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Director, Supply Planning and Planning Excellence

Are you passionate about supply planning and do you want to work at the core of Pandora's daily operations? Do you believe in system anchored planning and want help design the planning setup of Pandora's future? Then you could be our new Supply Planning & Planning Excellence Director!

Job Description

As Director of Supply Planning & Planning Excellence at Pandora you will be the overall responsible for a team of 5 managing the inventory at the DCs and service levels to stores in the region. You will work in close cooperation with the global network of DCs, merchandising/ product teams, as well as the rest of the global planning team including our production in Thailand.

Further, you are responsible for a Planning Excellence team of 4, responsible for managing our planning system (Logility), driving development initiatives to support our planning across all of Group Supply Chain, as well as lead the design of our global value chain planning concept “Planning Blueprint”. The position offers a mix between being right in the center of execution to support the commercial agenda (including delivering on Programme NOW brand re-launch), while in parallel keeping a strategic development perspective on the value chain planning setup.

Your areas of responsibility: 

You will ensure high availability of products to markets served out of the DCs while balancing inventory levels and addressing excess together with our S&OP team. You will be part of a great global planning community and contribute in development of planning processes across functions, incl. collaborative planning with regional and global stakeholders to support the strategic ‘Programme NOW’ agenda and the next chapter of E2E planning. You will own all internal processes around utilizing Logility in our planning and you can expect to elevate the following job assignments:

Responsible for global supply planning with team of 5 supply planners, including:

  • Ensure availability of inventory at DCs and balance service to retail with inventory levels
  • Deliver executional transparency and being on top of global value chain performance
  • Operational execution of product life cycle planning, including ensuring supply for new launches
  • Collaborative value chain planning with merchandising, regional operations and factories in Thailand
  • Facilitate weekly planning and order placement cadence, including owner of internal “drumbeat alignment” meetings.

Responsible for driving improvements with PLEX team of 4 advanced planning specialists, including: 

  • Responsible for Planning Blueprint (E2E value chain planning concept)
  • Responsible for advanced planning system (Logility)
  • Responsible for Group Supply Chain BI and reporting suite
  • Responsible for changing the business pipeline.

What is needed to succeed: 

  • A relevant university degree at master level within e.g. Supply Chain Management, Management Engineering, Economics or Business Management
  • + 6 years of experience within planning, processes, supply planning, merchandising or supply chain development
  • +3 years of management and leadership experience 
  • Global stakeholder management experience from an international organization
  • Experience with advanced planning systems e.g. AX Dynamics and Logility or other similar application ownership, preferably including experience with Agile ways of working.

Your personal qualifications makes a difference:

You might be the person we are looking for if you are hungry, smart and humble with a great love for diversity! You are not afraid of making decisions and you have a holistic view of the business and act on behalf of the full value chain; You believe in succeeding as a team. You have a relentless focus on operational execution and have the ability to get things done when in ‘crunch time’. You are able to work strategically to drive improvement within your own realm and across the company, including being able to communicate on all levels of the organization.

Your new team:

Pandora is a company with a big heart that takes great pride in treating our people well. We are a part of the department Group Supply Chain, which also consist of a S&OP and a POSM team, as well as regional operations teams across the globe. You will work out of the Copenhagen office; an international hub of can-do spirited, passionate, performance driven people. You will be managing the ‘Supply Planning and Planning Excellence’ team with 9 people who work closely together, help each other out and appreciate an informal and humorous tone.

Additional information:

This role is based in the Pandora Global Office in Copenhagen, Denmark. Candidates should be willing to travel approximately 20 days a year to long-haul locations such as Bangkok, Baltimore and Hong Kong. Start date is as soon as possible.

Did we get your attention?

We hope you got all your questions answered and feel confident applying for this position, however if you have more questions regarding the position, please contact: 
Beth Butda
Recruiter, Global Office
+45 27889062

If you see yourself in the position and would like to become a part of the Pandora's future please use the "Apply online". We look forward to hear from you!

Deadline: 10-11-2019.

We process applications on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. You can also read more about Pandora on our corporate site

Icing on the cake

You will be working out of our beautiful Head Office in Copenhagen V, established in 2016 and designed to unite and inspire our teams. Beside from our beautiful interior design we are also proud of our LEED Gold Certification for Energy and Environmental Design. This means that we use as few natural resources as possible and that we use them with respect. The result is a professional and dynamic space that is unique, comfortable and inspirational – and delivers a true Pandora experience to anyone who works here or comes to visit.

Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through more than 7,500 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores.
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs more than 26,000 people worldwide of whom more than 11,500 are located in Thailand, where the Company manufactures its jewellery. Pandora is publicly listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2018, Pandora’s total revenue was DKK 22.8 billion (approximately EUR 3.1 billion).
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