Blue Yonder Planning Manager at clairesinc

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Job Description:

The Blue Yonder Planning Manager is responsible for supporting the Planning, Allocation & Inventory Management teams by ensuring stability of Blue Yonder's PMM system to support day to day operations and ensure business needs are met. This role is supports the team and partners with cross functional teams to execute the merchandising strategy that meets or exceeds financial goals. This role delivers technology strategy and execution for Claire's Portfolio Performance Management system.

  • The Product Owner (PO) is responsible for the coordination and daily tracking of systems and applications used to support the enterprise

  • This role enables supply chain strategy through execution initiatives and will act as the go-between for multiple cross functional team members as part of the integration activities

  • Supports the Replenishment and Logistics function which currently uses the Blue Yonder platform

  • Adheres to the product vision and road map that aligns with the business strategy

  • Acts as the "Voice of the Customer", translating customer journey into work that can be consumed by the technical team

  • Assists in the coordination of feedback sessions with various stakeholders to help develop the product road map and identify relevant business value

  • Prioritizes team backlog with manager using economic prioritization

  • Refines and maintains the backlog including description, benefit hypothesis, business context, objectives, key results, and acceptance criteria

  • Tracks when change orders are work ready for UAT and/or Production and their status

  • Assists with demonstrations to stakeholders

  • Supports the team during planning cadences by answering questions on business context and acceptance criteria

  • Supports QA activities including functional unit testing and user acceptance testing

  • Contribute to key requirements, design, and review sessions where aspects of the solution being considered address key elements of the business vision

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Supply Chain, Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Administration, or equivalent experience required

  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in field working with Store Operations, Warehouse Operations or experience as a Product Manager in a software company focused on Warehouse Management, Store Management, or ecommerce with 1 to 2 years of experience.

  • Hands-on experience with Blue Yonder suite of products not limited to; PMM, SCPO, Demand and Fulfil, Inventory Optimization

  • Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience or equivalent education and related experience

  • Background in supply chain, replenishment, or logistics

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills

  • Thorough problem-solving and investigative skills

  • Project Management experience (preferably Agile)

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Experienced with Windows SQL Server platforms

  • Other software and systems experience (Azure, Dynamics AX, AS/400, SAP)

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team

  • Sense of urgency with ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Claire's is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups, including those with disabilities. We will accommodate applicants' needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please inform us of the accommodation(s) that you may require.

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