The North Face; Senior Analyst, Supply Planning - Special Make Up (SMU)


Aug 5th, 2022
$ 73440 - 110160 / Year
Vans is a state of mind. Thinking differently. Embracing creative self-expression. Authenticity and progression. Choosing your own line on your board and in your life. Vans holds over 50 years of youth culture connectivity and continues to advance its roots in action sports while recognizing the global “Off the Wall” connection between the brand and art, action sports, music and street culture enthusiasts.

Today, the Vans brand evolution continues- from its foundation as an original skateboarding company since '66, to a leading action sports brand, to defining its anthem of living 'Off the Wall' as youth culture. From its birthplace on the West Coast, Vans has grown beyond a shoe. It's a global movement- reaching from Barcelona to Beijing, Sao Paulo to Sydney, Orange County to New York.

Vans goes to market through its network of deeply rooted wholesale partners and its direct-to-consumer platform with more than 450 owned retail stores worldwide. Given this amazing platform to connect with consumers, we're constantly looking for better and more creative ways to amplify the brand's in-store presence. And equally strong is the Vans' extraordinary e-commerce and social media presence, inclusive of its digital video platform, Through its various online channels, Vans has access to over 14 million brand loyalists at any given time.

At Vans®, providing consumer-focused product is essential and among perhaps one of the staunchest critics there is - the world's youth - the continued relevance and authenticity of Vans' product, whether performance-based or fashion-forward, must be in the right balance at all times. From weatherizing the head-to-toe collections to enhancing the durability of the performance based footwear, Vans is elevating the level of quality and technology and enabling active consumers everywhere to enjoy Vans through all four seasons.

We also believe it's important to deliver more than just great products. Vans supports the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression by promoting the sports, music, art and culture that matter most. The Vans team includes many top names in action sports including skateboarding legends Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi, skate pros Geoff Rowley, Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett and Tony Trujillo, BMX riders Dakota Roche and Scotty Cranmer, surfers Dane Reynolds, Nathan Fletcher, Joel Tudor and Leila Hurst and snowboarders Louri Podladtchikov, Andreas Wiig, and Hana Beaman.

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Vans® is part of VF Corporation one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Dickies®, Eastpak®, Kipling®, icebreaker®, Napapijri® and many more.

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That’s what we want for everyone who joins us at VF. And frankly, that’s what it takes to thrive here too.

Costa Mesa, CA

JOB TITLE: Senior Analyst, Supply Planning SMU (TNF)

At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration. We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead. The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product. We believe that exploration is a mindset – both on the mountain and off the mountain – and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.

The Senior Analyst, Supply Planning SMU (TNF) is responsible for creating production plans for Special Make Up (SMU) product based on forecasted business demands and inventory guidelines. This role is also responsible for on time, full service delivery to meet customer and distribution channel expectations. To do so this individual is expected to work closely with other team members and cross functional partners. This individual will also manage and participate in regional and global supply chain projects with a focus on driving process improvement and efficiency within the supply chain organization.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Manage all Special Make Up (SMU) supply orders to ensure on time, high level of service delivery.
  • Execute steps to issue, confirm and track orders. Proactively identify, escalate, and resolve delays with or to cross-functional partners and leadership. Support the development of the time and action calendars to deliver SMUs.
  • Recommend product purchases based on demand inputs and other crucial supply planning criteria (current inventory levels, capacity, and buy readiness). Issue purchase requisitions to Global Sourcing Teams.
  • Track conversion of purchase requisitions to vendor purchase orders while managing MOQ, surcharge and liability decisions.
  • Continually monitor demand needs and supply timing to identify issues and opportunities.
  • Closely partner with cross functional stakeholders to ensure delivery of financial objectives.
  • Partner cross-functionally to ensure changes to product or orders are processed in a timely manner.
  • Participate in monthly S&OP process by highlighting to senior leadership issues and opportunities to drive improved supply chain operational performance and achieve business objectives.
  • Participate in longer term view of supply availability taking into consideration demand needs by product type and any potential capacity or material constraints.
  • Participate in key projects to evolve supply chain capabilities.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and reporting as required.
  • Key partners include Global Sourcing, Logistics, Demand Planning, Finance, Retail Buyers, Product Teams and Customer Service.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college or university (preferred concentration in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management)
  • At least 3 years of applicable planning or supply chain operations experience
  • APICS or Six-Sigma Certifications are a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand, assess, & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively
  • Project management and presentation skills
  • Advanced Excel Skills (pivot tables, macros)
  • Understanding of reporting tools (Cognos/Brio)
  • Experience in project planning and implementation
  • Self-starter with excellent follow through
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • SAP experience a plus

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Up to 5% travel expected

Salary Range :

$73,440.00 USD – $110,160.00 USD annually

Annual Incentive Eligibility :

This position is eligible to participate in a VF Incentive Plan. Detailed information on incentive plans will be provided during the recruiting process.

Benefits at VF :

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year’s medical plan rates on and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Unless prohibited by applicable law, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information will be provided during the recruitment process.

Please note, that our salary ranges are based on market pay data and geographical differentials. In determining the compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.


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