The primary role of the Planner/Buyer is to develop, execute, monitor and manage the demand and supply plan for assigned goods. Tasked with using internal forecast data, historical system data and other inputs and insights to develop demand plans, along with providing purchase execution, guidance and management of supply plans required to support corporate goals and objectives.
Generate, review and analyze and manage system demand plan, demand history and business inputs to develop executable procurement plan in support of strategic objectives
Execute strategic procurement plan using demand plan output, inventory and supplier metrics in support of strategic business objectives
Create and execute purchases and perform purchase order maintenance using ERP system
Establish, monitor and manage supplier delivery plans to achieve desired service levels, minimize stock-outs, working capital expense and delivery costs
Support the division’s Sales and Marketing programs and initiatives to ensure adequate inventory is planned and available to support product launch, business initiatives, promotions and events
Work closely with Data Management team to ensure system integrity of supply chain parameters and settings in support of approved business and working capital objectives
Provide reporting, KPI updates and metric data related to supply chain indices as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Functional knowledge of planning, forecasting, purchasing execution and supplier relationship management, along with related supply chain areas
Understanding of the use of technology tools that enable demand and supply planning and reporting, along with collaboration with external stakeholders
Strong attention to detail
Strong mathematical / statistical abilities
Proficient with Excel
Strong communication and presentation skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
Ability to handle multiple tasks, problem solve with awareness of deadlines
Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Experience with Planning and ERP systems preferred
Generally requires a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience required, preferably in an e-commerce environment. Natural Products experience a plus.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field preferred, or a combination of education and equivalent work experience. APICS Membership and participation encouraged. Certified CPIM, CFPIM, or CSCP desired.
Please Note: At this time we are not offering any employer-sponsored work authorization.
iHerb Inc.is a leading online retailer of nutritional supplement and wellness products (vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, bath and beauty, pet care, sports nutrition and children's health). Via its e-Commerce website, iHerb.com delivers 35,000 products from over 1,500 brands direct to the customer in more than 180 countries. iHerb carries trusted brands customers love around the world.
iHerb's growth has been recognized by Internet Retailer as a top 500 e-Commerce provider in North America and recently as a top 300 mobile commerce business in the world. In 2013 Google bestowed iHerb with its Google Trusted Store designation having shipped over 1,000,000 orders to customers in the US market with a 98% on-time shipping and a 99.9% issue free orders.