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JOB TITLE 
Supply Planner


MISSION - PURPOSE OF THE JOB 
The Supply Planner is responsible for the flow of inventory, ensuring the fulfillment of customer orders. Reviewing inventory levels for styles between customers, the Supply Planner will schedule manufacturing orders to move inventory.


POSITION OF THE JOB IN THE ORGANIZATION 

  • Department: Reporting to: Manager of Supply Planning


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and resolve supply exceptions by expediting purchase orders, re-allocating existing inventory and establishing safety stock parameters. 
  •  Make purchase decisions based on target inventory levels, order fill rates and demand variables.
  • Work closely with the Company Distribution Center and Customer Service teams to ensure target order fill rates are being met for daily customer orders.
  • Monitor receipts and transfers in order to ensure the timely delivery and availability of product in addition to the department’s inventory plan.
  •  Manage new program introductions from purchase through receipt. 
  • Ensure product arrives to meet customer dates and specifications.
  •  Other duties as required.


TRANSVERSAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  All employees have a responsibility to contribute to the Group’s sustainability and in doing so ensure that we can continue to fulfil our mission of improving lives by improving sight.
  • All business decisions and actions must serve and be in line with the Group’s sustainability goals and mission


LOCATION

  • Smithfield, RI

 


PROFICIENCIES REQUIRED: 

 

  •  Strong analytical skills.
  •  Demonstrated professionalism and the ability to interact with internal and external customers across all levels of an organization.
  •  Proficient with MS Office programs with intermediate Excel knowledge.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 0 – 5 years’ experience in a business setting.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

 

  • Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objective and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Decision Quality - Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island