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Special Projects Lead, Supply Chain

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Join our Supply Chain team at Helen of Troy and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere, in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Position: Special Projects Lead, Supply Chain

Department: Supply Chain

Work Location: El Paso, TX, Dallas, TX, or Edgewater, NJ - Hybrid (work 3 days onsite)

Hybrid Schedule: Helen of Troy associates enjoy the advantages and flexibility of a hybrid working model, allowing for in office 3 days minimum, and remote 2 days. Any changes to this working model would be communicated accordingly.

What you will be doing:

The Special Projects lead is responsible for handling and executing all processes related to supply planning, purchase order issuance, component planning, as well as capacity planning regarding special projects and VAS (value added services) suppliers at trusted VAS service locations and contract manufacturing partners. Will build, maintain, and execute supply planning VAS for regions, channels and customers incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, operations, product and retailers, and other sources. This key role will be responsible for providing the tools and expertise to bring all departments together to achieve accurate and effective planning and delivery of production and inventory strategies. As part of the broader Sourcing group, coordinates the planning and execution of special projects including all kitting, bundling, repack, Amazon skus, EMEA over-labels and ad-hoc needs.

  • Ensure all special projects are qualified and inducted into the Custom Work Order Management team timely and accurately for kitting, bundling and ad hoc needs.

  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Warehouse, and Finance teams to ensure timely delivery of special projects.

  • Review all special projects quotes for accuracy and margin targets to meet the company’s margin thresholds.

  • Validate all master data and planning attribute set-ups. Including but not limited to sourcing rules and ASL assignments. Update item number status and turn off planning flags for discontinued special project SKUs.

  • Handle special project aging inventory run through of both components and finished goods, including scrapping obsolete inventory and reporting excess.

  • Timely communicate any project delays and the cause of the delay to Sales and Marketing and offer possible solutions.

  • Ensure that all kits and finished good kit components are accurately gathered in the demand plan.

  • Handle inventory to guarantee that special projects components are warehoused at the accurate assembly site and held in reserve for use in assembly jobs

  • Order packaging components for special projects. Optimize packaging component order quantities to account for scrap needs but also to avoid excess.

  • Closely supervise kit component needs and stay in close communication with supply planning to ensure that kit component demand is met for on time assembly

  • Closely supervise all inbound components and reserve special projects' inventory on arrival or redirect arriving components to the accurate assembly site

  • Work with warehouse assembly manager to optimize kit build to meet customer sales forecast demand (resolve warehouse location for each kit build and the quantity that must be assembled by kit and date to keep the project on track)

  • Closely supervise all outstanding deliverables against the project timeline and persistently follow-up as needed and call out to resolve when appropriate to ensure on time results

  • Work with team to balance sales orders, supply orders and on-hand inventory to analyze and update Available-to-Ship (ATS) reporting as it applies to special projects (Amazon rework)

  • Participate and act as subject matter expert (SME) for strategic system initiatives as appropriate and assigned by supervisor.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Advanced presentation of data and refined reporting skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated high level of autonomy and ability to self-start

  • Ability to lead multiple projects and team members

  • Business and supply chain competence and understanding

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 3+ years previous experience with inventory planning, demand and supply planning

  • Experience in supply planning, inventory management and project management

  • Strong critical thinking skills and detail orientation capabilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (advanced)

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consumer goods company

  • Knowledge of kitting and warehouse assembly requirements

  • Experience in cosmetics or related (FDA regulated, DG or HazMat goods) industry

  • Experience with ERP systems; Oracle and ASCP or Demantra

  • CPIM, CPM, APICS or other Supply Chain accredited certifications

  • Sales, Inventory and Operations process experience

Benefits: Salary + Bonus, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Charitable (volunteer) Leave, and Educational Assistance.

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands! Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.