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Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning job

Allbirds, Inc. jobs
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Other/Not Classified
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Quality of Life
Company Name:  Allbirds, Inc.
Country:  United States
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San Francisco, CA | Global Planning and Merchandising Team | Reports to the Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations


Who is Allbirds?


At Allbirds, we’re on a mission to prove that comfort, good design and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We are dedicated to making the most sustainable footwear we can using premium natural materials, designed for the to and fro of everyday life. Our commitment to making better shoes in a better way is fueled by a belief that the shoe industry needs to focus less on flash and more on thoughtfulness. With funding from the leading venture capitalists in consumer products, and the founding CEOs of some of the greatest e-commerce businesses in recent history, our desire to shake up the footwear industry is off to a great start. In fact, TIME already called our first shoe, the Wool Runners, the most comfortable in the world, and there is much more to come.


Where do we need help?


Allbirds is in the process of building a world class operational team to increase our ability to consistently surprise and delight our customers while making the most positive impact to our environment. As we continue to grow at an enormous pace, we need to ensure that we manage our supply chain efficiently from start to finish.


The Global Planning team plays a critical role in ensuring this occurs. The team currently manages several aspects of the supply chain process – for example, procuring key raw materials, managing finished good vendor communication, forecasting supply and demand across all our assortments and geographies, and keeping a close eye on inventory levels.


We are looking for a Senior Manager of Supply Chain Planning to build out and lead our planning function that includes merchandising, demand, supply and S&OP. The perfect fit would be somebody that knows the fundamentals of planning, inventory management, and inventory allocation, and likes to get their hands directly into the details while building out our processes, team and function. We are looking for a highly analytical individual, who is comfortable dealing with large sets of data and thinks outside the box. Additionally, this individual should possess excellent leadership and communication skills. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be close to the actual strategy and execution of manufacturing, merchandising and analytical side of consumer products planning. The successful candidate will work cross functionally to match supply with demand, working closely with product development, analytics, logistics, finance and Marketing.


What does the job entail?



  • Manage the planning of our raw materials and finished goods globally, including:


    • Working with design, marketing, finance, and sales (e-commerce and retail) to build a top-down / bottoms-up demand plan

    • Plan purchases of raw materials considering the demand forecast, product assortment and lead times

    • Plan finished goods purchases and work with our mill and / or factory to solve any issues with the plan


  • Lead the S&OP process that brings cross-functional stakeholders together to make inventory decisions

  • Work with our retail operations team to plan and allocation product to our retail stores

  • Contribute to the development of our inventory strategies that include:


    • Planning and staging of raw materials

    • Optimizing our inventory position and turns in both our DC and stores

    • Working with finance to optimize working capital plans


  • Lead important planning related initiatives including:

  • Defining how our planning process will scale with the growth of the business

  • Building forecasting, replenishment, and order models

  • Identifying tools and systems that are right for our business

  • Establish and monitor operational performance via KPIs such as in stock rate and inventory turns

  • Hire, manage, and develop professionals as we build out our planning team


What might describe you.


You are a planning leader with enviable drive, the ability to develop meaningful relationships with partners, and a keen attention to detail. Candidates should have:



  • 6 - 10 years of relevant planning experience with apparel, footwear or consumer products

  • Solid knowledge of demand, supply, and merchandise planning fundamentals

  • Experience with cross functional teams such as logistics/warehousing, finance, etc, and international vendors and suppliers.

  • Ability to both think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of comfort in working with numbers

  • Curious and eager person who questions assumptions, and takes initiative to solve problems.

  • Attention to detail. Ability to sort through large sources of information, identify patterns and abnormalities.

  • Excellent communicator. Ability to quickly grasp new concepts, ask appropriate questions when information or instruction is not entirely clear.

  • Experience working with planning tools and systems  

  • Highly collaborative way of working and partnering with key stakeholders

  • Entrepreneurial, self-direct and resourceful – someone who will thrive in a highly dynamic, and unstructured environment relative to a large corporation

  • Passionate professional who can help us drive our mission to create better shoes in a better way


More practical skills needed:



  • BA/BS or equivalent, preferably with quantitative focus. MBA preferred.

  • Advanced Excel and modeling skills are a must

  • Deep analytical mindset, and problem solving acumen

  • Experience with international vendor negotiation and management a plus

  • Knowledge of ERP systems / SAP a plus


What can we offer?



  • Competitive salary + equity

  • Health insurance

  • Fitness benefits

  • 401k retirement savings plan

  • Paid parental leave

  • Free shoes

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