Senior Supply Planner

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Life at Elvie - Meaningful work. Exceptional people

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

Find out more about life at Elvie here.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

About the role:

Okay, we’ve waffled long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: You.

  • You’re keen to progress your career as an experienced supply chain professional, working to deliver a substantial change agenda for a dynamic company with ambitious plans for growth
  • You’re an accomplished senior supply planner with experience of supply planning, operational procurement and inventory performance optimisation for consumer products
  • You’ve worked collaboratively with multiple commercial, operational and finance colleagues to generate your own supply plan nurturing impactful relationships with key stakeholders
  • You’ve partnered with external manufacturers and suppliers on a global basis to share long term forecasts and place orders, expediting and influencing to ensure delivery commitments are honoured.
  • You are passionate about protecting “available to promise” and are adept at exerting internal and external influence to secure appropriate inventory.
  • You are commercially fluent and experience at balancing working capital and stock availability targets having created budgets and monitored performance against these
  • You’re comfortable with the inherent challenges of long lead times and have manipulated supply parameters to optimise stock availability whilst adhering to inventory targets
  • You have freight knowledge and experience in multiple shipping methods, including air, sea and any hybrids
  • You’ve worked in an environment that is fast paced with challenging but achievable targets and an accelerated introduction of new products into new markets.
  • You are comfortable excelling in business as usual and delivering change from a process and technical perspective
  • You’re proficient on ERP systems and have used MRP functionality

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our Bristol or London office & working remotely

Employment type: 9 month FTC (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be reporting into the Global S&OP Manager and be part of a wider operational team encompassing logistics, fulfilment and procurement
  • Your responsibility and accountability will include the creation, publication and measuring of a supply plan for all Elvie products in all channels for all geographical regions from all third party manufacturers.
  • You will be obsessive about vendor performance and stock availability, challenging and influencing to deliver working capital and customer service targets.
  • Working with suppliers to build strong influencer relationships, becoming a clear subject matter expert and understanding their constraints with capacity, raw materials and componentry
  • The ownership timeline of your supply plan is from “cradle to grave” - from budgeting 2 years in advance to monitoring arrival and subsequent availability to promise
  • Your accountability will include the maintenance of inventory between agreed targets, and in particular the daily communication with internal colleagues highlighting any stock risks
  • You’ll proactively engage with a number of functions to refine and improve your supply plan
  • You’ll be using designated tools that generate purchase requirements, based on planning parameters you will be maintaining
  • Your role will facilitate successful new product introductions and expansion of existing products into new markets, as well as fine tuning products that may be cannibalised as a result
  • You will be responsible for developing the supply planning technical capability across 3 platforms - ERP, Bespoke planning tool and BI solution.
  • You will lead the monthly vendor reviews, presenting status updates, projected challenges and performance metrics

Requirements

  • We’re looking for a person with an analytical bias and also a proactive and confident communicator and presenter.
  • To bring expert analysis by creating scenarios depicting possible outcomes, having conviction in your recommendations for action and selection. This will involve presentation to senior stakeholders and “on your feet” thinking and mental agility.
  • We are also looking for somebody who can influence and is adept at sharing information and building an internal and external network of important stakeholders
  • We would like you to be tenacious in securing the best possible delivery dates, constantly monitoring and resolving delays.
  • Using data, you will be comfortable challenging others to gain the best outcome for Elvie
  • Project Management capability (light touch) to progress change initiatives and identify/overcome blockers to time, scope or quality.
  • Another important trait is to be constantly inquisitive, relentlessly focussing on gleaning more insight into the category, systems and suppliers - researching and seeking support from Elvie colleagues
  • We’re in the process of developing processes and systems so need somebody who is flexible and adaptable and willing to lead us develop quickly to support rapid planned growth
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial workspace, being highly self motivated and willing to immerse yourself in all things Elvie to develop your capability
  • Experience of demand planning would be beneficial but not essential as this role works very closely with supply planning and some cross cover is envisaged

Benefits

We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • An annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 3 additional Elvie “in it together” bank holidays for 2022
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity, paternity/partner, shared & adoption
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this:

  • 20-minute video call with one of our recruiters
  • 30-45 minute video call with the hiring manager
  • 45-60 minute video interview with the team (some positions may require you to complete a task/presentation)
  • For some positions, there may be an additional interview with one of senior our leadership team

This is undoubtedly a great time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humor helps too. 😉

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Elvie
Femtech
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Remote-first - London / Bristol Office Optional

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly