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APLA Inventory Planning Analyst

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Company: Nike Inc.
Contract: PERM
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The Nike, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accountants, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide — making the impossible happen every single day.

At Nike, we serve athletes. Fueled by the insights of the world's best, we design and create products to elevate human potential on a global scale. And it's on us, the Global Operations Team (GOT), to help bring this mission to life.

We are a diverse lineup of thousands spread across the globe. Together, we are building a smarter, more connected and automated value chain. And we are looking for world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey.

As our Asia Pacific/Latin America (APLA) Inventory Planning Analyst within the Demand and Supply Management (DSM) organization, you will facilitate the twice monthly delivery planning process and ensure that all materials are planned & purchased on the appropriate timelines. You will manage activities related to the successful purchasing of Nike product and escalate any issues that will prevent the expected timelines from being met. You'll utilize the current existing Inventory Planning parameters and partner with other Geography and Global Supply Chain partners to drive accurate and timely buy plans.

You will be responsible for executing and managing supply commitments through creation of purchase orders (POs) for procurement of Nike’s finished goods and the management of buy exceptions. You will also manage and maintain any changes to POs, including product movement from factory to distribution center. You will review POs for conformance to company policy and may address issues related to delivery.

You will be a source of information for many key internal partners and provide timely and accurate information as business needs arise. You will analyze data to proactively identify systematic & process challenges in order to hit functional deadlines and/or stakeholder expectations. You will use strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with APLA Geography, Territory and Global partners.

At times, you’ll be asked to represent our team in projects or meetings that have an impact to our day-to-day business. You will also participate in team process improvement work that is focused on driving stronger effectiveness and efficiency in managing your desk.

Key Accountabilities:

· Perform all functions related to execution of twice-monthly delivery plan for assigned category
· Build & maintain strong, positive partnerships with Inventory Planning Leads, Demand Planning, Product Engine Operations, Global Supply Planning, Marketplace Ops and Territory counterparts to drive stronger business results and to resolve issues
· Collaborate with cross-functional team members on a regular basis
· Proactively address, resolve, and/or escalate any operational issues affecting the on-time purchasing of product
· Provide detailed analysis on weekly coverage and/or delivery issues and escalate
· Provide insight and analysis on key inventory metrics (Unplanned, PIFOT, Coverage, etc)
· Build and achieve consensus when discussing and presenting opportunities
· Share best practices and actively contribute to process improvement dialogue


· Prior Supply Chain experience preferred
· Prior SAP experience preferred
· Proven analytical skills, finding relevant information within large data sets
· Strong knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, macros, etc)
· Must have the ability to work well within a Team
· Must have tolerance for a complex, ever-changing and dynamic work environment
· Ability to demonstrate good decision making in ambiguous circumstances
· Participate on projects, including system releases, as assigned


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID 00414524


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