Manager of International Flow Planning
Limited Brands - Columbus, OH

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The mission objective of the Manager of International Flow Planning is ensuring and supporting the effective alignment of international demand and supply plans and operations.

The manager supports the La Senza, Bath and Body Works and Victorias Secret Beauty & Accessories International business units. The manager owns the flow planning processes, technology and analysis for each brand based on their business model, planning and analysis maturity. The manager will work collaboratively with brand MP&A, brand store operations, MAST logistics and international franchisee partners to ensure alignment on key demand & supply objectives and goals.

The manager leads his/her team by developing and documenting standard operating procedures and providing daily business direction in order to meet key initiatives and objectives. The individual hires, coaches and develops a team of trusted advisors including succession planning and regular performance reviews to address personal growth and development needed to foster a productive, focused team.

Mission Critical Activities:

Provide leadership and the necessary formal and informal training to direct reports, including one-on-one development

Ownership of SAP and Manugistics definition of the international distribution network, transportation modes, lead times, sourcing relationships and calendars to ensure the proper inventory planning flows.
Partner with international franchisees & Limited Brands International to align on seasonal sales and store inventory plans

Ensure the daily execution of key forecasting, allocation and flow planning processes and reporting to support International Brand Management (IBM) partners

Provide visibility to supply future supply flows and develop tactics with logistics partners to balance flows with global capacities

Value Add Activities:

Highlight demand and supply misalignment and future risk at both store and DC level

Present analysis in weekly international business and partner meetings, includes the call out of issues and action plans

Explore opportunities to improve store inventory productivity and optimize global network capacity
Identify areas for process and technology improvement, develop an implementation & resource plan and deliver change

Support key technology and process improvement projects to ensure successful integration with supply chain operations


Five to seven years of experience in retail or CPG VMI inventory planning and/or deployment

Demonstrated experience analyzing retail and network inventory
Ability to partner with and influence internal and external partners

Demonstrated leadership and decision-making skills

Excellent communication, prioritizing and problem-solving skills
Experience presenting analysis to peers and key business leaders

Knowledge of distribution networks

Expert user of Manugistics Fulfillment or similar inventory planning applications

Experience with SAP R/3 inventory and purchasing modules

Expert user of Microsoft Excel and Access

Bachelors degree in supply chain management or engineering

Advanced degree, MBA preferred
Mast Global, part of the Limited Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion Limited Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

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BUILDING A FAMILY OF THE WORLD'S BEST FASHION RETAIL BRANDS L Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and...