

About Scale:

 

Scale is a tech-driven direct-to-consumer company that builds and deploys next-generation CPG brands in the beauty, health and wellness industries. Through our proprietary eCommerce and digital marketing engine, Scale transforms consumers’ end-to-end online shopping experience while increasing brand loyalty and retention. Scale’s growing portfolio of five brands and 100+ products helps hundreds of thousands of people live healthier lives.

 

About the job:

As an Inventory Planner for Scale Media, you  will be responsible for assisting in all operational aspects across the Supply Chain Inventory department working with brands in the health and beauty space.

The Inventory Planner position is responsible for operational support of Scale Media's growing CPG brands. The Analyst will oversee the supply chain through the lens of supply planning, procurement, and inventory management, including returns for finished goods and raw materials for all product life cycles; New Releases, Promotions and Catalog. The Analyst will monitor operational KPIs, inventory positions, forecast accuracy and returns. All activities will support inventory planning goals including inventory optimization, decreased costs, improved customer service, and increase optimization to the supply chain.

Sample Responsibilities:

- 70% - Procurement of Finished Goods and Raw Materials: includes item set up, order placement, order status checks and system updates.

  • Authorize procurement orders/transfers for raw materials and finished goods:
  • Daily monitoring of delivery status
  • Evaluating inventory and analyzing historical data in order to further forecast (shipment/POS) for upcoming promotions and catalog replenishment.
  • Evaluating new release demand
  • Item set-up and maintenance of Bills of Materials, including:
  • Master data maintenance – product models, branch plant masters, manufacturing instructions, returns defaults, weights and dimensions and sub-class codes.
  • Issue resolution for all partners in the supply chain and system interfaces.
  • Management of finished goods inventory across multiple distribution centers by analyzing current and past demand in order to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained.
  • Responsible for perpetual inventory balances and ensures finished goods inventory availability.
  • Create and maintain a project report containing all current projects/inventory status including participating in Inventory Planning review meetings, Inventory Planning Supply Chain meetings and any other Inventory Planning meetings.
  • Analyze inventory in order to create proposals for destruction of excess and obsolete goods.
  • Participate in inventory reduction and cost savings initiatives.
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders on inventory management.
  • Review and suggest inventory planning model changes based on demand patterns, anticipated events, seasonality and supply chain SLA changes.

- 20% - Vendor Management

  • Monitoring KPI's and evaluating performance and service levels, such as on-time performance, pricing discrepancies, shipping accuracy, invoicing accuracy and overall customer service.
  • Generate/publish reports
  • Review for exceptions outside of SLA
  • Further research/follow up on exceptions as needed
  • Validate data integrity and ensure consistency of data flow across multiple internal and vendor systems (EDI and other business feeds)

- 10% - Ad Hoc Tasks, Reporting & Analysis

  • Prepare summaries for management, operations, and external stakeholder presentations
  • Participate in presentations to operations, vendors and external stakeholders as required.
  • Supports testing for process and system implementations
  • Supports departmental business plans as outlined by Management.

Requirements:

  • Possesses understanding of Supply chain, forecasting and inventory management
  • Extensive experience in Business software (ERP systems, Excel, Tableau, Visio, Business Objects)
  • 3 years - Production, forecasting, or planning role with a particular emphasis on production planning, replenishment, inventory planning, analysis, and modeling.
  • 3 years -Work in the CPG industry.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal capabilities and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of data challenges of the organization and industry
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, problem solver, energetic, independent and responsive to feedback
  • Strong follow-up and issue resolution with internal teams and external vendors
  • Ability to thrive, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics or Supply Chain

What We Offer:

  • Salary between $65K-75K
  • Fully Remote working position
  • Monthly WFH stipend 
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401K
  • Generous Paid Time Off program
  • Plus more !

If you are interested, please send your CV to recruitment@scale.tech.