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VF Planning Specialist - Senior Process Associate - English

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 Inviting applications for the role of the VF Planning Specialist – Senior Process Associate - English!

The purpose of this role is to schedule and deploy finished products at Contract Operators in compliance with output reliability, customer service, inventory and procurement objectives. 


  • Manage short and mid-term supply plan for Contract Operator(s) based on the forecasts of Client entities in Europe and globally:
    • Prepare weekly short and mid-term supply plan for respective 3rd party manufacture(s) / Global Client partner
    • Raise Purchase Orders for all Contract Operators or Global Client partner
    • Monitor 3PM production output and coordinate priorities with category, MSO and 3PM in light of service and stock risks.

For import to Europe also:

    • Upload European demand to respective external systems
    • Monitor of stock in transit through Ocean shipping
    • Manage repacking demand and transactions with Ocean Hub (OH)
    • Manage deliveries of repacked stock from OH to European MSOs,
    • In case airfreight needed, prepare necessary documents to obtain senior stakeholders approvals.
    • E2E responsibility for setting up MD at OH including bought in prices for intercompany transactions.
  • Manage KPI delivery for respective portfolio:
    • Inventory:
      • Review items with excess inventory / supply shortages, coordinate resolution with 3PM and respective SC representative: P&I, MSO sales, material suppliers/ procurement, quality/R&D
      • Proactively prevent oversupply by challenging P&I innovation initiatives, production MOQ with EM Procurement, escalate unconsumed production
    • Service:
      • Manage escalation for service risk with 3PM, lead communication flow between MSO, Contract Operator and other respective players
      • Lead discussion with material supplier in case of material shortage, escalate to procurement if needed.
      • Asses the service risk impact and escalate if needed to correct instance: VF leader, VF Manager, Category Manager or P&I/3PMO etc.
      • Review SC with support of the leader to safeguard service: safety stock on FG, SS on critical components, individual agreements with supplier etc.
    • Obsoletes:
      • Manage product switch and phasing in/out, coordination of first and last production with MSO and P&I to minimize business wastes (BW)
      • Proactively work with the copacker on BW reduction: shelf life extension, stock transfers, challenge component MOQ and evaluate additional cost vs. stock impact, advising P&I on alternative usage of the component.
      • Continues review of copacker internal processes to identify improvement opportunities, support in implementing those.
  • Timely introduction of new products and materials - in collaboration with P&I/ 3PMO, R&D, brand etc.
    • Project team member responsible for tasks, such as CO readiness, master data quality check, process definition, coordination of MPT’s,
    • Challenging project assumptions in light of agility priorities (monthly production, material pre-orders etc.) and current SC setup, safeguarding planning principles
    • Manage implementation of new suppliers into VF operations: arrange onboarding training, participate in SC design and set up, contribute to SLA.
  • Carry out weekly planning meetings and monthly performance meetings for suppliers, MSO or other required to deliver above targets.


Minimum qualifications

  • University Graduate (min. Bachelor)
  • Relevant years of supply planning experience (including production or material planning etc.)
  • English fluency
  • Very communication skills
  • Good overall computer skills (MS Office, focus on Excel)
  • Experience in working with SAP, APO as an advantage
  • Analytical skills, multitasking
  • Customer Service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Bias for action and accountability

What can we offer?

  • Attractive salary;
  • Stable job offers - employment contract
  • Work in a multicultural and diverse environment with employees from over 30 countries
  • Genpact supports professional tranings and great career development opportunities
  • Free access to our award-winning learning platform
  • Benefits such as Insurance, Luxmed, additional vacation days, biking policy

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Job: Senior Process Associate

Job ID: CPG031402

Primary Location: Poland - Katowice

Education Level: Master's / Equivalent

Job Posting: Mar 28, 2022

Master Skills List: Operations

Job Category: Full Time