Supply Chain Manager (full time)

Location: Italy, Vicenza Area

SCICON products deliver performance, quality and style at unprecedented levels; we have done so since 1982. SCICON® is the world’s leading brand in premium bike travel bags and bike cases and the number one choice for cyclists worldwide. 

As we continue to grow so does our team and as a result we are looking for an experienced and highly organized Supply Chain Manager to join the company.

Based in ASG Group’s European Head Quarter in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, the Supply Chain Manager role reports directly to the Board of Directors. The candidate will be involved in managing the entire sourcing, production and product development process, including basic administration and coordination roles.

Our Supply Chain Organization ensures that all Scicon products arrive at the right destination on time. This complex process involves several production facilities and distribution centers plus a network of over 60 distribution partners worldwide. We are looking for a candidate that constantly pushes the boundaries to make our supply chain faster, more efficient and flexible, to meet the ever- changing needs of our customers.

THE ROLE

Supply Chain Innovation

  • Developing the company’s supply chain strategy
  • Innovating unique and creative solutions to cross-functional challenges
  • Infusing data and analytics to unlock insights, improve our decision-making, and deliver a high-performing organization
  • Providing clear, consistent and relevant communications for the organization

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Cross-functional collaboration across Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Production, Logistics and Finance
  • Demand Planning and Inventory Management, Finance and Sales and Operations Planning to better forecast sales, revenue, and inventory to operationally execute our financial plans
  • Ensuring operation plans are clearly understood and aligned across multiple functions
  • Proactive visibility and management of risks and opportunities to the portfolio

Logistics and Operations

  • Collaborate with internal teams around inbound and outbound transportation projects
  • Consult internal stakeholders on outbound transportation networks, service levels, contracts and systems
  • Manage relationships with outbound logistics service providers and coordination of vendors
  • Managing the entire logistics operation ensuring efficiency and cost effectiveness

Demand Planning and Inventory Management

  • Demand Planning: developing product forecasts with sales to achieve category revenue and profitability goals
  • Inventory Planning and Purchasing: execution of strategic purchases that balance supply and demand
  • Inventory Operations – managing inventory and inventory forecasts as well as balancing costs and deliveries
  • Business Intelligence – strengthen the processes and tools to enhance the performance of the team

THE CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualities: 

  • Requires BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Background in Business, Management, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
  • 3-5 years' cross functional supply chain experience
  • Fluency in Italian and English language plus at least one other foreign language
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the world’s key manufacturing countries and how to find and evaluate new suppliers, sensitivity to differing cultures, customs and business practices and willingness to travel
  • Previous experience in consumer goods industry preferred
  • Experience with luggage, international bag or accessory products are a plus
  • An understanding of the technical aspects of bag or accessories design and production is preferred
  • Passion for and background in analytics and data management preferred
  • Experience communicating with overseas production through daily email is a plus

Business travel is required and travel to work with factories overseas will be asked of this position. We offer a fun and friendly work environment with competitive compensation. If from another area, candidate must be willing to move to northern Italy. If you meet the above criteria, please forward your resume, salary history and portfolio to careers@sciconbags.com

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