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Wholesale Supply Planner

Company: Funko
Location: Everett
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Funko Overview

Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But what does Funko do?

Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters - one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. Funko's Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to fans around the world.

The Wholesale Supply Planner will report to the Sr. Director of Sales and Operations Planning. This role is responsible for providing the tools and data needed to review the wholesale business, build channel and account-specific strategies, manage inventory levels, and communicate results to cross-functional partners in addition to facilitating the creation and management of a forecast for the categories within the framework of the Business Unit function during the standard planning cycle. The role works cross-functionally (within Sales, Operations, Customer Demand Planning) to gather information on actual performance and upcoming activities to inform this forecast and make it as robust and accurate as possible.

Your Superpowers in Action

* Forecasting stock demands based on current and future business functions.
* Planning best time to purchase inventory based on market trends for material cost, factories capacity, etc.
* Creating inventory reports and presenting purchasing recommendations to Leadership Team
* Ensuring the business has sufficient stock to fulfill ongoing business flow and contract upticks without overcapitalizing on products
* Monitoring demand forecasts and inventory levels to identify changes and determine their effect on production plans
* Tracking inventory and directly interfacing with factories & procurement partners.
* Monitoring inventory levels daily/weekly/monthly and comparing with the master inventory plan and purchase inventory as needed
* Communicate internally and externally if any production issues are going to impact supply attainment for the week
* Own upstream reporting to leadership on supply inputs into the open-to-buy process.
* Ensure inventory availability and prioritization with procurement partners to align with customer in-stock expectations, street dates, and on-shelf dates.
* Update and present monthly forecast and production targets/actual to the executive team
* Building and maintaining forecast sheet and communicating updates
* Creating high-quality analytics and translating them into value-added procurement decisions and actions
* Utilizing data management tools (Excel, to analyze copious amounts of data, perform analysis and create executive-level reporting).

Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

* Bachelor's degree in business management, planning, or a related field.
* At least 5 years of experience working in Operations or Planning role, preferably in a supply planning function.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong attention to detail
* Advanced mathematical and analytical skills.
* Power BI, Oracle, and strong Excel skills are required.

Keywords: Funko, Everett , Wholesale Supply Planner, Other , Everett, Washington

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