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Demand Planning Manager

Vortex Optics
Vortex Optics

Posted 4 months ago

Demand Planning Manager

Madison, Wisconsin

Every Vortex product that leaves our door is covered by our Very Important Promise (VIP) Warranty. The Vortex VIP Warranty simply means, if you ever have a concern, issue or want to order a Vortex product, you will be met with a customer experience that will exceed all expectations! Our promise is unlimited, unconditional and lasts a lifetime. Whether your Vortex role is in Sales, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Finance, NPD or Operations, every day starts with supporting that promise and PUTTING THE CUSTOMER FIRST!

Vortex Optics is looking for a talented individual to join our Supply Chain team. As a Demand Planning Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading our Demand Planning team as well as supply and demand planning for a product portfolio. You will also be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring of key metrics related to supply and demand planning to assure accurate and timely service to our internal and external customers; as well as supporting the Demand Planning team by identifying needs and opportunities and helping to guide overall productivity of the team.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Support Demand Planning team’s day-to-day operations
  • Identify system, reporting, process, and development needs in line with our values and goals
  • Provide continued support and training
  • Ensure Planning team is aligned on prioritization of tasks and achieves monthly planning timelines
  • Encourage creative thinking and continued improvement
  • Work cross-functionally to identify and implement process improvements aimed at item level forecast accuracy and maintaining optimal inventory levels and mix
  • Create and maintain a demand plan utilizing statistical models along with other market, customer and product intelligence in coordination with other departments and appropriate sources
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Product Development to plan demand estimates and timing for new product launches and product end of life
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to plan and support promotional events
  • Calculate and investigate large variances between forecasts and demand and determine appropriate forward action
  • Develop Supply Chain based sales and inventory plans for use in operational planning
  • Partner with suppliers to issue, monitor, and revise purchase orders to optimize inventory levels and support the latest demand plan
  • Partner with suppliers to plan new product launch timing and capacity
  • Prepare monthly supplier forecasts
  • Other duties as assigned

  • 7+ years Supply and Demand Planning experience, preferably hard goods with import experience
  • Bachelor’s degree: Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to lead and motivate, prior supervisory or management experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Data and results driven
  • Ability to objectively consider alternatives and quickly implement appropriate actions to address root cause issues
  • Comfortable with continuous change
  • Able to effectively prioritize time as well as internal and external customer requests

When you join Team Vortex, you’ll enjoy:
  • Great health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and holidays
  • 401(k), life insurance and short- and long-term disability
  • Various onsite amenities including a fitness center, a nature preserve with walking trails and dog friendly work areas
  • Neighboring daycare facility
  • Casual and flexible work environment
  • Employee discounts on industry leading products

What’s it like to join Team Vortex?
From the production floor to the repair room, from consumer sales to new product development, we’re a growing team of makers and doers, working together to give our customers an experience they’ll never forget. Our employees thrive in situations that require demonstrating our core values:
  • About You
  • Customer is King
  • Willingness to Shovel Snow
  • Be the Buffalo

*Must already be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer
*This is a full-time, onsite position located in Barneveld, WI (~ 30 miles from Madison, WI)

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