LEGO Systems, Inc. Collaborative Planning Manager in Berkshire, United Kingdom

Collaborative Planning Manager:

Location: United Kingdom, Berkshire

Posted Date: 07/07/2017

Job ID: GB2502

Category: Supply and Demand

Do you have extensive experience within Supply Chain? Can you drive strong collaborative relationships? Does this sound like you?

If so, then we have the perfect opportunity to join our Customer Operations Team working with one of the UK’s largest retailers. In this customer facing role you will manage the operational relationship between LEGO and the retailer spending time weekly in both LEGO and the retailer offices.

Your specific tasks include:

  • Work to drive a strong collaborative relationship between LEGO and the retailer. Ensure alignment on critical paths, promotional activity and inventory/sales plans.

  • Make recommendations on range and promotional intake to ensure accuracy in push volumes.

  • Manage product lifecycle within the retailer to ensure efficiency on exiting lines.

  • Actively review weekly replenishment orders vs stock and sales data. Help to drive inventory management agenda within the BU.

  • Provide key point of internal/external contact for all matters relating to short-term flow of goods, order management for specific customers.

  • Process and resolve customer claims and ensure available credit is sufficient for orders.

Challenges and Opportunities

Every role at LEGO has its own opportunities and challenges and this role is no exception. In this role, you will be based 2 days per week onsite with the retailer therefore it will require you to balance both company’s requirements and needs. Managing a variety of stakeholders and building strong relationships will be key to success in this role. You will need to drive understanding of LEGO processes to the retailer’s team and of the retailer's with your colleagues at LEGO.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Extensive experience of working in a supply chain including processing orders, inventory management and claims processing

  • Prior experience in a B2B Customer facing role is essential

  • Understanding of the UK grocery channel is desirable

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Demonstrated experience of building relationships and having challenging conversations

  • High level of competency in Excel

Bringing it to Life

The Collaborative Planning Manager has an important role in ensuring the best possible operational collaboration between LEGO and the retailer to enable a great consumer experience. They are responsible for driving efficiencies and improving processes. This role offers a unique chance to see inside two globally recognised businesses and to drive collaboration between them.

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.