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Supply Planning Lead Analyst


Planning and Retail Operations
United States - Chicago Office

About us:

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country. 

We're committed to our campus culture and want to have people collaborating, developing, and learning from each other. By having everyone on campus together, we have been able to nurture a fantastic social and dynamic environment.   

About the role:

Support the supply planning function for Dyson US and MX by analyzing stock projections and collaborating with the Dyson planning team in Southeast Asia on production needs for finished goods, ensuring targeted US and MX inventory KPIs are met. 

Specifically, you will-

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

  • Liaise with Southeast Asia Global Planning Team to ensure timely and accurate delivery of product into US and MX
  • Work with the local Demand Planning team to maintain appropriate levels of inventory in domestic 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 Southeast Asia and Mexico manufacturing teams to highlight key concerns and discuss overall strategy for end-of-life SKUs and product launches within a specific category for the Americas
  • Prepare, analyze, and present monthly supply constraints against demand plan to key stakeholders and senior functional leaders
  • Compile and publish reporting to effectively communicate the current state of the business to key stakeholders

Analyze international supply chain product flow movements and manage requests made from Group Supply Chain

  • 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, etc.

Manage allocation process for items with capacity constraints.

  • Identify and communicate potential capacity constraints to key stakeholders
  • Prepare internal allocation reports for key retailers to help maximize sales and minimize customer impact when inventory is low
  • Lead internal allocation meetings by collaborating with the Sales Order Processing, Channel Management, and Demand Planning teams to review updated receipts as well as actual sales orders and shipments vs. plan

Act as main point of contact for LATAM expansion as it relates to Finished Goods Supply Planning

  • Determine and execute best method for inventory planning
  • Continually refine processes as business grows and expands

Own the New Product Development process as it relates to Finished Goods Supply Planning

  • Take the lead in determining the best-fit planning processes, including impacts to planning system
  • Ensure proper execution to meet launch timing
  • Ownership of internal communications to key stakeholders both in market and at Group

Fulfil other duties as necessary:

  • Develop and recommend improvements to current operating procedures
  • Be forward-thinking and understand long-term impacts of decisions 
  • Be an analytical, critical thinker who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and drive sustainability
  • Be agile; maintain a “one-team” attitude to pivot and help where necessary
  • Be adaptable and relish the opportunity to pick up new activities, special projects, and ad hoc analyses that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Act as a resource to colleagues within the team

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Logistics preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in a supply chain role required, consumer goods organization experience preferred
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving inventory related issues
  • Supply planning experience preferred
  • SAP S4, SAP IBP and/or Kinaxis experience strongly preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain (S&OP/IBP, planning, inventory) processes and systems
  • Proven experience analyzing and resolving inventory related issues
  • Advanced knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to dig into and dissect large amounts of data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of aptitude for business math, numerical reasoning, and creative problem solving
  • Strong knowledge of the end-to-end product flow inside a warehouse
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi-task and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate follow-through capabilities
  • Sense of urgency and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Team player
  • Ability to deliver projects in full, on time and to the highest quality


At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.

Financial benefits:

  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.