Director of Operations - Power A Division

2017-1263
US-WA-Woodinville
Category
Other
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

About us:

PowerA, a division of BDA, is made up of very different individuals who come together for one purpose: To build innovative accessories for the world’s best interactive entertainment.

 

We partner with amazing people and companies, including Nintendo, Microsoft, PlayStation, Apple, Disney, Activision, Ubisoft and more. You can shop PowerA products at major retailers in North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America.

Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Streamline supply chain by continuously assessing and improving inventory management, procurement processes and procedures, and compressing lead-times through data analysis and cross-departmental strategy and alignment. Make recommendation for improvements, and where adopted assist in mapping and implementation.
  • Report sales versus forecast performance to sales team and work together to improve accuracy of forecasting process
  • Manage inventory and planning teams 
  • Manage inventory requirements to assure in stock levels meet division objectives
  • Coordinate logistics and shipment scheduling with Logistics Manager
  • Exhibit and promote high levels of Spirit of Service (both internal and external customers) to ensure smooth operations and satisfied customers.
  • Provide directional feedback on performance vs. plan
  • Work with China based team to assure production schedules are met to fulfill inventory requirements
  • Create and hold team accountable to internal and external service SLAs as defined
  • Respond to all internal and external customer and vendor request within 24 hours
  • Refine and develop Inventory Management processes and procedures
  • Provide work direction, leadership, and training to direct reports, and cross-functional team members
  • Responsible to lead and implement special projects as needed 
  • Work with Product Development to assure clean hand-off of new products into production
  • Identify and communicate capacity/throughput requirements during development phase to assure inventory needs are met.

Any travel involved? No

Any financial/budgetary responsibility? Yes

Strategic planning responsibilities? Yes

Number of staff reporting to this position: 2

Qualifications

Experience and Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in Supply Chain, Operations or Business
  • 10 + Years’ experience in supply chain management for a consumer product, retail based company required
  • VGA (video games accessories) a plus
  • Successful track record of inventory management; seasonal business experience a plus
  • In depth experience supplying a major retailer including scheduling of weekly replenishment orders
  • Asia based sourcing experience
  • Solid understanding of common manufacturing processes and materials used
  • Ability to interface and collaborate with all levels of management and stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and business writing skills, including technical writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain processes and tools
  • MRP experience required, implementation of a system a plus
  • APICs certification a plus
  • Strong knowledge of factory capabilities, cost structures and manufacturing capacities, including injection molding, PCBA and assembly

Job Skills & Traits

  • Strategic, analytical and creative thinker
  • Strong aptitudes for observation, analysis, design, and implementation of materials management process and control
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to develop and communicate vision
  • Superior ability to educate, delegate and motivate direct reports and cross-functional contributors
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Independent problem solving expertise, with tenacious enthusiasm to meet goals with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with coworkers, vendors and internal customers and present to external clients
  • Ability to recognize and act upon trend information
  • Expertise in various business technology programs
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Proven autonomy through high responsibility and result driven planning

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