Lead, Gross to Nett (Inventory)
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As an expert in the areas of inventory planning and operations management, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational elements of creating and executing inventory plans that support Under Armour’s goals.
Gross to Net will be one of the key pillars and for this you will work closely with internal customers as Finance and Sales. Critical is also to achieve alignment on Inventory reporting, strategies, goals and S&OP topics.
You will also drive the creation of the Inventory planning department and develop and optimize tools, systems, and processes that enable greater operational efficiency, accuracy, and utilization of assets.
Recommend strategies to maximize sales, profit, turn, and customer satisfaction, including process and systems improvements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Gross to Net
- Analyzing the ATS and actively contacting sales in country to promote and push the sales of the specific inventory. Optimizing activities and processes to provide Sales maximum product availability.
- Challenging contract volumes on a regular interval and focusing on reducing the overall contract business.
- Managing the airfreight process for total Europe. Full owner of the airfreight budget and monthly alignment with management.
- Leading the liquidation process, including managing the several stages to safeguard the volumes offered.
- Managing the Sales challenge process and providing the accurate data and communication
Inventory planning & communication
- Responsible for alignment on inventory projections through ownership on reporting and communication across Sales, Finance and Supply Chain. Providing contribution to S&OP through actionable Inventory and Supply reporting. Updating Global templates on inventory (planned and Confirmed PO’s), regional inventory simulator and DFC dashboard.
- Creating reporting & full transparency on allocated & Excess inventory on hand and WIP. Leading all actions to control Excess inventory, including monthly meeting.
- Collaborating with Retail to safeguard/manage excess & closeout needs.
- Analyzing the inventory on hand and WIP to provide input to demand planning to safeguard Net inventory requirements.
- Analyzing inventory to provide feedback to Demand planning input for optimizing Size Ratios.
- Central role in resolving Unresolved demand within Europe, coordinating role with Sales Ops, Customer service and Demand Planning
- Working aligned with Sales operations and Logistics on managing Inventory levels within given parameters, mainly focused at optimizing warehouse capacity on workload and storage capacity.
- Analyzing the returns and cancelations and providing input for the overall buy strategy
- Oversee the development of inventory purchase and flow strategies
- Develop strong relationships with cross-functional partners and in particular developments in UA NA to safeguard alignment and developments.
- As the organization develops building a great team and developing strong leadership skills.
- Organizing a yearly sample sale that contributes to the bottom line (possible intern responsibility reporting to Inventory planning Manager).
Technical Attributes of Ideal Candidate: include but are not limited to the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 4+ years of related experience and a passion for international business
- Experience with forecasting, buying and inventory planning and control processes
- Advanced Excel level skills - formulas, formatting, pivot tables.
- Familiar with manufacturing & supply processes within an ERP system
- Strong communication skills - clear, concise, and accurate communication is imperative
- Proven track record of information seeking, analytical skills, resolving complex business issues and making sound decisions
- Self-motivated and works well independently and under supervision in a team environment
- Must have good negotiating and influencing skills and ability to resolve conflict and multiple priorities
- Experienced in wholesale footwear, apparel, or equipment organizations preferred
Behavioral Attributes of Ideal Candidate: include but are not limited to the following:
GET IT DONE, DONE, DONE – ACCOUNTABILITY • Holds others accountable for getting things done, lending support when needed. • Generates motivation and drive to hit departmental goals by emphasizing responsibility and communicating expectations. • Takes ownership of departmental results by tracking team contributions.
FIND A BETTER WAY – CREATIVITY & INNOVATION • Examines potential ideas and evaluates them against UA goals. • Realizes and accepts that failure is a necessary part of innovation. • Talks with others to gain new insight and see opportunities from a different perspective. • Advocates for and pursues new ideas.
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