iRobot Corporation

EMEA Supply Planner

Category Operations/Manufacturing
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 days ago(2/20/2018 10:46 AM)


We are seeking a Supply Planner to work within the Global Operations team to establish and monitor safety stock levels to achieve optimal customer service.  In addition, the Supply Planner will play a key role in the company S&OP process by establishing, analyzing and monitoring regional inventory targets to meet the company financial commitments and customer service goals.  The Supply Planner will assist with building capabilities within the supply planning function, and will enhance both business process and support technology to achieve business results in a more efficient manner.  Travel is needed to the various regional company offices to help build collaboration and support for the latest processes and tools

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Lead and maintain the monthly “supply plan” side of the S&OP process.  Establish procedures and ensure regional compliance to the process
  • Construct an annual by-month inventory plan (to include targets and forecasts) with the objective of improving inventory turns. Publish a weekly  inventory update of finished goods inventory KPI’s and ensure the business understands the metric
  • Establish regional safety stock targets to support inventory to deliver optimal customer service levels while minimizing E&O.
  • Achieve annual goals for applicable KPIs: Inventory turns, DII, Customer Service Metrics. Monitor Schedule Adherence and Schedule Acceptance.
  • Support the New Product Introduction process by working closely with the Commercial teams to ensure adequate time to develop Operations go-to-market plans.  Effectively communicate issues, risks, and opportunities for optimization
  • Work closely with the Commercial teams to ensure lead-time requirements are considered when reviewing demand vs. supply, including new product launches
  • Developing net requirements and updating the 12-18 month rolling supply plan on a monthly frequency, ensuring there is appropriate communication of the supply plan to relevant parties
  • Address, with a sense of urgency, any supply issues, additional costs and preventative actions in the event of late deliveries and/or short shipments
  • Be a key participant of the S&OP process. 
  • Serve as the regional Supply Planning Super User for the company Supply Planning tool.  Ensure regional compliance with system use and provide business input to continuously optimize the solution
  • Work closely with Product Supply and Operations team in the integration and consolidation of regional warehousing.
  • Create and release purchase orders
  • Ability to travel Internationally at times


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent working experience required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of Supply Chain and Logistics experience, relatable Procurement/Sourcing experience
  • Proven track record of effective supply chain performance, including customer service, supplier and asset management, and continuous process and systems improvement is preferred
  • Sound computer skills including using the forecasting and planning tools of a major ERP software system (SAP AFS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, I2, etc…).  
  • Good technical skills in all primary Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong people & organizational leadership skills: Person of true convictions; Able to communication, reinforce and coach/counsel others on those convictions; Unafraid of change / improvement
  • Results driven and team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, capable of working with minimal supervision - able to get ahead of problems and capitalize on opportunities

About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest.  iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


Our UK office is in the heart of London, walking distance from the Victoria underground station. iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. We also have offices in California, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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