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Production and Inventory Planner

Operations — Novato, CA

Position Title: Production and Inventory Planner
Department: Operations
**Salary: $70-$85K DOE

Company Overview:

Worldwise Inc. is a global organization poised for growth; an organization that embraces the vision to delight its customers while outperforming its competitors; an organization that is committed to the principles of quality, innovation, safety, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Worldwise is an industry leader in the development and branding of smart, stylish, and innovative pet products. Our brands include SmartyKat, Sherpa, goDog, Trusty Pup, Kitty Sift, Fur Haven, Pawscout and Pet Factory. We seek diverse and energetic people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focus on continuous improvement, uphold Worldwise’s values, and of course, love pets.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Novato, CA, with additional offices in Colorado, Texas, Washington, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Asia. Worldwise provides a fun, flexible, and pet-friendly working environment, opportunities for career growth, and competitive compensation and benefits. Join our team in beautiful Marin County and help design the future of the Company. You’ll join a team comprised of individuals who possess a passionate interest in product design, operations, customer service, technology, digital trends, E-Commerce and, yes, pets!


  • Jointly with Senior Planning and Inventory Manager develops planning and production schedules for components and finished goods for Worldwise Inc. product lines specifically Kitty Sift, and goDog and Trusty Pup dog toys.
  • Manages production plans and buys from Asia, Mexico, and US sourced materials and finished goods using planning methods such as make to order, make to stock or make to forecast.
  • Coordinates with Product Development, Inventory, Finance, and suppliers to ensure on-time, cost-efficient delivery of goods.
  • Collaborates with Product Development, Sales, Inventory, Creative Services, Demand Planning and Finance teams to ensure that seasonal and program changes are implemented in a controlled manner.
  • Works together with Sales, Product Development, Quality, and Planning Teams on launching existing and new products in global markets.
  • Communicates with Worldwise HK office and McAllen, TX team resolving any manufacturing and production issues (e.g. material shortages, production delays and other potential delays).
  • Leads weekly planning meetings with WW McAllen manufacturing team that includes representatives from Costing, Production, Purchasing, Scheduling and Quality.
  • Leads semi-monthly Planning meetings that includes representatives from Product Development, Demand Planning, and Quality assurance.
  • Manage re-working inventory and transfers for product categories.
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required.

Experience & Skills Required:

  • 1-3 years of consumer goods Material Management and Production Planning experience
  • Familiar with materials management techniques, e.g. BOM, MRP, EDI, Capacity Planning
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong math skills are a must
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams, be open to suggestions and able to collaborate with others to solve problems and offer solutions
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the ability to complete work assignments based on broad directions with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced experience in using MS Excel

*Hybrid role – 3 days in the office/2 days remote

*Must be fully vaccinated

Interested and qualified applicants for any open position can email their resumes (with cover letters) to No phone calls, please. Be sure to reference the exact job title in the subject line.

Worldwise provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or military or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Worldwise complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Worldwise further expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or military or veteran status.

Worldwise requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires need to be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 on their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Worldwise, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located in Novato, Colorado, Texas or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.