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Aerotek Operations Planning Analyst - Sportswear in Portland, Oregon

Seeking a Supply Chain Analyst Candidate in the Portland area!

Position will start off on a 6 month contract basis, experience from retail or sportswear company preferred.

Description:

General Position Summary:

Analyze, execute and communicate demand, inventory, purchase and delivery planning targets for all regional apparel, footwear and accessories to achieve profitability and inventory goals. Analyze data and make recommendations to management in order to provide visibility to overall business in order to achieve profitability, customer coverage and inventory goals. High level analyst demonstrating high-level operational analysis, systems expertise and ability to handle complex issues.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Utilize pre-identified reports in various systems to gather information, provide high level analysis of information and make recommendations for decision making to support all Corporate Forecast revenue and inventory processes (Sales, Assumptions, DC Forecasts, Slow Moving Inventory Reporting & Supply Risk Profiles). Provide scenario planning and trend analysis to determine how the Regional forecast and inventory plan is tracking to goals.

  • Lead and present in collaboration meetings to align on monthly, seasonal, and fiscal forecasts with cross functional leaders in Sales, Planning, Account Operations, and Finance. Facilitate the monthly Corporate Forecast revenue and inventory meetings.

  • Create, maintain and publish reports, scorecards, and data to track actual inventory levels against corporate inventory targets and corporate financial forecasts. Provide visibility to management on areas of concern and areas of focus.

  • Partner with Regional Sales, Account Operations, Demand Planning, and DC Operations teams in analysis and preparation of Regional inventory and Corporate Forecast Reviews for use by management monthly and during quarterly investor guidance.

  • Assist in defining and creating reporting and analysis for planning department key performance indicators, scorecards and regional initiatives. Provide visibility on areas of concern and areas of focus. Partner with planning teams to better understand trends and any root cause issues.

  • Communicate regional business requirements for supply chain operations data, analytics and reports to Global Analytics team and IT. Collaborate with planning team to define requirements and priorities across all planning systems and reporting.

  • Work with other planning analysts and Global Company Planning Team to implement best practices and Supply Chain operational initiatives. Possess a thorough understanding of the up-stream and the down-stream processes and high-level systems flow in order to determine the impact of process changes. Provide leadership in determining gaps and opportunities in the effectiveness of regional and/or global planning systems and processes.

  • Research, recommend and deliver process improvement changes through integrated planning with Sales, DC, Account Operations, and Finance.

Secondary Functions:

  • Develop ad-hoc and repetitive reports and information tools as requested. Combine data from multiple sources and formats into tools for planning decision support, capacity and inventory analysis, auditing and other purposes. When needed, ensure a smooth transition of use to other employees within the department through documentation and training.

  • Provide updates to stakeholders and Management regarding project status.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proactive and assertive in follow-through with colleagues and business partners.

  • Ability to understand and translate moderately technical concepts verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and respond to urgent requests/inquiries with minimal supervisory involvement.

  • The ability to collaborate and influence others.

  • The ability to cope with conflicting constraints.

  • A well-developed ability to speak, read, and write English, including writing clear and concise business communication.

  • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to facilitate meetings with key stakeholders and executive team members.

  • Significant experience using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, charts and pivot tables; using of functions such as sumif, vlookup, and similar.

  • Ability to apply experience and knowledge to provide creative solutions to problems.

Desired:

  • Experience using information systems associated with demand and supply planning.

  • Previous work with other cultures in a business setting, and awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences.

Preferred Education:

Bachelors degree in business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent experience.

Experience Desired/Knowledge

Minimum 5-8 years professional experience in analyzing and interpreting forecast and inventory data required.

Experience in supply chain management, planning, or distribution desired. Apparel/footwear industry experience desired.

Skills:

supply chain analysis, data analysis, presentation and communication skills, retail industry, distribution management

Top Skills Details:

  • Utilize pre-identified reports in various systems to gather information, provide high level analysis of information and make recommendations for decision making to support all Corporate Forecast revenue and inventory processes (Sales, Assumptions, DC Forecasts, Slow Moving Inventory Reporting & Supply Risk Profiles). Provide scenario planning and trend analysis to determine how the Regional forecast and inventory plan is tracking to goals.

  • Lead and present in collaboration meetings to align on monthly, seasonal, and fiscal forecasts with cross functional leaders in Sales, Planning, Account Operations, and Finance. Facilitate the monthly Corporate Forecast revenue and inventory meetings

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Looking for anywhere between 5-10 years of experience, preferably in the retail or footwear industry.

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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