Director of S&OP

THE PEOPLE AGAINST DIRTY STORY

method sold its first product on February 28th, 2001 - we mark this as the day we became people against dirty®. But why did two twenty-something guys start a cleaning product company? Well, we're not exactly big fans of cleaning, but we are passionate about cleaning up a dirty business. We recognized that household cleaning, which includes laundry and hand wash, was a massive category in desperate need of a little disruption. 

We also had questions. Why do we pollute when we clean? Why do we use poison to make our homes healthier? And why do cleaners have to be so ugly that you hide them away or smell so bad that you hold your breath? The answer: we can do better. 

Leveraging two major cultural shifts in health + wellness and life styling of the home, we disrupted every aspect of the category and grew method into a green cleaning leader. Along the way, we hit #7 on the Inc. 500 list, were named the #16th most innovative company in the world by Fast Company in 2008 and became PETA persons of the year for developing the first vegan laundry products. 

method products can be found in Target, Lowe's, Safeway, Whole Foods and most grocers nationwide, along with growing distribution in the UK, France, China, Japan and Australia. And the party is only getting started.

In 2012, method merged with Belgian green cleaning giant Ecover, and together became the world's largest green cleaning company. Our two brands are committed to inspiring generations of happy, healthy homes by making non-toxic products that work—for you and the planet. And we've built a LEED-Platinum certified manufacturing plant to prove it, the first of its kind in our industry. We even formalized the name of our joint enterprise: People Against Dirty (PAD) Manufacturing. Of course, this is more than a company name, it is one of our founding principles. By pioneering a cleaner clean, we believe we can make a difference. 

That's why our work environment is creative, brand-savvy, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, solutions-focused, irreverent but disciplined, team-oriented and fun. Piqued your curiosity? Keep reading.

THE ROLE

Based in San Francisco and reporting to the Senior Director of Supply Chain and Operations , The Director of S&OP is responsible for the S&OP process, Demand Planning, and improvement initiatives. This position will lead and manage all aspects of the S&OP process and direct and execute the Demand Planning activities. This includes strategic and tactical decision-making related to balancing demand and supply; aligning volume and mix with capacity and capability; and integrating financial and operating plans with strategic objectives to deliver improved operating and financial results (i.e. customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns, working capital).

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

S&OP

  • Lead and coordinate the S&OP process to provide an optimum customer service level and working capital performance
  • Work cross functionally to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon volume forecast; ensuring gaps are addressed, scenarios are completed and issues appropriately escalated.
  • Lead and facilitate the S&OP executive reviews, organize the participation of key executives, ensure the correct data and metrics are available, present critical issues, risks and opportunities and drive decision making for all key issues.
  • Act as a liaison between the marketing, sales, supply chain, and finance teams on product life-cycle management initiatives (like development and commercialization of new products and SKU rationalization) and their link to S&OP processes.
  • Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key conclusion to stakeholders and perform follow up of the actions.
  • This position will develop Supply Chain improvement initiatives by analyzing/modeling the Supply Chain, benchmarking against best practices, and building on existing practices within the organization.

Demand Planning

  • Develop weekly/monthly forecasts in support of the S&OP process; in addition, provide support and direction to the Demand Planning Manager in this effort.
  • Lead the Demand Planning team to drive continuous forecasting process improvements against corresponding performance metrics (i.e. forecast accuracy, bias, and variability) and prioritize the efforts of the team.
  • Continually refine the demand planning model and systems to understand and reflect updated assumptive drivers.
  • Provide people leadership to the Demand Planning Manager. Establish performance expectations, skill and competency development plans. Identifies gaps and implements improvement plans.

Other

  • Develop Supply Chain improvement initiatives that supports and meet our strategic goals, annual business plans and customer expectations.
  • Develop, implement and monitor key performance indicators to measure performance of supply chain departmental/functional areas and cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.
  • Develop Supply Chain/Manufacturing/Distribution models to assess their impact on business strategies and annual plans.
  • Work reception once a month*

*we are not joking. at people against dirty, everyone in the San Francisco office takes a spin as receptionist. costumes welcome. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will have OUTSTANDING communication and collaboration skills with applicable experience at a fast-paced consumer packaged goods company. We're looking for someone who has extensive experience in demand planning and S&OP processes that can drive cross functional teams in continuous improvement efforts.  The candidate must be able to balance day to day tactical responsibilities with the development and management of strategic initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS + EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years demand/supply/capacity and inventory planning experience with exposure to both contract manufactured and plant environments in the Consumer Products industry (food, non-durables etc.)
  • S&OP leadership and deep process (and process optimization) experience required, including key metric development and leadership of executive consensus and decision meetings
  • Ideally experienced in managing seasonal products, including demand, supply and capacity planning thought leadership, as well as inventory and obsolete scenario planning (overall forecast to stock process)
  • Ability to seamlessly move between tactical day to day production, supply and demand volatility issues and associated problem solving/management to company level strategic growth inputs
  • Experience with retail replenishment models and supply chains (examples: Target, Kroger, Safeway, UNFI, Lowes) and development of customer level inventory/supply strategies
  • Strong business acumen and P&L awareness, with track record of business partnership with sales and general management functions. Strong influencing and overall collaboration skills, ability to represent the supply chain at customer forums
  • Project Management experience - demonstrated ability to lead cross functional project teams and new product launch forecasting and supply planning
  • BS in Business/Engineering/Operations, MBA or Supply Chain specific Master's preferred
  • APICS or equivalent Supply Chain certification preferred

FURTHER INFORMATION

LOCATION: San Francisco 

HOURS: full time, exempt (salary)

REPORTS TO: Sr. Dir. Supply Chain and Operations

Please go to [http://methodhome.snaphire.com] to apply


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