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06/23/2017

Job ID 8547
POSITION PLANNING MANAGER
RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides strategic direction and leadership for Supply Planning and Demand Planning functions. 

Supply Planning includes inventory and capacity management at manufacturing facilities, co-packers and distribution centers, and is a key contributor to Customer Fill Rate results and Operations efficiency. 

Demand Planning includes analyzing and shaping future customer demand, partnering with key sales personnel for field-level knowledge, managing the monthly consensus process, and maintaining a statistical demand plan within SAP.

This key leader establishes guidelines and provides coaching to the direct team and other stakeholders.  The overall objective is to achieve network-based demand, supply and inventory plans at the least landed cost.  These responsibilities require an iterative mindset, a passion for systems usage, strong leadership and influencing skills, and a continuous improvement mindset.  

Position Responsibilities:

Key Experiences:

•             Strong knowledge of both supply and demand planning functions, including the demonstrated ability to build both process and team

•             Strong understanding of the standard operational key performance indicators

o             Understanding of planning performance relative to financials and key performance indicators

o             Knowledge of how to deliver customer service and working capital commitments

•             Cross functional supply chain leadership experiences (Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Warehouse, Transportation, Customer Service, Operations)

•             Experience in creating and executing contingency plans

•             Understanding of how to identify and improve Transportation and Warehousing cost drivers

•             Experience supporting new product introduction (RQI, Sales, and or Marketing)

•             Knowledge of how to assess long and short term capacity utilization to provide recommendation to ensure utilization is realized and or shortfall are eliminated

•             Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of SAP planning capabilities

•             Strong People Leadership skills with proven ability to develop talent and lead teams

 

Key Developmental Take-Aways:

•             Understanding of end to end supply chain financials and performance impacts

•             Deliver consistent results against KPIs using supporting metrics and methods

•             Provide strategic thinking and delivery performance improvements through leveraging relationships

•             Support long and short term capacity assessment and provide recommendations, New Product Introduction support, engagement with operations leadership, and execution against a balanced scorecard (demand variability, service, working capital, and cost)

•             Ownership of planning processes using SAP tools

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

•             B.S. degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field strongly preferred

•             Strong analytical and communication skills

•             Minimum 6 years supply chain, demand planning, or operations experience preferred.

•             Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and / or supply planning

•             Experience with supply planning software; experience with SAP is a requirement

•             APICS certified (American Production Inventory Certification Society) a plus

•             Time management / prioritization skills critical

COMPANY INFO FOOD/BVG PLANT MFG BACKGROUND REQUIRED
COMPENSATION $120,000 - $125,000
DEGREE BS/BA
LOCATION ATLANTA, GA
CONTACT KELLY MEINKE
CONTACT EMAIL KELLY@GLOBALSEARCHNETWORK.COM
DATE POSTED 06/23/2017
 

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