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Company: Le Creuset
Location: Early Branch
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION Planner - Stoneware

WHO WE ARE More than just cookware, Le Creuset has been a colorful companion to meals and memories around the world since 1925. Respect for tradition and authenticity have been Le Creuset's guiding principal for nearly 100 years - our passion for superior artisanal quality, exceptional design, and European craftsmanship have remained constant.

WHO YOU ARE As the Stoneware Planner, you will play a critical role in the Supply Chain process for Le Creuset of America. You will be responsible for supply planning, forecast review, data integrity, procurement and inventory management of all new and existing products in our highest volume category. Your day to day management of these areas will support LCOA in achieving our growth objectives while maintaining optimal inventory levels. You will continually partner with several departments including factories, sales, operations, merchandising, marketing, and finance to act as a major contributor to our customer satisfaction and financial management goals.


Manage the supply planning, forecast review, data integrity, procurement, and inventory of all new and existing products. Category of responsibility will focus on most sku intense category for Le Creuset.

---Create and propose category reorders to factory to ensure supply is covering demand and forecasted needs, while also working to adhere to KPI inventory goals

---Responsible for monitoring all inbound inventory for your respective categories. The Planners are responsible for all information around ETAs and pushing to ensure product arrives on-time

---Review forecasts vs actual sales for forecast accuracy. Consider changes as well as effects of current trend to understand impact on the supply chain and how to rectify any problems

---Restructure production orders as requested from the factory based on MOQ or other logistic constraints such as unit allotment and color production calendar

---Work closely with Sales & Marketing to create and review monthly/seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers reactions to the promotions to ensure appropriate inventory levels

---Manage production schedules to minimize delays from factory and communicate accurate timelines to Marketing, Sales, and Retail Merchandising

---Continually work to avoid out of stock situations that result in a loss of sales

---Collaborate with fellow members of Planning team and DTC Inventory Planner to ensure accuracy of inventory allocation to 3rd party warehouse used for specific customer shipments

---Create, review, and utilize monthly reporting to propose actionable ways to improve business and the overall supply chain

---Develop, generate, and distribute monthly inventory analysis reports, including out of stocks.

---Participate in monthly/weekly sales & customer calls to review open issues, key items, forecasts, product launches, end of life strategies

Act cross-functionally between teams to help facilitate communication about the planning supply chain process.

---Work in tandem with category managers and sales team to provide updates on new product launches, back in-stock time frames and overall supply chain process updates. Work as a partner with these teams to callout any potential risk factors and strategize ways to mitigate risk.

---Be the expert in the transition of our stoneware skus between multiple factories. Understanding the global sourcing strategy and working seamlessly transition inventory locally

---Communicate daily with warehouse operations and freight forwarders on key shipment deliveries to EB to ensure product launch timings are being met

---Communicate daily with factory counterparts to build and maintain relationships to convey LCOA needs and priorities

---Act as a lead participant in the S&OP process to drive alignment between demand plan and financial forecast


---2+ years of proven experience in retail planning or related consumer goods category

---Demonstrated ability to operate in a multi-channel environment

---Extensive cross-functional and collaborative expertise with a focus on influencing and alignment

---Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office (advanced Excel skills required)

---Strong analytical skills, with high motivation to dig into the details

---Ability to work within a rapidly changing environment with high attention to detail

--- Self-starter attitude with desire to improve processes

---Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and demonstrated problem solving skills

---Ability to sit and work at computer for prolonged periods of time

---College degree required


---Experience with Microsoft D365

WHY JOIN US Our mission is simple - to inspire and empower people everywhere to make joy through cooking. Our recipe is equal parts passion, hard work and fun with a culture as vibrant as our products. We constantly stretch ourselves and encourage our associates to do the same. When you join Le Creuset, you become part of a dynamic team that focuses on innovation and collaboration. You are part of something bigger---from your first day to every moment thereafter, you're going to love what you do!


---Incredible benefits package

--- Tremendous growth opportunities: Growth = Joy and we are all about encouraging both.

--- Work/life balance: No need to show off your juggling skills, we offer the flexibility and the resources to balance both

--- Generous employee discount: How much space do you have in your kitchen? Seriously.


EEO STATEMENT Le Creuset is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Le Creuset seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Keywords: Le Creuset, Savannah , DEMAND PLANNER, Professions , Early Branch, Georgia

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