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Supply Planner

Company: Springs Window Fashions
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Springs Window Fashions is hiring for Supply Chain Planners, a great opportunity for recent graduates or those with experience.  Our Supply Chain group collaborates with purchasing, operations, demand planning and other internal and external contacts to ensure optimal inventory levels and production capabilities at our facilities in the United States and Mexico.  


Company Overview

Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. Our custom window treatments are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. 


Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho. Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.


We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor. Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate. 



To maximize our service performance while minimizing our costs and inventory investment on select product lines. This will be achieved through high level or strategic planning and a high degree of collaboration.



Service (40%)

  • Ensure materials are available to support customer requirements while minimizing the freight costs
  • Monitor material shortages, identify and implement corrective actions
  • Keep material availability dates updated and accurate
  • Monitor capacity requirements both short and long term
  • Work with Forecasting, Sales & Marketing to develop accurate forecasts
  • Continuously look for service opportunities
  • Overall product line responsibility for service levels
  • Manage the backlog by facility to ensure our service objectives are achieved

Inventory (30%)

  • Work with Purchasing on reducing lead times, minimums and price break quantities
  • Provide forecasts to major suppliers
  • Follow-up on rejects to ensure they are expeditiously dispositioned
  • New products releases are coordinate and managed to project plans / milestones
  • Continuously look for inventory opportunities
  • Monitor "aged" inventories to identify opportunities to reduce and prevent
  • Overall product line responsibility for inventory levels
  • Get all obsolete inventory dispositioned and ultimately consumed, sold or scrapped

People, Process, Culture (20%)

  • Review procedures and practices to identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Provide guidance, direction and help mentor all fellow associates
  • Provide a "Best Experience" to all contacts by consistently following our "Guiding Principles"
  • Lead a diverse group of associates to the optimal decision
  • Special projects as assigned

Maintenance (10%)

  • Responsible for maintaining the most effective/efficient system settings
  • Create work orders and purchase orders in accordance with our service and inventory objectives
  • Review all PCR (Product Change Requests) and take appropriate action
  • Monitor and ensure all lead times are accurate
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy of plan bills
  • Work with Product Management to most efficiently and effectively introduce

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Engineering and/or graduate degree
  • 1-2 years of experience in Supply Chain or Operations 
  • Prior experience working in custom ATO of highly configured products
  • Preferred candidate will have prior experience with SAP, Anaplan, and/or Friedman Corporation(Frontier software/FRN)

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ensures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Drive Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Instill Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Drive Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Consumer/Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions
  • Critical Thinking – Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Optimize Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement 

Keywords: Springs Window Fashions, Madison , Supply Planner, Other , MIDDLETON, Wisconsin

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