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Associate Demand Planner

Wolverine Worldwide | Rockford, Michigan Apply

General Function

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Hush Puppies is the go-to footwear, accessory and apparel brand that delivers the right mix of timeless style, dependable comfort and quality.  Since 1958, the brand has defined authentic casual style for generations of consumers around the world.  Today, Hush Puppies is the favorite shoe for all who embrace the lighthearted spirit and modern style of this iconic brand – represented by our lovable basset hound! With over 17 Million pairs sold every year in over 165 countries around the world, Hush Puppies has become more than a global brand, it's a household name and a cultural icon!  We invented casual style, you make it your own. Hush Puppies.

The Associate Demand Planner is part of the Global Demand Planning team, which owns and is accountable for the global alignment from all regions for asset management, demand planning, supply planning, and fiscal alignment.

Primary Duties

  • Material Master Support: Administer material number stock status changes with direction from leadership.
  • Service, Margin, Quality: Run/compile standardized reporting and analyze current lead times, service levels, and stock quality mix for planning evaluation.
  • Run/compile standardized reporting regarding on-hand SKU counts to ensure benchmarking against established KPIs.
  • Consistently monitor changes in production flow, anticipate results of these changes, and initiate appropriate adjustments when results negatively affect plans and commitments
  • Identify delivery issues, and construct solutions
  • Run/update standardized reporting regarding booking activity vs published availability dates to allow planning to evaluate exceptions-based issues for resolution.
  • Execute size/width simulation to ensure appropriate purchases per established curve. Maintain delivery information on all open purchase orders from issuance to receipt. Update standardized buying reports weekly to support buying process.
  • Track commercialization and sourcing operations team to ensure production output will support largest weekly volumes. Identify delivery issues and work with planning team to construct solutions.
  • Update and release production POs with corrected size/width information with Manager guidance.
  • Revise purchase order line item detail to ensure SAP reflects the most accurate ETAs for customer deliveries.
  • Review and respond to factory delay notices with Manager guidance.
  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong Excel Capabilities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Basic understanding of product lifecycle planning
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • SAP experience preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

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