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Crocs: VP – Global Planning & Inventory Management
Posted on 12/17/2022
Broomfield, CO, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
SAP Products
  • BS or BA in Business, Supply Chain, or relevant field of study- or equivalent years of relevant and related experience
  • 15+ years' experience in Merchandise Planning, Supply Planning and/or Supply Chain Planning
  • Shown relevant experience - Industries: Footwear, Apparel; Channels - wholesale, retail, ecommerce; Global Reach: North America, EU, Asia
  • SAP/AFS experience preferred
  • Expert EXCEL and moderate ACCESS Database capabilities
  • Responsible and accountable for leading and developing an outstanding team of professionals and their supply chain teams, as well as the departmental budget. Achieves high levels of engagement through positive motivation
  • Key interface for Global Planning, Regional Sales and Global Merchandising leads within wholesale and DTC
  • Key contributor to mid- and long-term Global Sourcing Strategy
  • Develops, leads, and implements the strategic vision for the global brand supply planning process, in alignment with industry standard methodologies
  • Responsible for ensuring the Regional Merchandising teams are completely coordinated with and supporting the Regional IBP processes
  • Collaborates with Global Merchandising in setting seasonal strategy and buying guidelines
  • Develops strong partnerships with the core cross functional team (Merchandising, Product, Region/Channel, Finance and Marketing) to ensure consensus to product flow and inventory levels required to support regional needs
  • Leads analytics, forecast reconciliation and adjustments during regional buy roll-ups and final regional buy reviews
  • Approves the final buy for their region in partnership with Regional Finance and Channel leads
  • Leads Global inventory execution; safety stock, prebuild, inventory turns, execution, and on-time/in-full delivery of global purchase order process for all channels
  • Leads and collaborates with Asia Production Planning Operations to achieve customer delivery expectations
  • Leads Global Capacity team focused on alignment of Global Operating Forecast output with capacity
  • Leads the Global Capacity processes driving efficient capacity utilization with all Croc's suppliers and the execution of Factory Scorecards and associated data, process, and execution
  • Responsible for driving effective exception management processes specific to Purchase Order management, enhancing Customer Order match
  • Responsible for development of strategies to minimize any supply/supplier risks and collaborate across regions ensuring that any identified risks are communicated and included in lead time calculations

5,001-10,000 employees

Casual footwear
Company Overview
Crocs' mission is to provide comfort for three key segments of local and global communities: families, animals and the environment.
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Paid time away from work
  • Financial wellness programs
  • Global company
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Paid family leave
Company Core Values
  • Delightfully democratic
  • People-purposed design
  • Inherent simplicity
  • Imaginative innovation
  • Unapologetic optimism
  • Confidently comfortable