Senior Director Global S&OP

Impassioned by the goal of delivering high-performance products to both the professional athlete and the recreational cyclist, Cycling Sports Group encompasses several powerhouse Cycling brands, including Cannondale, GT, Charge, and Fabric. Cycling Sports Group is proud to present a truly unique and powerful portfolio of cycling brands to the market, continually striving to evolve through the very best products and service available today.

Wilton, CT

Cycling Sports Group

<p><strong>Big companies don&rsquo;t make great bikes. Great people do.</strong></p> <p>Here at Dorel Sports, we help people from all walks of life make the most of their bike ride by creating some of the most innovative, easy to enjoy, and best performing bicycle products across multiple brands.</p> <p>From Schwinn, to GT, Fabric and Cannondale we make cycling products for everyone &ndash; and as cycling develops and grows internationally, we&rsquo;re looking for more great people to join us. If you enjoy working with a challenging, inspiring and forward-thinking team of likeminded people, then we may just have something for you.</p> <p>Our offices are located in various cities across the world, health insurance and personal welfare are taken care of, and positivity is most definitely encouraged. If you love riding bikes as much as we do, then we&rsquo;re already off to a good start. Let&rsquo;s see what we can create together.</p>

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Overview: Work closely with the VP Strategy/S&amp;OP to further enhance S&amp;OP Globally. Set strategy and vision for S&amp;OP transformation, developing a comprehensive global strategic plan which will drive optimal customer service and profitability. Protect the financial performance of the business by identifying potential supply chain issues balancing demand across multiple regions in accordance with overall global S&amp;OP.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Work closely with S&amp;OP Leaders in each of the Regions to understand the Business, share best practices, and continue to improve S&amp;OP processes.</li> <li>Work closely with Taiwan Operations and key suppliers on monthly production plan, considering factory capacity, and regional requirements to reduce led times and improve delivery performance</li> <li>Decide on raw material commitments and components pre-ordering to reduce risk and manage inventory</li> <li>Coordinate and manage Global S&amp;OP meeting with Senior Leadership and Regional GM&rsquo;s</li> <li>Continue to improve S&amp;OP metrics to measure business performance, highlight issues, and drive actions</li> <li>Identify key gaps and opportunities for improvement, align systems, org structure and processes across regions. Drive close integration among Sales, Operations, and Finance.</li> <li>Enhance and lead the S&amp;OP process globally focused on managing inventory and available to ship (ATP).</li> <li>Work with internal departments and suppliers to create and manage the launch. Plan the implementation of the product plan, identifying and delineating all activities and resources required.</li> <li>Challenge Regions on their supply strategy</li> <li>Work closely with Regions to reduce closeout to &lt;20% of annual sales</li> <li>Monitor supplier delivery performance</li> <li>Develop and share global best practices, system integration, systems optimization, demand planning to drive operational excellence and best practices across regions.</li> <li>Follow internal controls and company policies as set by company and job function.</li> <li>Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Essential Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Degree in business, or related field. Certification in Inventory Management, Supply Chain Planning preferred.</li> <li>Experience working with Asian vendors and suppliers.</li> <li>Prior experience working with the independent retail channel.</li> <li>Solid working knowledge of ERP and statistical Forecasting applications. SAP background a plus.</li> <li>Demonstrated change management experience. System implementation experience a plus.</li> <li>Must possess the ability to make independent judgments.</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Strong Analytical and statistical skills.</li> <li>Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time.</li> <li>Must be assertive in relations with co-workers and external contacts.</li> <li>Mastery knowledge of MS Word and Excel required.</li> <li>Must have demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage processes through to completion.</li> <li>Must possess good interpersonal/relationship skills</li> <li>Must be able to travel internationally 2 &ndash; 3 times/year</li> </ul> <p><strong>Beneficial Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s degree in business, or a related field.</li> <li>Prior experience in consumer products distribution environment beneficial.</li> <li>Knowledge of the Cycling Industry or passion for the sport</li> <li>Prior experience in a supervisory role.</li> <li>SAP APO/SCM experience</li> <li>Experience in importing/exporting</li> </ul> <p><strong>Financial Scope:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Protect the financial performance of the business by identifying potential supply chain issues and work to ensure the S&amp;OP process is coordinated to meet each business units and region&rsquo;s needs.&nbsp;</li> <li>Must work with multiple regions in balancing demand and supply in accordance with overall global S&amp;OP.&nbsp; Elevate issues to the Senior Team and help streamline into one synchronized process.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Environmental Factors:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Working conditions are normal for an office environment.</li> <li>Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to have a plan and road map for system related tools use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.</li> <li>Must be able to travel throughout the US and Internationally as needed</li> </ul>