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Manager, Planning & Inventory Management

Company: SimpleTire
Location: Remote
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

About SimpleTireSimpleTire is a B2B technology-enabled platform that connects all the participants in the tire industry to drive better consumer experience and improve efficiencies. -Manufacturers, distributors, tire installers, national retailers, clubs and fleets all engage on the SimpleTire platform to help deliver an improved experience to the online consumer - all the way from researching to buying to installing tires. -Proprietary technology, actionable data insights and unique talent all relentlessly focus on reinventing tire replacement to make it "way simple, way better." -.Position OverviewThe Manager, Planning & Inventory Management, a fully remote position, will report directly to the Head of Planning and Inventory Management in the Supply Chain department. This leader will use the analytical, merchandising, and sales data of the company to effectively estimate future inventory needs based on their demand forecast, and drive topline sales, profit, and gain market share across SimpleTire's portfolio of business. Their duties include planning optimal inventory, analyzing statistical data, and generating forecasting solutions in both hybrid and virtual environments. -Essential job functions:

Develop, maintain, and improve a unit sales forecast and inventory plan across multiple business categories, regions, and tiersEnsure the alignment of this forecast with internal partners through the monthly business planning processes, and lead in season gap planning with the sales channelsCollaborate with cross functional teams to manage portfolio lifecycle and influence virtual supplier network on product assortment, inventory availability, program needs, phase-in/phase-out forecasting, product discontinuation, and MAP vs non-MAPResponsible for maximizing sales and profit through proper planning and influencing of inventory placement with supplier teamsEnsure that baseline demand is appropriately forecasted and maintainedImprove forecast accuracy by analyzing forecast error, recommending, and implementing appropriate action plans.Identify/manage exceptions, and monitor performance to continually improve the quality and reliability of the planExplore and experiment new ways of utilizing data and statistical methods to enhance the quality of the unit sales forecast and generate high value business insights within and beyond Inventory Management.Develop and maintain reports to track and monitor the forecasts, alerts for corrections/improvements and other analytical insights -Hire and develop a high performing team that reflects SimpleTire culture and values and is able to effectively scale as the business grows QualificationsMinimum Job Requirements -
A bachelor's degree preferred in Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, preferred or equivalent work experience.Experience: 7+ years of professional experience in Supply Chain or Planning. 4+ years experience with inventory planning (and demand forecasting)Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Experience working with virtual and/or aggregated inventory models preferredStrong analytical, problem solving, and communication skillsAdvance Excel, required; SQL experience preferredWorking Conditions and Physical Effort
Ability to sit for long periods of time.Talking through the computer for many meetings and one-to-one conversationsContinuous viewing of a computer monitor and data entry.Travel as necessary (Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: SimpleTire, Eugene , Manager, Planning & Inventory Management, Executive , Remote, Oregon

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