Full-time Email Us Inventory Planning Strategist - Manila, Ph

at Balsam International in Metro Manila

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Balsam International is looking for an Inventory Planning Strategist who will be responsible for guiding products through each part of the supply chain process, as well as delivering comprehensive data analytics to be used to improve forecasting, identify new opportunities, and drive profit. He/She will also get to collaborate on in-depth cross-functional projects which will have a direct impact on our business. One day you might partner with our e-Commerce team to see how product data could help drive better forecasting; the next day you might work with our marketing partners to learn what data is collected, and how it can tie into supply chain optimization efforts.

Our ideal candidate will be joining our growing team of Supply Chain professionals and get the chance to solve real world business problems and grow your skillset alongside the dynamic team. He/She will directly report to our Demand Planning Strategist.

What you'll be doing:

Work with the Planning team to improve and execute the demand forecasting and supply planning methodologies.
Partner closely with our Operations team and external partners to ensure timely and accurate execution of inventory plans.
Operate system-based processes and procedures for planning, order management, purchasing and supply chain.
Create, manage, and audit large data sets, which will drive various planning models.
Drive automation and documentation of planning functions and processes.
Assist merchant teams in planning for New Product Introductions (NPIs).
What you bring to the table:

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management (or related).
With 3-5 years of experience in data management or supply chain role at an international firm.
Experience with SKU level forecasting, including new product introductions.
Willingness and excitement for maintaining, updating, and organizing data.
Demonstrable skill for drawing insights from and spotting problems within data.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Strong work ethic and positivity.
Strong attention to detail when identifying data relationships, trends, and anomalies.
Creative problem solver.
Ability to take initiative and deliver tangible results under deadlines.
Experience in retail, CPG, or manufacturing preferred.
Experience with Lean or Six Sigma would be a bonus.
Experience with highly seasonal products would be a bonus.
Comfortable working through a task via electronic means (email, chat and task management applications).
Our must-haves:

Must live within Metro Manila only.
Must be willing to join occasional in-person meetings.
Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications:
For Windows users:

OS: Windows 7 – 64 bit or better
Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
RAM/Memory: 4GB or higher
Hard Drive: 500GB or higher
For Mac users:

Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Start-up Disk Macintosh HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB
Must have a back-up laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues.
Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 5MBPS.
Must have a back-up internet connection of the same speed, if primary connection becomes spotty.
Must have licensed MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) including Outlook.
Note: An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process.

Status: Full Time.

Location: Our corporate offices are based in Northern California with a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines. The Inventory Planning Strategist is a remote working position in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are ideally located within easy driving distance to Metro Manila for team outings. They have a great working environment at home with at least 5MBPS internet connection speed. Company executives visit the Philippines regularly so team members attend in-person meetings from time to time.


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