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Raw Materials Planner

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Posted: 03/16/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Planning Job Number: KC491046316

Job Description

Our client, a fast growing activewear brand, is looking for a Raw Material Planner to be responsible for the implementation of the raw material strategy and processes. Focus on delivering design and merchandising’s product vision while driving business goals in terms of lead time, quality and efficiency. Strategically guide production and merchandise planning to ensure the department's goals are met.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assess current state process and develop future state business process and capability / tool gap assessment.
  • Manage a consistent set of reconciliation tools and processes for all materials / categories.
  • Manage tools that show fabric open to buy similar to how planning manages finished good open to buy and inventory.
  • Identify long term capability and software needs in conjunction with assortment planning and line planning projects underway in merchandise planning.
  • Centralized role between merchandise planning and production to plan raw materials levels and provide real time views of planned and future ownership.
  • Apply Merchandise Planning inventory management fundamentals to raw material planning.
  • Managing raw material needs in conjunction with finished goods needs thru BOM planning.
  • Monitor and manage raw material inventory levels by category by month and ensure tied to latest sales forecast.
  • Maintain a rolling 6 – 24 month view of fabrics including beginning and ending position based upon latest receipt projections and fabric commitments.
  • Long range raw material capacity planning / mill/vendor management strategy.
  • Analyze fabric trends and provide recommendations on how to optimize raw materials purchasing patterns and levels.
  • Maintain a birds-eye-view over all categories and materials in order to mitigate risk and reduce cancellations/liabilities and efficient use of materials.
  • Provide visibility to raw material strategy and trend by season / floorset in order to analyze information of fabric trends to RM levels between development/design/planning/production.
  • Ensure key raw materials are rolling and available thru life cycle determined by merchant team.
  • Provide cross functional connectivity on raw material availability and liabilities between planning/production/merchants to promote better connected decisions, and keep teams informed of potential risks.
  • Primary partners: Production, Merchandise Planning, Merchandising, Design, Product Development; Secondary partners: Finance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, operations, business, or supply chain preferred.
  • 4-6 years of retail planning, inventory management, financial planning and / or production planning experience.
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Excel and/or related planning, finance or analytical systems.
  • Strong business influence skills. Role is highly influential and requires input from various teams to be successful.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, grow performance capabilities, and handle shifting priorities - able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to identify and influence critical stakeholders, proactively problem solve, and recommend solutions.
  • Extremely strong communication and presentation skills: concisely presents complex information and recommendations in terms meaningful to a variety of audiences.

    Pay Range: $75,000 - $90,000 annually

Meet Your Recruiter

Karen Cichocki

Karen is the Director of All Things Business Development at Emerging Blue. She loves meeting new people and is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients. Karen thrives on getting to know brands and the passion and story behind each of them.


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