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Position Overview:

The Inventory and Forecasting Manager supervises and leads the inventory planning team, working directly with our distribution centers and partnering with the buyer planners and transfer teams. This position will impact the Company’s bottom line by managing the inventory at the distribution center level, increasing fill rates and reducing obsolescence. Additionally, The Inventory and Forecasting Manager will successfully serve as liaison between local distribution centers and the purchasing team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall direction to and coordination/evaluation to the inventory planning team.
  • Create inventory target settings based on demand and supply variability partnering with buyer planners.
  • Participate or lead plan meetings, raising problems and potential solutions.
  • Establish and report on KPI’s for the department.
  • Maintain awareness of work status, progress and priorities. Address issues and perform disciplinary actions.
  • Perform spot checks on work; analyze issues to ensure integrity of the processes. Manage the information related to distribution center level forecast, forecast accuracy and objectives.
  • Create and maintain reports with reliable/high accuracy information.
  • Provide expertise with regards to creating and maintaining data analysis to extract valuable information and summarize concisely and accurately in writing and/or orally.
  • Examine, recommend and implement systems, controls, procedures and policies that improve inventory efficiency and accountability.
  • Implement measures to prevent stock-outs of top-selling SKU’s and discontinue aging inventory at distribution center levels.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of departments including, purchasing, transfers, customer service, sales and supply chain.
  • Influence divisional business decisions through analytics presented to senior management.

Qualifications, Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance) or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • This position requires 5+ years experience in inventory supply planning, inventory control, demand planning, forecasting or other related supply chain activities.
  • Collaborative partner and thoughtful leader who thrives in a growing business where actions will directly increase revenue.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment and diplomacy.
  • Ability to make decisions with limited information.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Expert Level in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Adaptable and comfortable in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to operate ERP and supporting software packages; experience with Rocky Soft highly desired; experience with EPICOR a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment
  • Occasional extended hours required
  • Travel required

Disclaimer:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@sunlightsupply.com


Job Purpose:

The inventory planner will be responsible for demand management and inventory planning for their assigned distribution centers. The primary focus is maintaining a high fill rate and low obsolescence to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. The Inventory Planner will regularly interact with all purchasing, transfers, sales, operations, customer service and logistic teams to meet strategic company goals. The planner will communicate the desired demand changes to ensure high accuracy of forecast needs. This position will serve as liaison between local distribution centers and the purchasing team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate meetings with sales, customer service and operations teams to validate local distribution centers forecasts.
  • Support internal customer service inquiries.
  • Identify current and potential product shortages, develop and execute recovery, advise interested parties of status and recovery plans.
  • Constant interaction with sales and assessment of demand requirements.
  • Coordinate SKU level unit forecasts with buyer planners.
  • Achieve consensus on operating plans and inventory goals.
  • Provide reports and requested information to management as needed.
  • Responsible for all representation of assigned distribution centers inventory needs.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a partnership with the transfer team to right size the inventory at assigned local distribution centers.
  • Travel required.

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance) or related field preferred.
  • 3 years experience in product planning and/or supply chain.
  • Good understanding of supply chain metrics.
  • Experience in procurement of goods, materials and supplies.
  • Strong understanding of sales, marketing and operations in a distribution company.
  • Strong analytical, auditing and research skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus.
  • Understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to maintain composure in high stress situations with suppliers, peers and internal customers.
  • Microsoft Office application experience a must.
  • Detail oriented and organized in work.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.
  • Proactive and independent.
  • Flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Experience with Rocky Soft purchasing a plus, Epicor ERP system desirable.
  • Team player, experience with working in a highly cross-functional organization.

Work Environment:

This position works in an office setting. Ability to sit for long periods in front of a computer is expected. Frequent to constant repetitive hand and arm movements throughout the work day are required. Occasional bending, squatting, twisting, turning and reaching. Rarely will lift, push or pull more than 20 lbs.

Disclaimer:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@sunlightsupply.com


Position Overview:

The Inside Sales Coordinator will provide direct sales support to the Sales Executives and Account Managers. By assisting in all clerical duties (and more) they will help generate revenue for the company by supporting the troops in the field so they can focus on critical sales and promotional efforts.

Position Requirements:

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Highly organized.
  • Industry/Gardening experience preferred, but not a requirement.
  • Experience in customer service field preferred, but not a requirement.
  • Flexible schedule including the ability to work some weekends throughout the year.

Position Duties and Expectations:

  • Phone and email support for the CSO, Sales Manager and Account Managers.
  • Field customer calls and emails in a timely fashion.
  • Manage stores in the territory with annual sales of $100K or less.
  • Represent the company at customer events, grand openings and trade shows.
  • Put together samples and marketing packages/posters for customers.
  • Submit marketing inventory requests to Alisha.
  • Submit new store applications, credit requests and terms change requests.
  • Submit deviations.
  • Assist with quoting customers and submitting to the pricing group.
  • Run top reports for sales and assist in analyzing them.
  • Assist in scheduling store visits (shared calendar).
  • Send out approved email blasts on new products, stock issues and tips.
  • Help prepare and attend customer events.
  • Assist with RMA and accounting issues.
  • CRM Entry.
  • Learn the company, customers and industry to a level that is promotable to Account Manager, if a territory becomes available.

Executive:

  • Running requested BI Reports
  • Salesman Toolbox and O:Sales Folder contents/maintenance
  • Trade Show Support
  • Travel Assistance (Plane, Hotel, & Car)
  • New Customer Mailings
  • Customer Anniversary mailings
  • Prep Customer Performance Thank you cards
  • Prepare Expense Reports for Sales Staff
  • Visio and Power Point Assistance
  • Take over Monthly Sales Objectives Agenda and communication with other departments
  • Populate Template of monthly highlights for Executives
  • Assist with Sales presentations for Executive Meetings
  • Make Customer/Vendor calls while I am travelling
  • Sort and Prepare Monthly Non-standard Terms report
  • Assist as necessary with Supplier contracts
  • Add business cards to contacts
  • National Sales Meeting Preparation assistance
  • Assist with updating Sales Forms
  • Assist with SLS & Exclusive brand promotions to help increase brand awareness/revenue
  • Send Samples, Literature and SWAG To Customers

Desired Outcome:

This position is a critical support function that allows or sales executives and managers more face-to-face time for selling (presenting new product opportunities, attending customer appreciation events and grand openings, doing dealer presentations, giving customers tours of Sunlight, merchandising and importantly, prospecting for new business). The position will help keep us organized, our CRM up to date, and improve and increase follow up efforts. The end goal is to improve the customer experience making Sunlight Supply the PREFERRED destination for their products and services.

Disclaimer:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@sunlightsupply.com