Senior Planner
British Columbia, Vancouver, CA
25d ago


Hey, we’re Article. We’re a digital-first furniture brand that’s engineering remarkably better furniture experiences. We don’t have brick and mortar stores, so we’re able to deliver better value on beautiful, modern furniture.

Because of this, we’re growing like crazy and we need a few more hands on deck.

We’re looking for a Senior Planner to take on the role of leading our purchasing department. You should be detailed-oriented, organized, and have a good working knowledge of how purchasing departments function.

You will be actively working with our Operations team to ensure that purchasing and inventory are operating at peak efficiency.

You will significantly impact the Article business by utilizing great organizational skills to ensure all stakeholders have the information that they require and to ensure shipments arrive correctly and on time.

What does a day in the life of a Senior Planner at Article look like? Your main responsibilities will be :

  • Using internal tools to lead the team in accurately forecasting demand
  • Reporting directly on KPI’s of in-stock performance, inventory turns, proper warehouse stock, on time shipment from vendors
  • Monitoring warehouse inventory, reporting on levels, and working on plans to mitigate over capacity
  • Improving processes and automating the purchasing process at Article
  • Communicating with overseas vendors and working with them to move towards Article’s new systems
  • Updating internal documents
  • Tracking production and shipments to ensure they are on time
  • Liaising with ocean forwarder to ensure they have correct information
  • Managing vendor payments
  • Requirements

  • Purchasing and inventory management experience
  • Lean, Six Sigma, or Kanban experience
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Outstanding multitasking and organizational skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Excellent English communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Keen attention to detail
  • A team player attitude, also capable of working independently
  • Benefits

    So what’s in it for you? Besides the chance to join a diverse group of Particles working to make the world a more beautiful and comfortable place, you’ll get to take advantage of some pretty great perks.

  • You’ll get all the tools you need to get your job done well.
  • Access to a great benefits package with all the bells and whistles.
  • All employees get amazing discounts on our products so you can style your home how you like it.
  • Our kitchen is regularly stocked full of delicious snacks.
  • We don’t just crunch the clock and leave; we also have regular extra-curricular activities. We’re open to suggestions for fun new activities so bring a few ideas along.
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