Supply Planning Analyst

Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials

Chicago, IL, United States


The Supply Planning Analyst will provide thorough analysis of finished goods production plans and accurate management of US inventory requirements.

Market Overview

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 $8.8million 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.


Function Overview

Dyson’s culture is unique.

Driven, inventive, technology-obsessed and decidedly un-corporate. The mindset is geared to constant challenge. And a global expansion at Dyson’s pace brings constant challenge. It’s not easy or comfortable, but it’s this way of working that drives performance.

Dyson suits people with the courage and resilience to find their own way, spotting opportunities where others don’t, and having the self-belief to persevere where others give up. “Good enough” isn’t good enough.

Experiences are more important than experience. And attitude counts as much as aptitude.


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
  • Communicate with Malaysian manufacturing team on a bi-monthly conference call to ensure production plans meet demand plan

Analyze international supply chain product flow movements and manage requests made from group inventory compliance.

  • Report monthly inventory projections by sku to monitor investment in working capital
  • Drive profitability by minimizing product obsolescence
  • Ensure correct inventory locations/timing to meet customer requirements
    • Divert containers, team trucking, warehouse stock transfers

Manage allocation process for items with capacity constraints

  • Identify and communicate potential capacity constraints to necessary parties
  • Update supply planning reporting weekly or as needed
  • Prepare internal allocation report for key retailers to help maximize sales when inventory is low
  • Assist in managing customer orders
  • Work closely with Sales and Order Processing and Account Managers to analyze shipments vs. plan

Other Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Very organized with excellent follow-up
  • Numerically Proficient
  • Adaptable/flexible – able to multi task
  • Professional/discreet/loyal
  • Team player


  • 1+ years’ experience in a supply chain role required, consumer goods organization experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required- Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or Logistics preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Significant experience/ proficiency in Microsoft Excel required
  • Strong communication skills
  • SAP planning experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain concepts  
  • A ‘can do’ / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Driven to get the best result - challenges themselves and others
  • Ability to deliver projects in full, on time and to the highest quality

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.
Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted: 14-Jul-2017