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Director of Buying, Planning and Allocations-Crocs, Inc.

SUMMARY

Crocs, Inc, a leading manufacturer and seller of casual footwear, is seeking an experienced professional to join its North America accounting team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic business environment within a growing, high-profile, multinational company. In recent years the company has experienced a dramatic expansion of activity, and as a result is continually striving to make its processes more efficient and scalable. The corporate culture promotes collaboration across organizations in improving its operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following but are not limited to:          

  • Executing the vision and mission of the America’s retail business.
  • Applying an optimal service model throughout the retail supply chain organization.
  • Instrumental in the strategic growth of the retail business through excellence in planning and allocation.
  • Part of implementation of merchandising strategy for each concept that drives new store growth and profitability.
  • Collaborate with product/marketing leaders to deliver against these initiatives.
  • Primary responsibilities to include: buying, planning, allocation, budgeting and forecasting.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Passionate commitment to excellence, a keen appreciation for the customer service aspect of specialty retail and an understanding of the importance of driving sales through on-going training, customer relations management, outstanding service and product knowledge while remaining focused on profitability through rigorous attention to expense management and operating/financial controls
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a well-regarded, specialty retail environment, ideally, during a period of growth; experience in a vertically integrated organization would be a plus
  • The successful candidate should have sound business judgment and strong planning and allocation skills; experience in specialty footwear is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems of varied scope; must be able to act decisively in implementing solutions through the team actions.
  • Strong organizational skills for planning work and continuously monitoring progress towards goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a surrounding of continual change; ability to respond flexibly in a quickly changing environment.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) for effective management of teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to empower and develop a team of highly motivated individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as a member of a team and leader
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, execute plans, strategies and achieve desired results
  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems, act decisively and persist in the face of obstacles
  • Commitment to exemplifying the highest integrity and professional business standards
  • Drive achievement of margin and revenue goals based on financial plans
  • Participate in strategy development with Marketing, Design, Sourcing and Sales Planning partners
  • Maintain awareness of competition relative to product value relationship and customer profitability
  • Provide leadership and management of cross functional division teams and work cross functionally with the Product Management team
  • Key liaison with Retail focusing on product, pricing, and promotional strategies
  • Budget responsibility
  • Travel as necessary
  • Strong knowledge of retail metrics in order to effectively analyze programs
  • Planning experience in a specialty retail environment
  • Excellent communication and management skills; must possess ability to persuade, influence and build consensus among all parties
  • Well developed presentation skills needed to present to senior level executives and key accounts
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

 

WHY CROCS IS UNIQUE

  • Based in Boulder, Colorado – Our hometown and our flagship retail store. This college town of 95,000 has a vibrant entertainment scene; an outdoor culture second to none in the world and its own esoteric quirks. The culture of Boulder is at the core of our comfortable, offbeat, classic clog.
  • Crocs, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear for men, women and children under the Crocs™ brand. All Crocs™ brand shoes feature Crocs’ proprietary closed-cell resin, Croslite™, which represents a substantial innovation in footwear. The Croslite™ material enables Crocs to produce soft, comfortable, lightweight, superior-gripping, non-marking and odor-resistant shoes. These unique elements make Crocs™ footwear ideal for casual wear, as well as for professional and recreational uses such as boating, hiking, hospitality and gardening.
  • Crocs is a growing company operating in 129 countries, delivering over 250 fresh styles of clogs, flip flops, sandals, toning shoes, boots, and colorful licensed products, selling 40 million pairs of shoes annually.
  • Crocs offers a substantial benefits program. We are proud to offer our employees: healthcare, dental and vision; 401K company match and immediate vesting; FSA; Employee Assistance Program; complimentary shoes; and several discount programs to choose from.
  • The Crocs Family is built on a foundation of Trust, Teamwork and Fun!

 

For more information visit http://company.crocs.com/

Apply at https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=CROCS&cws=1&rid=653

Logistics Coordinator, Boulder Co.

Role Objectives:

To plan and provide an uninterrupted flow of materials, supplies, and services required to meet customer demand, while minimizing cost and total inventory (cash) investment; to improve the company’s competitive position.

Key Deliverables:

  1. Availability of suitable raw materials to meet customer delivery needs
  2. Accuracy and timeliness of information including vendor order and inventory status and reporting
  3. Improving efficiency and cost metrics (pricing, turns, etc).

 Key Criteria for Success:

  1. Can think strategically and globally, working on mid- to long-term planning time horizons
  2. Talent for data analysis and spreadsheet use
  3. Effective vendor management skills
  4. Consideration of financial impacts in decision making
  5. Foresight and ability to anticipate and reduce risk of potential problems through contingency planning

 Qualifications Review (Skills & Experience):

 Degree in accounting or business management required

  1. Minimum 5 years’ experience planning and managing inventory in a manufacturing environment required
  2. MS Office-Intermediate to Advanced required (Excel - test)
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills required (verify)
  4. APICS (CPIM) and/or NAPM (C.P.M.) certification strongly desired

Send resume to d.blau@proaltco.com