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Demand/Supply Planner

Company name
Cannondale Bicycle Corporation

Wilton, CT

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Position Summary:

Responsible for demand and supply planning activities for assigned categories


Demand Planning:

Deliver accurate and timely demand plan for North American Sales Region for select product groups

Create monthly S&OP deck for responsible product categories and lead regional meeting

Develop detailed understanding of product and industry trends in order to further improve forecast accuracy

Analyze and highlight product strength; identify slow moving products early and react quickly to avoid excess/obsolescence inventory.

Drive demand and supply planning system enhancements that align to best-in-class processes

Supply Planning:

Establish and maintain inventory strategy for product groups to ensure inventory and product availability goals are met.

Oversee global monthly ordering process for Parts and Accessories category to optimize global inventories.

Communicate product status to the Sales and Customer Service Teams.

Responsible for purchasing and tracking delivery of assigned categories.

Review open PO’s, maintain accurate pricing, delivery status, and perform PO cancellations when needed.

Ensure timely delivery of materials.

Facilitate warehouse in resolving receiving issues due to inaccurate / missing purchase order information

Work in tandem with Asian office expediting and updating PO delivery & logistic information.

Create/Update Purchase Info Records on all models where applicable.

Creates and maintains Material Master & Info Record data in SAP as needed.

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of demand/supply planning.

Essential Qualifications

BS/BA degree with 3-5 years’ experience in purchasing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Proven successful experience in an inventory management, planning, MRP, forecasting, or closely related role.

Ability to work with overseas suppliers

Willingness to travel overseas if required

Experience with and knowledge of SAP ECC and SAP APO (SNP/DP)

Must have the desire to take ownership of the supply/delivery function

Must be committed to continuous improvement.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong attention to detail a must.

Beneficial Qualifications

An Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred in Supply Chain Management, Production, or Business Administration or related field, but not a requirement.

APICS certification

SAP APO/SCM experience

Experience in consumer goods importing

Knowledge of the Cycling Industry or passion for the sport

The candidate should be self-motivated, highly flexible, and have the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced demanding environment.

Physical Qualifications

Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

Must be able to sit at a computer and type for extended periods of time.

Company info

Cannondale Bicycle Corporation
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Company Profile
Cannondale has come a long way since its birth in a crowded loft above a pickle factory in 1971, when it introduced the cycling industry's first bicycle trailer. The company grew quickly during its early years, adding cycling apparel and accessory lines along the way while also earning a strong reputation for innovation and quality. That reputation proved invaluable when Cannondale introduced its first bicycle, a touring model, in 1983, followed by a road racing model and a mountain bike model in 1984. Cannondale raised the cycling world's eyebrows by equipping their bicycles with handcrafted aluminum frames that were both lighter and more flex-resistant than the steel models that dominated the industry at the time. Cannondale's reputation encouraged both bike dealers and customers to give the bicycles a try, and widespread industry skepticism quickly gave way to a host of imitators. Today Cannondale is the leading manufacturer of high-end bicycles, and is widely regarded as the bike industry's leading innovator. Many of the ideas that keep Cannondale products on the cutting edge come from the sponsored athletes on the company's professional racing teams. The mountain bike teams have captured a dozen or more World Championships, World Cup Series overall titles, National Championships and two Olympic medals. The company's road racing bikes have won multiple stages at the Tour de France, more than two dozen stages at the Giro d'Italia, two Giro d'Italia overall victories, a Professional World Championship title, and two Italian National Championships.

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