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Supply Planning Analyst (Spares and Accessories)


Salary based on experience and credentials
Supply Chain and Logistics
Chicago - USA


Provide thorough analysis of spare parts and accessories production plans and accurate management of US inventory requirements.



Support overall supply planning process for US consumer and commercial businesses.

  • Submit weekly/monthly demand plans by SKU by warehouse to production planning team in Malaysia
  • Liaise with Malaysian manufacturing team and third-party ocean carrier to ensure timely and accurate delivery of product into US
  • Work with Demand Planning team to maintain appropriate levels of inventory in third-party warehouses to meet 12-month rolling demand plan and to achieve corporate stock objectives
  • Assist local marketing and sales teams with planning for new product launches and exclusive skus
  • Communicate with Malaysian manufacturing team on a bi-monthly conference call to ensure production plans meet demand plan

Analyze domestic supply chain product flow movements and manage requests made from group inventory compliance.

  • Report monthly inventory projections by sku to monitor investment in working capital
  • Drive profitability by minimizing product obsolescence
  • Ensure correct inventory locations/timing to meet customer requirements
    • Divert containers, team trucking, warehouse stock transfers

Manage allocation process for items with capacity constraints

  • Identify and communicate potential capacity constraints to necessary parties
  • Update demand/supply sheets weekly
  • Prepare internal allocation report for key retailers to help maximize sales when inventory is low
  • Assist in managing customer orders
  • Work closely with Sales and Order Processing and Account Managers to analyze shipments vs. plan

Fulfill other duties as needed.

  • Invoice creations for international territories
  • Receipt alignment report
  • Process freight forwarder invoices and resolve discrepancies
  • Develop and recommend improvements to current operating procedures

·       Special projects and ad hoc analysis as required

Other Requirements

·  Strong attention to detail and accuracy

·  Very organized with excellent follow-up

·  Numerically Proficient

·  Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task

·  Professional/discreet/loyal

Team player


·  Bachelor’s degree required – Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Logistics preferred

·  1+ years’ experience in a supply chain role required, consumer goods organization experience preferred

·  Proven experience analyzing and resolving inventory related issues

·  SAP/APO experience strongly preferred

·  Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain (S&OP/IBP, planning, inventory) processes and systems

·  Strong communication skills to effectively liaise with Southeast Asia Supply Planning l team

·  Advanced knowledge / proficiency in Microsoft Excel required

·  Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

·  Ability to partner effectively with internal and external teams

·  High level of aptitude for business math, numerical reasoning, and creative problem solving

Professional, discreet, loyal


Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.