Senior Analyst, Operations

Reef - Carlsbad, CA

Posted: September 18th, 2018



As a Senior Analyst, you will have the opportunity to partner in developing the Supply Chain Strategy to support Reef’s business growth. You will contribute to creating and implementing the 5-year Demand Supply Planning strategy for Reef Operations as well as leading the effort of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) initiatives. You will also provide indirect leadership, influence and execution of key cross-functional projects and programs that advance initiatives and develop capabilities across the brand.  In addition, you will play a key role in supporting the Reef’s S&OP process and all related supply and demand meetings.   Additionally, you will work independently and support the Reef Operations Director sponsored projects with the highest complexity. 

How You Will Make a Difference:

You will collaborate with the sourcing offices to ensure that we have a sourcing strategy on apparel and footwear that supports Reef’s growth and 5-year business plan targets.  Have the opportunity to collaborate and lead demand and supply team in reviewing 3-5 years’ demand/supply match and identify potential risks and opportunities You will be responsible for supporting the monthly S&OP process including all related supply, inventory and customer service cross-functional meetings. The Sr Operations Analyst is responsible for all S&OP related initiatives and leading the team in implementing the changes Key point person in all S&OP related communication received through VF and managing the expectations accordingly You’ll be responsible for partnering with the VF Global Business Technology (GBT) team on the supply and demand planning system strategy and infrastructure.  Ensure that the Business Intelligence Tool and reports enable supply chain analysis and reporting.  Manage any system enhancements and upgrades This role will lead any additional corporate initiatives aimed at improving current business processes Help to drive best practices and S&OP standardization and work with other VF brands and share best practices

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Finance or related field
  • Strong understanding and experience in demand and supply planning
  • Experience in managing S&OP process a plus
  • Strong analytical skills - knowledge of quantitative methods or statistics is a plus
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Perform work independently on a large volume of simultaneous projects
  • Motivation, flexibility and detail orientation are required to meet the demands of a fast-paced and passionate working environment
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g: Pivot tables, VLookup, Macro) 
  • Experience in SAP/Cognos or any reporting tools

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required 5% amount of time.
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About Reef

Reef’s 30-year heritage was born out of an idea by Fernando and Santiago Aguerre, entrepreneur brothers from South America with a love of surf and beach culture, to create a high-quality active lifestyle sandal.  To bring their vision to life, the brothers moved to Southern California to manage the Reef brand, and they set up production in Sao Paulo Brazil in 1984, where they first produced the iconic sandal that made Reef the leader in open-toe footwear.

Inspired by the beautiful women of the beaches in South America, the brothers saw an opportunity to introduce the surf market to an exotic element that they called Miss Reef, who has become a global icon of the surfing community. Since then, the vibrant culture, imagery, and beautiful Reef girls of Latin America have been a part of Reef’s DNA.

Now 30 years later, the company is thriving as the global surf lifestyle brand that lives by the "Just Passing Through" mentality of surf adventure. Reef draws on the spirit of the global traveler to offer casual lifestyle footwear for men and women, as well as apparel for men that combines function and fashion for life on the road. Using technology and a host of eco-based materials inspired by Reef Redemption, Reef continually delivers instant comfort and exotic styling, and strives toward versatile and multi-functional products for the traveling surfer. The brand is also well known for an ambassador program that supports some of the best wanderers and waveriders around the globe.