Supply Planner EMEA

Netherlands, Amsterdam - Supply Chain Full Time
Who We Are:
At Brooks, we believe a run can change a day, a life, the world. Everyone who works here is a key part of our obsession to make the best running gear on the planet. We want our business — which also happens to be our passion — to be a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable being themselves. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together, and drives our success. We live this culture daily through our brand values: Runner First, Word is Bond, Champion Heart, There is no “I” in Run, and Keep Moving. This means we always solve for the runner, do what we say we will, give it our all, are generous with our humanity, and find a way to keep moving every day, because joy is kinetic. 

Are you ready to help create something extraordinary?

Your Job:
As a Supply Planner, you are responsible for the execution of tactical supply plans and managing inventory levels to achieve the sales, supply chain and financial objectives. Your responsibilities will be focused on supply planning accuracy, inventory optimization, profitability, and delivery precision across the seasonal planning horizon for the EMEA Region.
In this role you will partner closely with EMEA Logistics, Demand Planning, Customer Service, Sales, Global/NA Supply Planning and offshore production planners to ensure on time in full product availability. 

Your Responsibilities:
  • Manage short and long-term EMEA supply plans to balance the (wholesale and eCommerce) demand forecast considering cost, efficiency, and capacity constraints.
  • Advise EMEA inventory strategies to determine cost-effective use of inventory investment while maximizing inventory turns and meeting service level targets.
  • Develop and monitor buy plans, submit PO by size and monitor purchase orders changes.
  • Identify and solve key supply issues by working cross-functionally to develop alternative solutions that mitigate cost and customer service impacts.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Establish/follow the planning calendar and buy process cadence.
  • Maintain inventory item master for assigned styles and warehouse. Audit systems to ensure data integrity.
  • Continuously develop supply planning system to create tactical inventory and supply solutions.
  • In charge of Seasonal Sample Purchase Order placement and delivery tracking.
  • Lead/participate in projects as assigned.

  • Your Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain / Economics or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in supply planning or inventory management required.
  • Knowledge of supply chain/supply planning/production planning systems and concept.
  • Strong computer skills with advanced Microsoft Excel required (VBA is a plus).
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and an analytical, investigative approach to problem-solving.
  • Experience in fashion/sports preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication.
  • Fluency in English, other European language skills are a great plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the organization.
  • Passionate participation in Brooks’ sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community.
  • Embraces and lives the Brooks values!

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    At Brooks, we celebrate diversity & equity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply. Brooks is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, the presence of a sensory, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, marital status, pregnancy or child birth, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, political ideology, or any other non-merit based factors.