Supply Chain Planner

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Dish Network

Littleton, CO, US

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Job description

DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the launch of the first live, internet-delivered TV Service – Sling TV, that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

Come to DISH with your high energy and desire to achieve at our state-of-the-art Manufacturing faciltites. Here you have the opportunity to become a part of an exciting organization that has the vision to be the leader in changing the way the world communicates by providing innovative technology, quality products, and dynamic services.

The Supply Chain Planner will serve as a key contributor on the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) team and will manage receiver parts inventories for Dish Network products at manufacturing facilities. This is a mid-level position with opportunity for both vertical and lateral growth within DISH. The position will interact with many different levels including managers within Manufacturing, QA, Engineering, Procurement and Inventory control.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor degree required with a focus in supply chain management, business management, industrial engineering, math, statistics, or operations
  • MS/MBA preferred but not required
  • 2+ years supply chain operations experience. This can include roles in planning, procurement, demand-forecasting and inventory management
  • Anaplan and Oracle ERP/MRP experience preferred
  • Experience with SAP, JDA or other systems also desirable
  • APICS/ ISM/CPIM/Lean Six Sigma Certification a plus 


  • Ability to translate business goals and metrics into business process outcomes and related business cases for specific projects
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Data gathering, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs
  • Proficiency using PC-based applications (such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and/or Access)
  • Well-organized and high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to clearly communicate results of analysis verbally and in written form

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not a comprehensive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, read and interpret documents and instructions; frequent identification of letters, numbers, and symbols in a warehouse or office environment. This position may require sitting for long periods of time at a workstation. The employee must have the ability to use a keyboard and equipment typically found in a warehouse or office work setting. Individuals must have the ability to lift 45 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position works in/near moving mechanical parts and may be in a non-temperature controlled work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Manufacturing/warehouse environment and/or standard office environment.

Reports to
Business Operations Manager or above

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Work with business unit peers and leadership to incorporate process improvement strategies and influence change
  • Continuously seek out new and innovative ways of thinking and work towards advancements that drive process improvement and create efficiencies
  • Plan demand and manage desired inventory levels of parts to support production and metric goals
  • Manage the production site inventory levels, balancing when necessary
  • Initiate purchase orders (POs) and blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) to replenish inventories
  • Track inventory orders to guarantee on time delivery and minimize risk
  • Partners with the Forecasting/Sales teams to assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast, and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics
  • Develop strong ties with internal customers, suppliers, planners, buyers and all Dish Network departments involved with material planning (QA, Engineering, Marketing, Logistics, In-Home Services (IHS), Call Center (CSC) and Manufacturing sites)
  • Measure, analyze and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Make recommendations to enhance business processes and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies
  • Develop, monitor and communicate reports on inventory concerns to business units and supply chain organizations, while driving continuous improvement
  • Leverage the Anaplan MRP system to make smart inventory decisions that eliminates risk and obsolescence
  • Manage forecast, replacement rate and PO exceptions by utilizing Anaplan MRP exception tables to identify and fix potential issues
  • Provide direction to Inventory Control Analysts at our production facilities

This list is not meant to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities assigned to this position and other duties may be assigned.

Inventory Manager

Denver, Colorado

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What we are looking for: Inventory Manager

Who we are:

Wunderkin Co. is a Denver-based e-commerce startup, creating handmade bows for the adventurous and free-spirited baby and child.  Our product is manufactured by 33+ seamstresses around the US.  We work with social media influencers and tastemakers to expand our brand and build a community of mothers that encourage play and adventure in their little ones.  We sell our product online and in boutiques all around the world, and have our central distribution office in Lakewood, CO.  We are looking for a competent Inventory Manager to create weekly orders, distribute raw materials and report on the company’s inventory.  

Who you are:

You are the top-level planner of all Wunderkin production.  From sending raw materials to our virtual seamstress team to receiving and organizing finished product, your mathematical and analytical expertise is critical for the attainment of business goals.

You are a reliable professional with excellent record-keeping abilities.  You possess great attention to detail and a business mindset.

Your goal is to ensure that all business operations have adequate material to achieve their objectives.

You are able to think on your toes and enjoy the start-up mentality of small business.


  •          Devise ways to optimize inventory control procedures.
  •          Inspect the levels of business supplies and raw materials to identify shortages.
  •          Ensure product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover                 direct demand from customers.
  •          Record weekly deliveries and shipments to reconcile inventory.
  •          Use software to monitor demand and document characteristics of inventory.
  •          Place orders to replenish stock avoiding insufficiencies or excessive surplus.
  •          Analyze data to anticipate future needs
  •          Evaluate suppliers to achieve cost-effective deals and maintain trust                             relationships.
  •          Collaborate with warehouse employees and other staff to ensure business goals           are met.
  •          Report to upper management on stock levels, issues. Etc.


  •          Proven experience as inventory manager or similar position.
  •          Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  •          Working knowledge of inventory management software (e.g. ERP)
  •          Ability to translate complex inventory tracking systems to the team
  •          Proficient with spreadsheets and google drive.
  •          Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports.
  •          An analytical mind with strong math skills.
  •          Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  •          Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  •          Reliable and trustworthy.
  •          BS/BA in business administration, logistics or relevant field.
  •          Relevant qualifications (e.g. CPIM) will be a plus.

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]  Please visit our website to learn more about our company. 

Purchasing Lead

Purchasing Lead

KONG Company

Greater Denver Area

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Job description

The Purchasing Lead will work out of our Golden, CO location and provide oversight of purchase order generation and maintenance, desired inventory levels, container management and factory relationships. In addition, this position will directly manage the desired inventory levels for KONG Europe products.

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Inventory Level Oversightfor USA & Europe (EU) Warehouses – Utilizing system tools and reports to daily/weekly review of purchase orders ready to be issued, investigate item stock outs/suspect inventory levels, provide guidance to customer Account Service Representatives supplying the reasoning and estimated in stock dates, communicate with Forecast Analysts to review and adjust forecasting to trends that may be observed, direct Purchasing Coordinators on shifting purchase orders and/or manufacturing priorities with China factories.
  • Purchase Inventory for EU – Write purchase orders for all EU items, utilize system tools and reports to analyze inventory levels to adjust delivery dates of existing PO’s to avoid stock out gaps. Examine inventory shifts from US to EU as stop gap between China PO’s.
  • Inventory Distribution – Utilize system tools and reports to determine proper inventory split ratio between two US warehouses. Communicate adjustment to Purchasing & Forecasting & Distribution teams for current and future PO’s and warehouse.
  • Provide additional insight of inventory issues/supplier issues to Purchasing Manager and/or Sr. Management.
  • Reinforce Purchasing Coordinators’ supplier communication when pressing urgency for delivery of goods while maintaining internal clear and complete communication cross-departmentally regarding fulfillment issues and replenishment timelines.
  • Identify recurring issues and work with Purchasing Manager to develop and implement solutions.
  • Work with Purchasing Manager to maintain strong cross functional working relationships of Purchasing Coordinators and Forecast Analysts.

Job Qualifications

  •          Bachelors degree in Business Management, Accounting, or Finance, or 5 years of           purchasing related experience
  •          Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) a plus
  •          Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) experience a plus
  •          Strong analytical, problem solving and critical reasoning skills
  •          Must be able to timely and accurately manage large amounts of detail
  •          Ability to deal with rapidly changing organizational issues and anticipate                       customer demand
  •          Ability to identify errors and issues and recommend process improvements and             or corrective action
  •          Ability to work independently and as part of a team to included open, flexible,               honest and collaborative teaming skills
  •          Ability to build effective relationships and communicate clearly, both verbal and             written, with internal and external partners
  •          Strong customer service orientation combined with the highest quality                         assurance standards
  •          Self-motivation with a strong sense of personal accountability and integrity
  •          Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel and                 Word

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.