SharkNinja
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Director, Supply Planning

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Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high-quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do.

Overview:

Based in Needham, Massachusetts, and reporting to the Senior Director, Global Supply Planning, the Director, Supply Planning is accountable for ensuring the global supply of products and in alignment with the demand forecast for a select portion of the global product portfolio.  The role is responsible for the inventory strategy and capacity plan that enable products to be delivered on time and in full, including new products in the portfolio.  This role is also responsible for developing and executing strategies to ensure that excess and obsolete inventory is minimized.

The Director, Supply Planning proactively drives business results through strong collaboration with Global Operations associates, cross-functional associates (e.g. Manufacturing, Demand Planning) and external partners (e.g. third party manufacturers).

The Director, Supply Planning will have strong supply planning experience and leadership experience in organizations known for world-class supply chain. This leader must be a proactive, action-oriented business leader with the ability to identify risk, make decisions, and drive mitigation plans for the assigned portfolio. S/he must be a dynamic leader with strong executive presence and business credibility. Most importantly, this individual must balance the strategic and hands-on requirements of this position with a flexible working style and a proven ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders.

Here are some of the EXCITING things you'll have to do:

  • Lead a team to ensure on time and in full product delivery for both retail and direct to consumer channels, based on the demand plan
  • Own development and execution of the inventory strategy for assigned portfolio of products, ensuring that excess and obsolete inventory is minimized, and inventory parameters are updated according to cross-functional inputs
  • Own the capacity plan for assigned portfolio and provide recommendations for investment as appropriate.
  • Leverage industry best practices specific to capacity planning, supply planning and inventory management. Use thought leadership to anticipate future needs and changes that may be required.
  • For assigned portfolio, maintain inventory parameter assignment, translating inputs from Demand Planning and Portfolio management into a network supply plan, and collaborating with cross functional partners to ensure the plan is managed according to constraints and targets are aligned with the business strategy.
  • Partner with peers and leadership to drive continuous improvement in processes and overall performance. Use technology, dashboards and analytics to ensure strategic objectives for assigned portfolio are met.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

The Director, Supply Planning will have strong supply planning experience and leadership experience in organizations known for world-class supply chain. This leader must be a proactive, action-oriented business leader with the ability to identify risk, make decisions, and drive mitigation plans for the assigned portfolio. S/he must be a dynamic leader with strong executive presence and business credibility. Most importantly, this individual must balance the strategic and hands-on requirements of this position with a flexible working style and a proven ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Bachelors degree in Business preferred or equivalent work experience 
  • Minimum 10 years of Global Supply Planning experience; broader supply chain experience a plus
  • 5+ years of demonstrated progressive leadership experience
  • Experience leading a team of direct reports.
  • Strong working knowledge of industry trends and best practices in planning
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of supply planning and inventory management industry best practices, as well as working knowledge of S&OP and participation and support of Supply Reviews
  • Exposure and understanding of global supply chain dynamics, tradeoffs, and considerations
  • Strong business and financial acumen with a proactive, solutions-oriented approach to risk management
  • Strong process orientation and track record of reducing costs, while enabling strong service.  Experience collaborating with and influencing partners to accomplish short and long term business goals
  • Track record of communicating globally and working effectively cross functionally
  • English fluency required. Other languages helpful
  • CPG background preferred
  • Certification in Planning or Supply Chain Management (e.g. APICS or CSCP) strongly preferred

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel Required (Domestic & International) - up to 20%
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate virtual meetings with other regions



At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA.

 

YOUR ROLE in leading our SUCCESS DRIVERS & representing our UNIQUE MINDSET

  • Lead us to be “RARELY SATISFIED” 
  • Make things better each day; “PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION”
  • Use your knowledge of our consumer, understand that “DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”
  • Deliver something great; “WINNING IS A TEAM SPORT”
  • Be clear and honest, “COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT” 

 

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What are SharkNinja Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja Benefits Overview

All full time employees who work at least 30 hours per week or more are eligible for company benefits. These include several Medical plans, Dental, Vision, Health & Dependent Care FSA, HSA, company paid Life insurance, company paid AD&D, company paid Disability, Supplemental Life, Critical Illness, 401(k) & Company Match, Pet Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, generous Paid Parental Leave, Calm Premium, TaskHuman, Pre-Paid Legal Plan, generous Time Off, Charitable Matching, Associate Discount on SharkNinja products, Referral Bonuses, Onsite Gym, & Fitness Classes in our Needham office, Summer Friday’s, and much more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
As part of our time off, you are eligible for 8 hours of paid volunteer time.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
SharkNinja allows employees work remotely pending manager's discretion.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Black Affinity Group, Women's WE Lead Affinity Group, Middle Eastern and North Africa Affinity Group, LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Group fitness classes in our Needham, MA location
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
SharkNinja matches 100% for the first 3% contributed and 50% for the next 2% for a total of 4%. You are eligible for matching on your first day of employment.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
SharkNinja will match up to $500 of your charitable contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Fresh fruit and snacks available all days, free breakfast Friday's and free food trucks on Thursday in the summer
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Our associates working onsite enjoy breakfast on Friday!
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education available during work hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

SharkNinja enjoys half day Fridays in August. Summer also bring Food Trucks and Ice Cream Thursdays. Associates also enjoy discounted products for family and friends, including our annual holiday sale.

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