Director of Planning & Purchasing

Capitola Permanent USD120,000 - USD130,000
  • Excellent Director of Planning & Procurement Role w/ Booming Skincare Brand!
  • Full benefits, competitive salary, outstanding room for leadership growth

About Our Client

My client is a healthy, natural, organic consumer products manufacturer with products in skincare, bath & body and hygiene. For over four decades they have built a consistent, environmentally friendly brand for all ages. No sulfates, no harsh chemicals, all natural must-have products.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


The Director of Planning and Purchasing will own bringing the supply chain vision to life by developing a framework consisting of systems, processes and controls that the organization can successfully operate within.

  • Establish a robust Sales and Operations Planning process that enables the multi-functional organization to provide accurate and timely information
  • Move organization for short term forecasting to rolling 12 month
  • Develop tracking tools to measure forecast accuracy and changes month over month
  • Maintain list of Below the Line risks and opportunities and work with sales to ensure plan is balanced
  • Assign SKU ranking and ensure we are consistently healthy on A ranked materials
  • Setup planning parameters for all materials
  • Manage inventory levels to ensure we are within limits and work closely with sales to find outlets for excess and obsolete inventory
  • Play key role in developing planning tools within ERP
  • Lead key supplier negotiations and drive year over year cost savings
  • Develop pipeline of qualified suppliers on key materials
  • Manage supplier scorecards and ensure on time delivery of materials
  • Root cause and action plan against key metrics, including On Time Delivery, Inventory, Cost Savings and Forecast Accuracy.
  • Oversee team and provide guidance and support on daily basis
  • Manage special projects as needed
  • Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by management

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or related field
  • Or Equivalent Experience Experience:
  • 5-7 years related experience in Supply Chain
  • Experience in a supply or demand role
  • Very strong excel skills required
  • Familiar with key S&OP principles
  • Experience developing processes ground up and being a change agent
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present complex information to senior leadership and obtain alignment
  • Ability to lead conversations with suppliers and drive savings
  • Experience working in an ERP system Skills and abilities:
  • Possess excellent leadership & teamwork abilities
  • Open to personal development and growth
  • Ability to break from statue quo and drive step change
  • Work independently
  • Analytical Skills - need to be able to identify areas of low efficiency and work to provide improvements.
  • Good human relations and oral/written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, follow and help refine procedures with minimal oversight
  • Strong analytical / problem solving skills
  • Works creatively and effectively and adopts hands-on focus - including managing subordinates interactively on a daily basis
  • Self-starter with willingness to expand expertise and skill base
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently

What's on Offer

  • Base salary + annual bonus
  • Full benefits - dental, medical, vision, life
  • Paid time off
  • 401K plan
  • Employee discounts
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