SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER

Full-Time

GripGrab is a company of passionate cyclists, with a drive to deliver innovative high-quality cycling essentials. Our family-like team focusses on Scandinavian design principles, and a mission to enable all cyclists to live out their cycling potential.

Founded 20 years ago by the Krøyer brothers, GripGrab continues to be a market leader in developing highly functional, timeless essentials that keep cyclists comfortable in all weather conditions. The Krøyer brothers’ passion for cycling has brought the company to where it is today; with retail partners all over Europe, both online and offline, including Amazon and our own web shop. The team consists of more than 45 dedicated individuals; the majority based in Copenhagen or working remotely in Europe and Pakistan.

THE CHALLENGE

Our products are sold to end customers in all relevant sales channel including classic bike shops, online pure players, marketplaces, Amazon, and our own web shop (www.gripgrab.com).

As we grow and expand to new markets and sales channels, the demand for our products continues to become more and more unpredictable and we need an experienced supply chain planner who can take the lead on improving our ability to meet the demand from the markets. As we are on the verge of establishing distribution in North America, the challenges will become even greater, and the need for a dedicated supply chain planner becomes even more vital.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) you will join the operations team, which oversees purchase planning, logistics, fulfilment and b2b customer service. The department is accountable for every link in our supply chain, from finished products in the Far East to fulfilment of retail partners and end customers. As a supply chain planner, you will be leading our efforts to ensure we meet the demand for products from all sales channels and markets while carefully balancing our inventories to keep them as agile as possible. As supply chain planner you have the finger on the pulse in every aspect of our supply chain - from manufacturing to retail partners, logistics partners and internal stakeholders.
You are constantly on the hunt for data that can help you to create better forecasts and predict demand and you have a knack for analysing complex data and bringing order to chaos. You are the ultimate logistician and solve the puzzles that have not yet been invented.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accountable for forecasting and inventory planning from A-Z
  • Responsible for allocation and management of inventory to individual sales channels and key retail partners
  • Proactively following up on all aspects of our supply chain, you are the one person who has the deepest insight into what the inventory situation will look like in the future
  • Building strong relationships with inventory managers and purchase planners with our key retail partners, internal stakeholders, as well as manufacturers 
  • Maintaining a frequent dialogue with our key retail partners and internal sales team to stay on top of market tendencies and challenges
  • Collecting and compiling forecasts from all sales channels
  • Hunting for data to help you predict demand better
  • Creating the final forecast and presenting purchase proposals to executive team
  • Following up on inbound logistics and maintain overview of due arrival of purchase orders into our warehouse. 

THE CANDIDATE

On top of an enduring passion for cycling and a purpose driven personality, the ideal candidate is passionate about forecasting and inventory management. You have a strong appetite for analysing data and insist on bringing order to chaos. A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements. 

  • Approximately five years' experience working for a global product business/brand with similar logistical challenges as those of GripGrab
  • Advanced knowledge of common forecasting principles 
  • An excellent understanding of every aspect of the supply chain for a global product brand like GripGrab
  • Strong communication skills and proven experience collaborating with overseas factories, retail partners and internal stakeholders 
  • You will be working extensively with our ERP system (NAVISION), and you will have a head start if you are familiar with this system from previous professional experience.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed 
  • Full professional proficiency in English, both written and spoken – other languages are a plus 

PERSONALLY, YOU:

  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Are systematic and structured
  • Are a true super-user of Excel and formulas like =xlookup(), =sumifs(), and =countifs() are not foreign to you. 
  • Have solid communication and listening skills
  • Feel comfortable working with tight deadlines and capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Are highly self-motivated with a high energy level and a “can do” attitude
  • Are flexible and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic business – you have a hands-on approach to execution 
  • Preferably you have an enduring passion for cycling 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Preferably, the role will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, we are open to applicants living and working abroad who can travel to our HQ on a regular basis.

WORKING AT GRIPGRAB

We are continuously looking into ways to invest in our employees and build a better working culture and environment. Here are some of the benefits we offer: 

  • Flexible working hours 
  • Possibility to work out of office during the week 
  • Annual team building trips to exciting cycling destinations 
  • A personal annual allowance for free GripGrab kit 
  • In-house facilities for cyclists which are second to none 

Are you interested and do you have what it takes?

Please submit your application by filling out this form (your CV as pdf-file is required):

APPLICATION FORM

Deadline for submission of applications: : 22th November 2021
Starting date: 3rd of January 2022
Questions about the job: Please email COO Lars Kræmmer at lakr@gripgrab.com