Supply Chain & Operations Graduate (Rotational Development Program)
Chicago, United States
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 23, 2017
APPLICATION CLOSING DEADLINE: October 21, 2017
Program start: June/July 2018
Designed in our global HQ in the UK, produced in Malaysia, and shipped to ports around the world, our revolutionary products have a long journey before they hit our shores. And, with new SKUs across new categories shipping to new retail partners, our supply chain is becoming even more complex. In this role, you will contribute to our global supply chain and operations function with key responsibilities analysing international product flow movements, partner with internal teams to forecast demand, and manage allocation processes. In addition to internal sales teams, you will work collaboratively with our Malaysian manufacturing team, third-party ocean carriers, in-country logistics providers, warehouses and more. Throughout this 2.5 year Americas-based program, you can expect to complete a wide-range of work across teams within our operations, supply chain and logistics organization.
Dyson is a global technology company. Using a desire to make things work better as a catalyst for invention, our team of 3,000 engineers and scientists are passionate about developing technology that solves the problems others often ignore. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 420mph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to a completely re-thought hair dryer with its motor in the handle, we are relentless about engineering better solutions. Dyson spends $8.8 million a week on research and development and works with more than 40 universities worldwide to develop early-stage technologies.
Dyson launched in the US in 2002, with the DC07 vacuum cleaner. Within 2 years, it was market share leader. Now, the US team is nearly 1,000 strong, with offices in Chicago, IL; Aurora, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Dyson people around the entire country. And we are still growing. Dyson US is poised to double its footprint, and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team is fired up.
It’s one thing to solve a problem that will change technology forever. But getting our innovative technology into the hands of consumers across the globe is an entirely different challenge. Our supply chain and logistics teams work with retail partners, vendors and Dyson teams across the globe to forecast, analyse and track delivery of final products. Tenacity perfectly describes our supply chain and logistics teams as they have worked to be high-performing even under unexpected and challenging situations.
You can expect to be placed in roles that capitalize on your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone, supported by personal and professional development and mentors to help you achieve success. This role may be a good fit if you are someone that is hungry for data, thrives on insights, and always dives deeper to understand the “why” behind numbers. You will be partnering with senior executives of the business and should be ready to apply your current skills, learn new functions, tackle business challenges and drive your own career.
The variety of “mission’s” means that no two roles will be alike, but you could expect some of the following responsibilities:
Support overall supply planning process for US consumer and commercial businesses.
- Liaise with Malaysian manufacturing team and third-party ocean carrier to ensure timely and accurate delivery of product into US
- Work with demand planning team to maintain appropriate levels of inventory in domestic warehouses to meet 12-month rolling demand plan and to achieve corporate stock objectives
- Assist local marketing and sales teams with planning for new product launches and exclusive SKUs
Manage allocation process for items with capacity constraints
- Identify and communicate potential capacity constraints to necessary stakeholders
- Update supply planning reporting weekly or as needed
- Prepare internal allocation report for key retailers to help maximize sales when inventory is low
Collaborate with sales partners and customers to develop accurate SKU-level forecasts
- Use current and historical shipment information, market trends, and POS to develop demand plan
- Work with internal sales, marketing, and finance teams to develop account-specific forecasts
- Achieve forecast accuracy and bias KPIs
Work with Dyson operations to ensure manufacturing is aligned with demand plan
- Work with global supply chain team to identify capacity or inventory constraints based on changes to the demand plan
- Communicate any potential inventory constraints/excess or lead time issues to account managers
Our most successful Dyson employees have more than just academic smarts – and we’ll expect you to have practical knowledge and experience that will help you contribute to our mantra of ‘wrong-thinking’ and doing things better. You’ll also need a head for data, great communication skills, grit, and a desire to learn. In this role, experience with SAP, tableau, and retail / sales is preferred. Some experience of a busy, deadline-driven environment would be great. But it’s not vital – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. It’s all about showing a passion for data and getting our products into the hands of our owners.
We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.
Dyson US ensures that our benefits allow you to make the most out of your life and career at Dyson. Dyson’s benefits take a holistic approach in order to serve our employees. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and disability cover. But financial rewards or benefits are not at the core of what our employees receive. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops are also available to Dyson employees. And with Dyson being an equal opportunity employer that also possesses a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared towards fueling and realizing every employees’ ambition.