Senior Supply Chain Planner

October 14, 2022 0 Comments

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”) is located in Scottsdale, AZ. Our brand mission is to accompany each player at every stage with products and brand experiences that fuel the pursuit of musical expression. Within Fender Global Supply Chain, we are focused on delivering operational excellence to the business and our customers by promoting collaboration, building trust, and setting high standards. Our mission is to support and enable the makers who fuel the pursuit of musical expression. We are currently searching for a talented Sr. Supply Chain Planner to join our team.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument; it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

The Sr. Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for the 24-month planning process which includes conducting stakeholder alignment meetings, performing analytics and presenting deliverables to gain approval to execute finished good production/receipt plan.

 About the Job:

Partner with Product Team and Sourcing on NPI launches by setting launch qtys based on global forecasts and aligned safety stock settings by regionUnderstand and analyze product line inventory to determine regional allocations, opportunities to reduce E&O, balance DC network, and monthly cause of change based on demand changes or OTD/AdherenceUse Logility & SAP data to analyze, process, and release the monthly production schedule to Factory & OEMsProvide data/analysis to drive improvement to production frequency, optimized production plans, and regional inventory strategiesDevelop tools/spreadsheets/processes to aid in data analysis and to understand and optimize/improve production planning processes; make recommendations for changes.Provide summaries of sales impact and expected recovery timing as an output of factory adherence data and on time delivery analytics/trendsUpdate and analyzes manufacturing capacity plan to ensure it meets the forecasted requirementsOwnership of creating monthly capacity charts, issue sheets, NPI build status reporting for respective product linesDevelop SIOP decision sheets including demand insights, inventory position, and production data to be reviewed in various monthly meetingsDevelop, present, and follow up timely on topics discussed in Supply Review, or other functional meetingsLead annual strategy and budget planning process for responsible PLs

What You Need: 

3+ years supply planning experience or relevant supply chain operations experienceBachelor’s Degree required (Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or other Analytics based degree)Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervisionStrong analytical and problem-solving skills, question status quo, show curiosityMS Office, SAP, Business Intelligence or Data Warehouse tools (BW, Tableau)Intermediate to expert Excel skills (pivot tables, lookups, macros, Tableau, etc.)Logility experience preferred (open to other planning system experience)Business acumen, sound judgement, adapts well to changeStrong organizational skills with attention to detailAbility to recognize and react to changing work demands with the ability to resolve conflict and manage multiple priorities and deadlinesWorks well in team environment with excellent interpersonal skillsExcellent written/oral communication skills with strong interpersonal skills; ability to influence others and communicate with full transparency to build trust and credibility

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