• 03-Oct-2018 to 02-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Middleton, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Manages and executes the replenishment of new and existing products with vendors in support of inventory objectives and customer service expectations. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, customer service, cash-flow, inventory turns, expediting fees and excess/obsolete management. Addresses all vendor issues affecting delivery and service; including capacity and seasonality plans. Accountable for the product life-cycle from product launch to obsolescence.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze MRP requirements for product. Release and manage purchase orders to support the inventory plan for assigned vendors/product lines. Monitor demand and expedite and de-expedite orders based on customer demands/forecasts. This activity will include close working relationship with other Supply/Demand Analysts in meeting all new product launches and /or planogram changes. Accountable for SKU level supply plan for both domestic distribution and Direct Import products. Focus on servicing the customer.
  • Accountable for planning system integrity- Item planning set up, life-cycle process changes, bill of materials/work order, rework orders, promotion/planogram changes, and forecast transition dates. Guardian of making sure the system is set up on their items to ensure correct planning.
  • Vendor Communications: Regular review of priorities with vendors to ensure sales commitments are met. Maintain open communications with suppliers regarding annual forecasts and capacity constraints. This activity will include supplier visits as necessary.
  • Key contact for Customer Service on inventory availability daily participation in Customer Service meetings to communicate issues with deliveries to meet customer demands.
  • Monitors and maintains all system data for planning and inventory management purposes working very closely with other Supply/Demand Analysts to meet inventory and turns targets. This activity will also include analysis on inventory changes and supply issues.
  • Tracks all in-transit inventories provides priorities to freight forwarder and DC receiving where necessary on inbound shipments.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Related Field; APICS certification; Six Sigma Certification desirable
  • Experience with forecasting and inventory planning for sourced product in consumer products industry; Lean Manufacturing Experience desirable
  • Demonstrated Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
  • Exceptional computer literacy including proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software(JDE, SAP, Oracle, etc), Microsoft Office suite of applications, Business Intelligence reporting tools(Cognos), and Product Lifecycle Management software


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


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