Manager of Demand Planning & Purchasing - RBD - Huntington Beach - job 676285

Reyes Beer Division

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Huntington Beach, California

Employment type: Full-time

Position Summary:

Demand Planning & Purchasing Manager leads the operational demand forecast and purchase of orders to fulfill business unit levels that maximize profit and minimize shrink and or waste. Present fill rate, forecast accuracy, past dues, lead time, and other relevant supply chain metrics to drive results through a collaborative process. Demand Planning managers set forecast targets based on industry performance, and are responsible for managing, assisting, and training Demand Planners/purchasers in the above mentioned process, and executing purchase orders to maintain inventory levels at the business units to maximize gross profit.


Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

Lead the Sales and Operations Planning process for Demand Planning. Insure the efficient planning of product promotions, new production introductions and product discontinuance.

Drive and influence KPI results: fill rate, forecast accuracy, past dues, lead time.

Lead development of the annual demand plan in alignment with the annual revenue plan.

Provide to Supply Planning and supplier team updates on significant forecast changes.

Provide a forecast to assist Supply Planning on managing inventories to assure the highest possible level of customer service while achieving company inventory targets. Support the management of excess and obsolete finished goods inventories. Support key performance improvement initiatives.

Develop statistical stocking strategies required to achieve a fine balance between service and inventory goals.

Ensure efficacy of the Demand Plan and optimal customer fulfillment.

People Management in retaining, attracting, and developing talent.

Provide leadership and direction of team Analysts, Planners and Specialists.

Manage and provide guidance to Demand Planners/Buyers integrating, consolidating, and communicating the demand plan to Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain.

Balance workload requirements across the team to ensure successful execution.

Drive career and skill development of team members to encourage continual talent development, performance management, retention, and job satisfaction.

Effectively build formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.

Foster open dialogue and collaboration among the team.

Deal constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes.

Other projects or duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s and/or B.S. in Engineering / Operations / Supply Chain Management

5+ years of experience in Supply Chain or related experience

Extensive functional knowledge of demand planning, forecasting, procurement, and other related areas.

Experience leading projects, and/or business teams or providing key technical expertise

Experience working with external clients

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability to prepare executive level presentations

Detail-orientated with strong analytical and math skills

Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills and ability to provide leadership through influence.

Able to deal with changing and competing priorities

Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once.

Proven record of successfully working with all levels within the organization.

Able to facilitate and drive results in a fast paced and demanding growth environment

Proactive thinker and problem solver

Strong follow through and organizational skills

Ability to learn new operating systems and work cross-functionally

Ability to travel as needed

The position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

Master’s degree in Engineering or Business

APICS CPIM or IBF’s CPF and ACPF Certification preferred

Strong project management experience

Hands on experience with planning software


Physical Demands and Work Environment :

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regards to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.




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