Director Global Planning & Inventory Management at Lime

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August 25, 2023

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Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We’re on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Our electric bikes and scooters have powered 400+ million rides in 250+ cities on 5 continents, replacing an estimated 100+ million car trips. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company and Fast Company Brand That Matters, we achieved a fully profitable year in 2022, becoming the first in our industry to reach this milestone.

Lime is hiring a Director Global Planning & Inventory Management to join our Supply Chain team! In this role, you will report into the Sr Director, Global Supply Planning & Logistics. You will help us continue to transform and take our global planning and inventory management functions to the next level. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a startup culture. You will be comfortable working within an evolving environment. You are an in the moment problem solver and are able to stay focused on building and scaling for the future. You thrive on building relationships and uncover the employee sentiment around current offerings. You understand that our people matter as much as the process and value building collaborative relationships throughout the organization.

We are a remote first company and for many roles, we welcome applications from anywhere we operate. It is preferred that this role is based somewhere within the US West Coast or elsewhere within the US.

What You'll Do: Identify and lead projects designed to significantly improve our global supply planning and inventory management processesLead a dynamic global team, supporting their development, providing mentorship & support while leading them in effectively balancing managing the business while transforming itContribute to and support continuous improvements in our demand forecast process to enhance accuracy across our global business unitsDirect the strategic and tactical activities of the supply planning & global inventory functionsParticipate in stakeholder discussions to identify and collaboratively address our challenges Work with Ops stakeholders to guide the development of optimal inventory levels and turn rates to establish min / max stock levels in support of optimized replenishment SLAsFormulate and utilize methods and systems for enhancing improved control over supply and inventory while driving down OOS rates and avoiding overstock or stagnant inventory situationsLead & support SOX compliance initiatives across all planning and inventory functionsFurther establish and implement key performance indicators to drive short and long-term improvementsDetermine budgetary needs in support of inventory management and support the annual budget process for CapEx and Spare Parts spendLead the work to identify new item setup improvements and standardization consistent with the expectations of the business and our systemsManage and maintain effective communication & relationships with cross-functional partnersUtilize data analysis and reporting to support supply chain strategies, cost reduction efforts, inventory reduction targets, and complianceEstablish close partnership with Accounting for monthly and year end reconciliation processes and implement best practices About You:You strive to build respectful & collaborative relationships within your organization, external partners and key stakeholdersTen + years of increasing responsibility for Planning and Inventory leadership within a fast paced, rapidly growing, global environmentPrior global team management experience a plusDemonstrated experience in successfully leading supply planning & direct procurementProven track record of implementing and managing best in class inventory management principlesHighly results-oriented and focused on business priorities, goals and delivering impactful projects across the finish lineA people focused leaderPrior ERP experience required, NetSuite experience preferredSolid understanding of SOX compliance requirements for direct procurement, planning and inventory managementExcellent problem-solving skills, able to develop and execute comprehensive action plans under tight time constraintsAbility to effectively manage competing priorities & projects concurrentlyEffective communication & presentation skillsExcellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to build rapport with directs and cross-functional colleagues, and be able to foster collaborative relationshipsThe anticipated salary range for this position is $128,000.00 -  $216,000.00.
Equity and benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, depending on the position offered. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's skills, experience and other qualifications as well as the candidate's location of residence. In addition to base salary, some roles may be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of company performance, employee performance, and management discretion.


Why Lime? When you join Lime, you join a global community of smart, caring, talented individuals working together to deliver world-changing results; striving to create an experience that enables Limers to do their best work. Here are some ways we support and invest in our team: 

Competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonus and pre-IPO equityHealth and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness appsFlexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residenceFully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthoodSupport for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisorsUnlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the worldProfessional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier toolsOpportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteerCulture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functionsConsistent recognition of great work through meaningful rewards and career advancements

Benefits and perks vary depending on the nature of your employment and country of residence. Terms and conditions may apply.

If you want to make an impact, Lime is the place for you. Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? If this role excites you we encourage you to apply. Explore all opportunities on our career page.

Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and globally diverse team – which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences. Apply for this job

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