Altra: Sr. Planning Analyst

VF Corporation - Denver, CO3.8

While working at a running store, Altra Founders Golden Harper and Brian Beckstead were frustrated that modern running shoe technology caused poor running form and had not decreased running injuries. Their passion to create a shoe that followed the science produced Altra’s FootShapeTM toe box and Zero DropTM platform. Since its founding in 2011, Harper and Beckstead have grown Altra from one to 25 shoe styles, winning multiple Editor’s Choice awards and distribution in more than 60 countries.
This alternative and creative approach to footwear attracts outside the box thinkers and athletes from both customers and employees alike. What started in a basement 7 years ago has grown and expanded to an entire footwear revolution. By joining the Altra family you will be part of a movement. A movement that is personified throughout our talented and diverse workforce. We are looking for employees with high integrity, an aggressive work load capability, and passion to promote this unique and authentic brand. We push the limit of what healthy athletic footwear and apparel is by being at the forefront of our industry in creativity and functional movement. These same employees can be found regularly running ultra races, biking to work, hiking in our beautiful mountains and many other outdoor or athletic pursuits. #altraruns #zerolimits #embracethespace Altra is a subsidiary of VF Corp. VF’s purpose is to “power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet.” Altra is proud to be the latest VF acquisition. POSITION SUMMARY The Sr. Planning Analyst’s primary responsibilities include the creation of the demand plan based on Merchandising and Sales input, financial targets, historical data and the market trend and the development of the supply plan for a set of defined sourced factories based on most current capacity information and in line with global processes, procedures and supply requirements. This position is temporarily based in Logan, UT before Altra’s corporate headquarters relocate to Denver, CO in the coming year. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Analyze various inputs including Sales Orders, input from Merchandising and Sales and historical trend information to produce the most accurate demand forecast. Develop the supply buy based upon demand inputs and other crucial supply planning criteria (inventory, capacity, buy readiness, and raw materials). Manually manipulate requirements to fit within capacity, ramps and/or resource anomalies (Chinese New Year, shutdown periods) as well as inventory ownership rules. Responsible for timely and accurate execution of all weekly planning routines (forecast upload, review of plans, master scheduling, preparing buy upload, communicating of capacity variances etc.). Support the Global Supply Planning process and address issues regarding drops, minimum issues, re-buy possibilities off cycle buys and ensure that vendor confirmation of buy quantities and ship dates are in line with PR creation. Track the alignment between supply and demand to assure the timely availability of products globally for forecast requirements. Communicate and collaborate with Sales and Supply Chain to bridge gaps. Contribute to the monthly S&OP meetings; highlight issues and provide the necessary information and monitor compliance with agreed upon actions. Support the development of the Inventory Plan and forecast. Measure adherence to key measures and support corrective actions to comply with working capital plans. Analyze and report out SKU productivity to inform the business and initiate action. Ad hoc analysis and reporting as required. SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree 2-3 years experience in a Corporate Supply Chain environment; demand or supply planning desired Experience in Footwear and/or Apparel industry preferred APICS certification is preferred but not required Excellent communication (oral & written) skills Strong organizational skills High customer focus with the ability to drive for results Ability to work/communicate with all levels of the organization Develops collaborative and diverse relationships Ability to understand, assess & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills Computer literate in a Windows environment: Excel, Word, Power Point. High proficiency in Excel is required Must be knowledgeable in the operation of order management systems, SAP is preferred Understanding of reporting tools is an asset (Cognos/Brio) Experience with forecasting/planning tools is required, Logility/i2 experience is preferred