Senior Planner, Cuisinart

Job ID 2022-0770

Planning/Procurement Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Cuisinart

About Us:

Conair is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes & accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.

Conair has always been driven by a passion for innovation; it’s part of the Company’s DNA. Trendsetting products have been invented by Conair since its inception in 1959, keeping the Company always a step ahead of the competition. The company's domestic and international divisions offer a diversified mix of consumer and professional products sold in over 120 countries. The Family of Conair brands includes CONAIR, Cuisinart, BaBylissPro, Scünci , TRAVELSMART by CONAIR, and Waring.

Conair’s passion for innovation gets stronger with each decade, as evidenced by the over 1,000 patents the Company has obtained worldwide. Today, Conair and its brands are names known throughout the world. Conair continues to introduce its brands to new and emerging markets, year after year. By the 1990s, most households in America owned at least one Conair product. Today many have more than one, and the Company’s goal is to ensure that every household in the world eventually owns one of our products.

At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative quality products and brands
that enhance their lives.


Position Summary:

Influences leadership across the organization to optimize service level and inventory. Responsible for supply planning, production plan, inventory and ensures the category they manage to deliver the right products at the right time. The ideal candidate should have solid experience in inventory planning, operations and product life cycles. The candidate must be able to manage a large catalogue selection, be highly analytical, be accountable and results oriented. The candidate should be self-starting, have hands-on inventory management experience and good knowledge in supply chain operations. SAP, S&OP and IBP experience are critical for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and evaluate the Inventory in accordance to Supply Chain best practices. Maintain the right inventory levels based on order lead-times, safety stocks and vendor capability.
  • Monitor inventory levels and inventory movement using computer-based planning systems.
  • Procure materials to meet production schedules. Responsible for ensuring supply of materials from qualified suppliers, and for timely and economical purchases.
  • Create and maintain relationships with vendors to ensure consistent and reliable supply of materials.
  • Analyze inventory processes to identify gaps, propose improvements and implement change.
  • Support and make suggestions to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations through suppliers and supply of materials.
  • Follow internal controls and company policies as set by company and job function.
  • Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned
  • Place PO to supplier and communicate with supplier and internal teams to ensure orders are delivered on time

Essential Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required, in Business, Supply Chain or related field. Minimum 5-7 years of related work experience.
  • Strong at using ERP system with solid knowledge in SAP, S&OP and IBP, BW is a plus.
  • Highly analytical with an aptitude for interpreting and utilizing data to improve and propose change.
  • Must be self-motivated and self-starter, with strong analytical skill, attention to detail, and systems acumen.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Supply Chain including supply planning, forecasting models, inventory management, manufacturing, and distribution.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and have aptitude to learn technical applications quickly.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and supplier.
  • Strong sense of urgency in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic with integrity. Results-oriented and committed to delivering results by deadline.

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Personal Care, Health Care, Beauty or Consumer Goods industry is a plus.

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the Stamford office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HSA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401k and company match
  • Commuter Shuttle to/from Stamford train station