Sr. Planning Specialist

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Guangzhou, CN

Company: Under Armour

Position Summary

The Sr. Planning Specialist will work with regional planners and manage the global capacity, resolve the supply chain constraints by building good process around, collaborating cross functionally, be control tower to master the big picture and facilitate the decision making with leaders.  Also need to work on Accessory regional vendor capacity planning. He/she need to develop good rapport with Planning counterpart in USA Office to strengthen and streamline the planning function. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Capacity Management –  Liaison with cross functional team on capacity planning to meet business need. Reach consensus with cross functional team and drive to carry out the agreed plan toward the company goal. Demonstrate leadership to resolve potential conflict and solving the problems. 
  • Perform role as control tower by mastering the big picture of both demand and supply to support the business decision. Managing the planning timeline in the entire planning cycle.
  • Workflow Management - Manage and design the planning workflow and RACI that helps integrate the planning from demand to supply. Liaise with counterpart including DP/SP, etc from HO and Sourcing/Material/Production, etc to align the best practice.
  • Change Management –  Facilitate change management activities with cross-functional team members and stakeholders throughout any Planning Transformation (E2E Planning Initiatives). Develop change strategies and plans, including stakeholder assessment, impact analysis, communications, leadership alignment, organization transition, resistance management, change readiness, capability transfer, and end-user training. Manage and mitigate potential risks during transition. Monitor and governing the transition and enforce the best practice to drive the best outcome. Proactively review areas of inefficiencies within our planning area and take the lead on re-engineering and re-designing.
  • Planning Process - Design, develop and socialized tools that facilitate the teammate works toward data driven environment and guide the team to identify the potential issue and solutions/alternative effectively. 

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Degree graduate in Business / Supply Chain Management or related discipline
  • 8 years solid experience in planning independently with at least 3 years of management experience
  • Experiences in US buying office is essential
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in both English and Chinese, proficient in Mandarin
  • Mature, independent, detail-minded, initiative, stable with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Power BI / Tableau / SQL / Power Point

Education And / Or Experience

  • Strong in planning and data analytics skills. 
  • A true team player with positive attitude 
  • Show drive, passion & can-do attitude 
  • Able to accommodate and deal with changes and assist with any project if necessary
  • Able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Other Requirements

  • Team Player. Loves being part of a team, both leading and serving; demonstrated deep commitment to colleagues 
  • Humble & Hungry.  Confidence without arrogance; driven to continually “up their game" regardless of prior successes
  • Unparalleled Integrity.  In good times and bad, lives the UA Way; takes ownership for mistakes; delivers tough messages directly; doesn’t “back-channel”
  • Action Oriented.  "Can do" and "does do" attitude; authentically engaged with people and situations
  • Accountable.  Commits to stretch goals and delivers; holds self to highest performance standards
  • “Gets” Under Armour.  Passionately embraces the challenge and effort to keep UA unique; committed to go the extra mile to build/protect the brand

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