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Production Planner

NakedWines.com

Napa, CA

Job Description:

What we’ll call you:
Production Planner

Our purpose:
Nakedwines.com is revolutionizing the way we enjoy wine by connecting everyday wine drinkers with the world’s best winemakers.

Funding winemakers upfront gives us a chance to support independent producers without the stressors or costs of the three-tier system - and allows us to offer customers site-exclusive wines for a best-in-the-business price point, which unlocks a huge target market.

We are the largest direct-to-consumer online wine business in the USA, shipping over 1 million cases a year (!) with plenty of growth and have ambitiously growth plans ahead.

Our global team is entrepreneurial by nature, obsessive about customer experience and performance-driven, which makes this a place where you will be inspired to grow personally as well as professionally.

Your purpose:

Do you get excited about organizing a busy production schedule and keeping projects on track? Are you an organized planner with a knack for getting all the details right?

Well then, keep reading…

The Production Planner’s role is to oversee and manage the Nakedwines.com bottling plan by coordinating with our team and external suppliers. The objective of this role is to excel in production planning to ensure wines are bottled in a timely and cost efficient manner. The individual will report to the Head of Wine Planning on the Planning team.

To nail your job you will:

-Manage relationships with bottling partners and ensure that supplier KPIs are met
-Ensure products are bottled efficiently, while keeping dry goods logistics and demand needs in consideration
-Hold suppliers accountable if terms are not met. All pricing is to be monitored and upheld with suppliers. Familiarity with contract terms and deliverables is a must.
-Identify and recommend ways to reduce costs and optimize bottling plan without sacrificing customer experience or quality
-Track efficiencies, quality, and production data to improve bottling operations across suppliers. Able to execute and follow through on proposed improvements
-Attend bottlings on a regular basis. Day travel is required
-Coordinate with bottlers to schedule bottling dates and communicate any changes or delays with the team. Update bottling dates in the company system
-Be the owner of the Bottling Checklist sheet used by departments throughout the company
-Partner with various departments for production planning and make bottling decisions based on volume forecast and demand.
-Track that bottling volumes per location meet minimums and aim to hit target volumes with suppliers to receive rebates.
-Send forecasted volumes to suppliers on a monthly basis
-Contribute to process improvement initiatives and encourage the involvement of suppliers and team members
-Run weekly production meetings to make sure everything is in place for bottling
-Be responsible for staying in touch with suppliers and upholding a good working relationship
-Create bottling purchase orders and ensure invoices reflect agreed contract pricing
-Facilitate monthly Wine Reconciliation meeting to verify planned versus actual volumes
-Collaborate with the Procurement Coordinator to manage dry goods leftover inventory
-Analyze bottling reports to ensure volumes meet what was expected and works to resolve numbers that look inconsistent

We’ll love you because you:

-Are highly organized with acute attention to detail
-Understand beverage processing and its associated equipment
-Are familiar with dry goods and can troubleshoot issues supplier may have on the bottling line
-Have strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Are flexible to make changes at short notice to accommodate business needs and communicate those changes with suppliers and internal teams
-Have a high level of integrity and discretion
-Understand arithmetic and are comfortable working with numbers
-Have the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize in a dynamic fast-paced environment
-Are a self-starter with the ability to complete activities with minimal direction
-Have strong organizational skills and the ability to follow through on projects
-Have exceptional oral and written communication skills
-Have a professional attitude and a strong work ethic
-Are able to drive results in a complex, high-growth company
-Are able to manage multiple projects, with various timelines, at one time

Requirements

-High school diploma or equivalent required
-Bachelor degree preferred
-2 to 5 years work experience in a bottling, operations, or production environment required
-Experience managing supplier relationships
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and Google Office tools
-Track record of exceptional decision making and communication skills
-Strong computer, technical and analytical skills
-Remote work is temporarily available under shelter in place orders. Must be able to commute to our Napa, CA office once restrictions have been lifted
-Must be able to provide work authorization to work legally in the United States. Nakedwines.com does not provide work authorization sponsorship for this position

If you fit the bill, then we want to hear from you - submit your online application today!

Nakedwines.com is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, February 22nd
Type of Work:
Full Time

Contact Information:

NakedWines.com
Sarah Hardin