Articles

Supply Planning Analyst

VF Corporation - Denver, COApply Now

Apply On Company Site

At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration .

The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, protecting our planet, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.

 

Our culture is born from the spirit of the Explorer and infuses everything we do. We love wild places. We spark curiosity. We dare to disrupt. We create communities. And we lead with integrity. We are a community of explorers and are constantly looking for new ideas, places and people to connect with.


We take great pride in our ability to facilitate exploration for our employees and partners. By joining The North Face family, you will be offered the opportunity, tools and environments to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections. You will also be working on a team with a mission to protect our planet for generations to come.

The North Face is part of VF Corporation who guides powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation that put us at the heart of our consumers’ lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.

While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.

Our North Face and Jansport offices are currently located in Alameda, CA; Smartwool is located in Steamboat, CO; Eagle Creek is located in Carlsbad, CA and Altra Running is located in Logan, UT. All positions at these brands will ultimately be located in Denver, CO. By applying for an open position at any of these brands you will be acknowledging you are able to work as needed in the current office location and transition to Denver at the time in which the team makes the move in 2019.

Supply Planning Analyst: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

Supply Planning Analysts will be responsible for procuring supply to meet service and inventory objectives. You will work to ensure on time deliveries from vendors and to customers. Key partners will include Global Sourcing, Logistics, Demand Planning, Retail Buyers, Product Teams and Customer Service. Additionally, you will root cause supply delays and work to resolve issues proactively.

 

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Recommend and execute product purchases based upon demand inputs and other crucial supply planning criteria (current inventory levels, vendor & supplier capacity, minimums, and buy readiness). Issue purchase requisitions to Global Sourcing Teams.
  • Track conversion of purchase requisitions to vendor purchase orders.
  • Continually monitor demand needs and supply timing to identify issues and opportunities. Adjust supply timing as needed to improve service to customers and / or meet inventory objectives.
  • Closely partner with cross functional stakeholders to ensure delivery of current month financial objectives.
  • Partner cross-functionally to manage line list changes and ensure changes are processed in a timely manner.
  • Participate in monthly S&OP process. Highlight issues and opportunities to drive improved supply chain operational performance and achieve business objectives.
  • Participate in longer term view of supply availability taking into consideration demand needs by product type and any potential capacity or material constraints.
  • Participate in key projects to evolve supply chain capabilities.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.

 

Skills for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college or university (preferred concentration in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management)
  • APICS or Six-Sigma Certifications are a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand, assess, & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively
  • Advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables, macros)
  • Understanding of reporting tools (Cognos/Brio)
  • Experience in project planning and implementation
  • Self-starter with excellent follow through
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • SAP experience a plus

 

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required less than 5% of time.