Global Inventory Manager
The Global Inventory Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to optimize Company inventory and to reduce overall supply chain cost. Working across the matrix organization, the successful individual will partner with internal stakeholders to ensure commercialization of new products and the acquisition of existing products meets Company financial, marketing, manufacturing and distribution requirements. In addition, this person will oversee the disposition of excess and/or discontinued product through appropriate channels. In specific, this position will:
•Establish, maintain and improve Company inventory targets, ensuring that order fill rates are sustained and target inventory levels are kept.
•Serve as the liaison between Production Planning, Manufacturing and Logistics, providing insight and understanding to inventory levels and capacity planning by location, product and process areas.
•Work cross-functionally to establish the appropriate level of supply stock at the product and sku level.
•Develop, maintain and communicate monthly inventory forecasts to business units and matrix partners as well as develop, implement and communicate periodic reports and analysis as needed for business units and executive team.
•Drive the actions required to ensure monthly inventory forecasts are met, including prioritizing the movement of excess and obsolete inventory; communicating shipment production fulfillment requirements as needed.
•Develop and implement systems to optimize periodic reporting, including the reconciliation of sub-ledger detail to the general ledger and monthly borrowing base certificates.
•Clearly communicate item flow and allocated product with the Sales team to determine the correct allocations; minimizing the need to expedite shipments, thus improving margin and customer service levels.
•Incorporate situational analysis, critical problem-solving and fact-based decision-making to support business decisions.
This position has the responsibility to lead the Inventory management function for the organization, pro-actively managing expectations, business needs and competing demands of internal and external stakeholders. This position is exposed to confidential information related to retail operations and the strategic initiatives as undertaken by the Company. Confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy are essential requirements of this position.
•Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance or Business or equivalent experience.
•5-7 years inventory management experience in Finance or Supply Chain Finance; preferably in a CPG or Manufacturing environment
•Proven Analytical skills coupled with solid interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to present information concisely.
•The ability to work independently and directly with all levels, internally and externally.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and financial applications.
Flexibility in work schedule required, with work on holidays, weekends and extended hours as needed.
This is an exempt position with the salary and benefits you expected of an Industry Leader.
To Apply, please visit www.yankeecandle.com and click on the "Careers Section" of our web-site.
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Brittany Brynn, Corporate Recruiter
Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
16 Yankee Candle Way
P.O. Box 110
http://www.yankeecandle.com (Visit Website)