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Production Planning Manager, Merchandise Operations

Country : USA USA

State : South Carolina

County : York County

Town : Fort Mill

Category : Merchandising

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger... At Ross and dd's, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Production Planning Manager role is a new position created to support a key company initiative of advancing our Distribution Center (DC) inbound and outbound production planning processes. This individual will interface with Supply Chain leadership, DCs, Transportation, Corporate Planning, Finance, and IT. Responsibilities of the position include furthering our DC production planning platforms, managing projects with cross functional impacts, performing business analysis activities, and working with key users in the continual improvements of business processes within the supply chain environment. This individual will utilize critical thinking and analytical prowess to identify and solve problems. In addition, by following data patterns and insights, this individual should recommend ideas to leadership that will ultimately improve supply chain effectiveness and company profitability. Individual will be required to act as a logistics subject matter expert and work efficiently within the organization and guide leadership when questions arise.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develop and Operate as subject matter expert for logistic systems and processes
- Drive creative and production planning improvements, focusing on advancing our processes with intelligence/automation and possible 3rd party software selection and implementation
- Proactively introduce and assess if new concepts/ideas and existing processes will provide the return necessary to warrant project investment through data and reporting analysis
- Troubleshoot issues associated with the planning and actualization of merchandise flow
- Develop and maintain reporting established to measure project progress and effectiveness
- Communicate strategy and plans across the organization
- Manage a team of Analyst(s), including career and professional coaching and development of associates
COMPETENCIES:
- Adaptability
- Initiative
- Analysis and Judgment
- Drive for results
- Communication
- Critical thinking
- Creativity
- Collaboration
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
- 5+ years working in a large to medium size company
- Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, able to comprehend and quickly break down complex scenarios/data/problems and come up with thoughtful and valuable insights/ideas/solutions
- A solid understanding of best practices in retail/consumer goods and/or supply chain/logistics/distribution
- Experience in executive level communication and facilitating meetings that effectively drive decisions or alignment
- Track record of being collaborative with and influencing peers and leaders
- Willingness and flexibility to jump into the details to get the job done
- Advanced MS Excel skills
- 2+ years of people management experience
- Bachelor's degree required
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
One or multiple Analyst(s)
DISCLAIMER
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.
Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
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