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Director Of Demand Planning

Industry

Consumer Products

Work Location

On-Site

Location: Remote

Salary Range: Approximately $140,000 to $165,000, flexible based on experience and

current compensation. Open to adjusting the upper range for exceptionally qualified

candidates who may currently be at a higher salary but fit the role perfectly.

Company Context:

Business Unit 1:

? Revenue: Approximately $30 million

? SKU Count: About 1,100 component SKUs, creating up to 20,000 product

iterations due to modularity.

? Spend: About $10-12 million

Business Unit 2:

? Revenue: Approximately $30-40 million

? SKU Count: Around 500-700 finished goods SKUs

? Spend: Around $12 million

Job Description:

As the Director of Planning and Supply Chain at our client, you will oversee demand

planning and supply chain management, focusing primarily on one business unit, with

potential future responsibilities spanning to the other business unit. We are looking for a

dynamic individual with a strong engineering background and an interest in transitioning

into the supply chain space. The successful candidate will manage a complex array of

SKUs, focusing on component-based planning and modular product structures.

Responsibilities:

? Oversee demand planning and supply chain management, focusing primarily on

one business unit, with potential future responsibilities spanning to the other

business unit.

? Manage a complex array of SKUs with a focus on component-based planning and

modular product structures.

? Analyze sales trends, forecast demand, and adjust the supply base accordingly

using advanced analytical and inventory models.


? 80% focus on demand planning and forecasting, 20% on procurement activities.

Team Structure and Direct Reports:

? Senior Director of Supply Chain and/or Demand Planning:

Currently holds a position possibly more focused on IT-related systems than direct

managerial leadership.

? Planner Buyer:

Operates primarily within one business unit and is noted for performing well in her role.

? Supply Chain Manager or Purchasing Manager:

Described as detail-oriented but challenging in terms of communication and needing

more leadership direction to prioritize workflow.

? Additional Buyer:

Assists with invoicing and other documentation related to the supply chain.

Experience and Skills:

? Strong experience in demand planning, particularly in an e-commerce or DTC

(direct-to-consumer) environment.

? Desirable to have procurement experience to oversee the tactical procurement

operations.

? Proficiency in handling complex data and using ERP systems like Great Plains,

and ideally, experience with Netsuite as the company plans migration to this

platform.

? Familiarity with WMS systems, particularly Foxfire, and the ability to integrate

multiple system platforms to maintain high inventory accuracy.

? Capability to manage and communicate effectively with a lean team, providing

clear and concise updates to executive leadership.

Personality and Cultural Fit:

? Ability to operate strategically while also diving into detailed, hands-on tasks.

? Strong leadership skills with experience managing remote teams.


? Adaptability and proficiency in a lean, scrappy work environment where team

members may need to perform a wide range of tasks.

Challenges:

? Managing a large and complex SKU assortment due to the modularity of

products.

? Ensuring data fidelity across different systems which affect the accuracy of

demand planning and forecasting.

? Navigating the differences in complexity between the two business units.


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