North America Planning ManagerJob ID 9485 Alpharetta, Georgia, United States; Greenville, South Carolina, United States; Greenville, Texas, United States; Anaheim, California, United States; Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States; Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States; Winona, Minnesota, United States; Orange, California, United States;
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JOB TITLE: North America (NA) Planning Manager LOCATION: Large Manufacturing Site DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain Planning REPORTS TO: Global Director, Supply Chain Planning Expected Travel: 25%
Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The continued growth in Composite Materials depends on solid supply chain processes focused on supporting business growth. This role is responsible for managing and leading the Supply Chain Planning teams at the manufacturing sites in the region.
Education and Experience:
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations Management, Business or related degree.
•12-20 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with a solid track record in delivering results, project work which includes change management, building teams / leadership (able to engage / inspire and develop people) and positions of greater responsibility
•3-5 years of experience leading and developing other managers, ideally within a planning scope.
•Thorough knowledge ERP systems (like SAP).
•Strong Supply Chain / Operations / Business background in a manufacturing environment.
•Strong analysis / decision making and excellent problem solving skills.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•APICS certification CPIM or CSCP.
•Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS / CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
Performance and Results:
-Drives for results that have a positive impact on business performance.
-Initiates timely action to address important issues.
-Maintains a consistent, high level of productivity despite challenges and obstacles.
-Demonstrates maturity in dealing with conflict.
-Superior communication skills including listening, verbal and written to bridge gaps between business/customer needs and supply chain/manufacturing capabilities.
-Communicates openly with others and clearly shares the strategic plan and business plan to ensure alignment across the organization.
-Excellent presentation skills at levels of the organization with specific focus on the capability of effectively facilitating S&OP meetings and communicating the action plans as an output.
Leadership, coaching and teamwork:
-Develops close working relationships with all key stakeholders and participants in the S&OP process.
-Demonstrates skills in participative and collaborative decision making processes.
-Shows a sense of responsibility and urgency toward goal accomplishment.
-Influences conflict resolution in a manager that is beneficial and constructive for the organization.
-Fosters teamwork within the planning organization, within the supply chain functional, and cross-functionally across all areas of the company.
-Able to see the big picture from order acceptance through the entire order fulfillment process.
-Identifies and solves problems related to work processes and ERP system configuration/operation to meet customer or regulatory needs.
-Ensures best practices are identified, developed and implemented.
-Actively seeks continuous improvement activities and formulates actions to drive this.
-Flexible, adjusts readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty.
-Strong influencing skills to drive and bring about change and demonstrates strong management of change skills.
-Leverages other functional knowledge in developing solutions to complex supply issues.
-Responds to crisis supply disruptions due to Cytec or Supplier incidents using knowledge of alternative global sourcing options.
-Consistently demonstrates flexibility and resilience in response to obstacles, constraints, adversity, and mistakes.
-Enthusiastically volunteers to try new things, even when others may hesitate due to the risks of failing.
-Is always looking for new ideas and new ways of looking at things; takes the time and effort to get involved in new areas.
-Ability to engage / inspire and develop people.
-Focus on development and delegation / empowerment
-Ability to drive results through others.
-Build the team to drive solid succession planning.
-Performance against budget
-Total inventory value and DOH
-SMOG – Slow Moving Off Grade
Customer satisfaction and supply chain metrics such as
-Inventory Record Accuracy
-On Time In Full (OTIF)
-Delivery Performance/ Lead Time Performance
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