Supply Planning Job Description

Supply Planning Job Description

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Supply planning provides optimization, enhancement and O&M support for SAP applications which perform financial and business management functions on Client SAP (ECC, SCM, APO, PP, SRM, Portal, Solution Manager, etc.) instances and external systems.

Supply Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Lead a wide range of functions including forecasting, inventory management, sales and operations planning, long term capacity planning and identify and implement process improvements
Product distribution and transportation
Provide appropriate metrics and reporting data to monitor performance of inventory management, capacity, customer service, forecast accuracy, forecast bias
Contribute to the development and implementation of ERP based planning processes, and will be accountable for demonstrated use of ERP in forecasting and production planning to improve department efficiency
Plan, Manage and Deliver the regional branded finished goods supply - service and inventory performance - from suppliers to regional hub(s) through to Affiliate DCs and/or directly to customers
Support facilitation of cross functional critical product review process with key stake holders
Identify opportunities and mitigate risk activities associated with supply, drive solutions thru the IBP process
Challenge current working practices
Prepare and distribute reports to identify any production constraints or capacity issues
Work to resolve capacity and production issues to leverage supply opportunities and solve potential constraints

Supply Planning Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supply Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, CSCMP, CIRM, SCM, IBF, MBA, A.P.I.C.S, LSS

Education for Supply Planning

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supply planning job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business/Administration, Education, Finance, Management, Industrial Engineering, MBA, Operations Management

Skills for Supply Planning

Desired skills for supply planning include:

Adidas Group systems
SAP
Inventory management
Excel
Forecasting
Transportation
SAP ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain through formal training and experience
Inventory optimization
Demand planning and replenishment
Microsoft Office suite

Desired experience for supply planning includes:

Ability to analyze large amounts of data and be able to “tell a story”
Influencing/Negotiations Skills
Check on data accuracy from systems and alert partners to make corrections
College or university degree with a focus on Business or Logistics or a related field
College or university degree with a focus on Logistics or a related field
Establish lead-time calendars, manage orderbase to ensure on time delivery to DC and Wholesale & Vans Retail customers

Supply Planning Examples

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Supply Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supply planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supply planning
  • Participate in Quarterly Leadership Sourcing Reviews and provide input on supplier performance and strategy execution
  • Responsible for managing Vans Inventory levels (Regular, TBD & Distressed) and achieving appropriate monthly/yearly budgets
  • Coaches and directs planning managers and their direct reports
  • Business owner of the Supply Planning function for L'Oreal Americas
  • Lead implementation of KISS Supply Chain planning project for America’s zone (operational for NA, functional for Brazil and HZ
  • Lead for improvement and harmonization of current processes and tools for MSL/Supply Planning (including Deal Assembly)
  • Provide strategic direction and vision for function and communicate information to Demand Planning teams
  • Work collaboratively with senior management across functions and divisions to build business strategy
  • Coordinate or participate in cross functional project teams
  • Benchmark with internal and external partners on best-in-class Supply Planning practices and share them within the zone
Qualifications for supply planning
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP or similar designation is preferred
  • Approximately 20% travel required including global travel to Asia, S America and Europe
  • Ensures a close and efficient link between the Supply Planning group, business owner and the KISS Program
  • Harmonize reporting and standardization across all L’Oreal divisions, categories in the region
  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business Management or Engineering a must
  • Minimum 10 years of significant Supply Chain experience with strong exposure to Supply Chain Planning, preferably in the cosmetics industry, but open to experience in fast-paced CPG industry
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Supply Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supply planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supply planning
  • Supporting production planning processes and proposing actions to secure business continuity
  • Planning raw & pack materials
  • Monitoring logistic flows
  • Supporting the team in the day to day operations
  • Coordinate product route changes to react to unplanned outages or anticipated capacity constraints
  • Coordinate pull ahead for planned production center outages
  • Initiate MDM requests to correct process / order planning parameters (lot size, lead time)
  • Partner with plant process/quality engineers to assure accuracy of master data parameters
  • Translate KPI Supply Chain metrics into actionable tasks in collaboration with peers at both Atlanta the plants
  • Coaching of the Master Planning team through development of policies, guidelines and SOPs implementing of best practices
Qualifications for supply planning
  • College or university degree with a focus on Supply Chain Management or a related field
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent from a four year college or university (Preferred concentration in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management/Sciences)
  • MBA/MS in Business Administration is preferred
  • Robust experience in supply chain planning a must
  • Deep functional knowledge and experience in Supply Planning and other aspects of SC incl
  • Knowledge of ERP planning (DRP, MPS, MRP, SFC, BOM, Master Data)
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supply planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supply planning
  • Provide backup and support for other Supply Chain functions, as assigned
  • Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
  • Develop the right functional organization structure and staffing plan to meet the functional, GMS and BMS objectives of cost, service and quality
  • Manage Global Supply Network Planning Process for assigned manufacturing sites and CMOs through leadership of a team of SNP professionals, including creation and maintenance of valid Master Production Schedules for assigned global manufacturing sites (internal and CMOs)
  • Deploy the processes and forums to support the classical Sales & Operations Planning Process at local, regional and global levels
  • Through the Supply Network Planning team, actively participate and support the New Product Management teams and ensure that demand plans are optimally created and that supply plans are executed in support of the established timelines
  • Develop strong relationships inside and outside the organization including market customers, Business Insights & Analytics, Finance, Commercial, Regulatory, Product/Supply Planners, and Customer Service representatives at manufacturing sites, distribution and support groups worldwide
  • Accountable for achieving Customer Service levels and inventory turns per agreed target levels at all nodes of the global supply chain
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain Knowledge Management, actively work with the Site Supply Chain and External Manufacturing Supply Chain teams to develop the best practices in the planning areas including training and capabilities development
  • Define and implement and integrated supply strategy for the global supply network, including CMOs
Qualifications for supply planning
  • College or university degree with a focus on Logistics preferred
  • At least 1 – 2 years’ work experience in the Footwear/ Apparel industry (with a focus on production, materials )
  • University degree in Industrial Engineering, Management Engineering and Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in supply chain and/or supply/production planning
  • Team ManagementProduction
  • Experience with supply planning software
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a supply planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for supply planning
  • Actively support and jointly lead the implementation of a Supply Network Planning and S&OP support technology system (s)
  • Assess the competency requirements and develop/implement the talent management plan for creating the competencies required for successfully meeting the functional objectives
  • Continually assess and develop employee skill levels and performance via performance review, APICS participation and other leadership development programs
  • Direct - Production Planning Managers and Deployment analysts
  • Establish and maintain 18 month MPS schedule, respecting capacity and aligned to demand
  • Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain to ensure alignment of planning parameters with factory- level constraints
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply and Production Reviews the Monthly Production Review
  • Evaluates production requirements versus constraints (bottling line capacity, wine supply, glass availability, ) and works with Bottling Management, Wine Making, and/or Procurement to resolve issues or outline options for higher level review
  • Conducts planning meetings with Demand & Supply Planning counterparts, Procurement to sign-off on the MPS and to resolve issues impeding execution of the plan
  • Measures & reports Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (OTIF, Inventory performance vs
Qualifications for supply planning
  • Experience leading improvement events preferred
  • Overall strong ability to lead through influence
  • Strong understanding of an ERP system (Oracle preferred) and the ability to work with the system to drive supply planning improvement
  • Advanced degree, diploma or certification in Supply Chain Management or MBA strongly preferred
  • Minimum 10 year's previous experience in DC engineering, continuous improvement, operations, and/or material handling design
  • Rapidly learns new skills and ideas
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Supply Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a supply planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for supply planning
  • Leads weekly/monthly SP collaboration calls with structured agenda inc kpis
  • Responsible for managing and executing supply chain planning systems, data, and processes for global and regional Print businesses
  • Provide critical planning system process Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for all Print Innovation and Transformation projects
  • Provide leadership and enablement of Print Planning, from business requirements definition to stabilization and hand-off from IT post warranty
  • Handle all supply planning activities in Global or Regional APO, R3 systems, BW and other integrated or off-line tools supporting Printing supply planning
  • Responsible for ensuring daily and weekly reports run smoothly
  • Act as single point of contact between business and IT for all planning system process issues and ensure complete plan cycles on time
  • Meet plan generation creation/ publication and process/ system availability metrics goals
  • Develop tactical plan to reach target service level with lowest cost and capital employed
  • Orders placement according to created plan, collaboration with wider supply chain team to ensure supply plan execution
Qualifications for supply planning
  • Minimum of a sophmore status
  • Knowledge of MPS/MRP & DRP methodology use of SNP APO/BW a must
  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Supply Chain, Operation or Engineering
  • Self-motivated and strong leadership to challenge status quo
  • Ability to make business decisions under uncertainty
  • Demonstrated ability to influence stake holders, effectively work and communicate in matrix global organization (sales, marketing, plant, warehouse, customer service)

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