Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Supply Planning Manager Job Description

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Supply planning manager provides functional and technical support for existing and future implementations of SAP APO Demand Planning, ECC Supply Chain (PP, MM, SD), and related modules to business users and peers.

Supply Planning Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Contribute to the development and implementation of ERP based planning processes, and will be accountable for demonstrated use of ERP and production planning to improve department efficiency
Be responsible for leading a complex portfolio of products, including products with high levels of promotional volumes, a diverse set of external manufacturing sites and alternate customer channels, and/or a high degree of demand seasonality
Own and develop production and supplier capacity models and key levers to optimize manufacturing and suppliers for optimized total cost of supply
Assist in developing and implementing departmental, manufacturing, supplier management goals and objectives including overall production objectives and key performance indicator targets for a specified period of time
Develop a team of Supply Chain planners and Business Leads to accurately forecast demand and ensure supply planning for the full SAP horizon
Develop strategic plans to guide portfolio reliability and ensure continued service improvement for long term performance
Develop a team of Supply Chain planners and Business Leads to accurately forecast demand and ensure supply planning
Champion the Sales and Operations Planning process at the Forecast Meeting
Balance inventory and supply planning while maintaining targeted customer service levels
Lead special projects related to product launches, line extensions, and various supply chain initiatives

Supply Planning Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supply Planning Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, APIC, CIRM, CPSM, IBF, MBA, CSCMP, LSS

Education for Supply Planning Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Supply Planning Manager

Desired skills for supply planning manager include:

SAP ECC/APO/BI in Supply Chain through formal training and experience
Modern demand and supply planning concepts
SAP
Excel
PowerPoint
Access and Outlook
Manufacturing
ERP
Inventory Management
Purchasing and business intelligence software and demonstrated expertise in Word

Desired experience for supply planning manager includes:

Approximately 5% travel, including air travel
FMCG industry preferred
Ability to handle of complexity and high analysis & reporting ability
7+ years work experience in the consumer goods industry (with a focus on production, replenishment, supply chain management, logistics, finance, materials )
Proven experience in previous planning/production managerial roles
Retail/Wholesale Apparel Experience Preferable but not mandatory

Supply Planning Manager Examples

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Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a supply planning manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supply planning manager
  • Provide consolidated hub inputs for Executive Supply Reviews as part of the monthly IBP cycles to agree upon effective capacity plans that balance customer service, supply cost, and inventory targets to ensure that all derailing issues are effectively framed and escalated to relevant forums for resolution
  • Develop proactive strategies to anticipate and mitigate issues and risks with respect to supply planning
  • Provide consultative guidance on the most complex aspects of developing inventory supply plans
  • Manage supply planning system and process improvements
  • Provide leadership to direct reports and team members
  • Perform inventory segmentation
  • Manage inventory of new and phase-out parts
  • Validate and meet the monthly inventory days of supply and facilitate the reduction of excess inventory
  • Assist in setting strategic direction for supply chain initiatives
  • Provide a monthly Master Production Plan (MPS) for the Semi finished Product (SFP) and the Finished Product (FP), taking into account specific configuration
Qualifications for supply planning manager
  • Success working in a matrix environment with a collaborative leadership style
  • Manage supply volume for VCI/VMI product at specified carriers
  • Innovate and Improve
  • With leadership/managerial experience
  • Bachelor degree or above, major in Supply Chain related discipline is preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in supply planning function in sizable companies
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Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a supply planning manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supply planning manager
  • Lead by example the production schedulers to use best practices in the execution of planning and scheduling responsibilities
  • Provide change leadership within the team and for partner functions
  • Management of the performance relating to all local (NA) distribution related functions of the Supply Chain
  • Evaluation of costs and continuous assessment opportunities for optimization
  • Generate Supply Chain reporting requirements for the group and as required by other business units
  • Member of the Global Supply Chain team
  • Manage inventory at a healthy level below plan target with optimum safety stocks and ensuring no stock outs
  • Liaise with Abbott Plants and Distribution Centres on Master arrival schedules & timely replenishment of inventory
  • Notify Planning centres to ensure all special documents related to Infant products are received before shipment arrival
  • Conduct supply review with product managers and update on any concerns
Qualifications for supply planning manager
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from an Engineering Faculty (preferably from Industrial Engineering)
  • Preferably experience in a big & complex production facility within the Automative, FMCG or Pharmaceuticals company
  • Willing to locate in Samsun
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or other related field or equivalent education and experience
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), or Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Graduate calibre in business economics or engineering
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Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supply planning manager. 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 manager
  • Balance supply and demand across a global network of specialty chemical manufacturing sites (Brazil, China...)
  • Plan supply requirements and communicate product availability through manufacturing value streams and Markets
  • Responsible for developing a manufacturing and distribution strategy in support of achieving target customer service levels and customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories
  • Work out release schedule both for internal QC and government lab for import incoming material testing
  • Facilitate site planning lead to foreseen, raise up and manage short term supply issue and cooperate with procurement/production/quality/RA/… to driven issue solved and mitigate supply risk
  • Report and escalate supply risk issue to global tools
  • Key planning metric management and analysis
  • Steering and controlling standardized weekly and monthly planning process (MPS and SIOP preparation)
  • Managing constraints - co-ordinate, communicate and make agreements with involved parties to provide a solution, short/mid/long term
  • Coordinating and aligning with all stakeholders in order to establish the correct communication and reporting structure to drive, support and connect monthly SIOP planning to weekly planning and execution
Qualifications for supply planning manager
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience with prior managerial rotation of at least two (2) years
  • Experience in the implementation of a formal Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Experience using Oracle EBS r12 Supply Chain Management applications (Inventory, MRP, ASCP)
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management or other professional designation
  • Develops feasible, 18-month master production schedules for finished goods and component items based on capacity requirements
  • Participates on Oracle EBS/ASCP design teams and leads site installation efforts for new systems
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Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a supply planning manager. 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 manager
  • Supervises the matching of demand forecasts with supply plans, developing replenishment plans, inventory plans, materials requirements plan’s and matching co-manufacturing/co-packing over the appropriate time horizon
  • Supports product safety, quality and legality
  • Communicates Safety, Quality, and Food Safety policies to all employees
  • Follow up Business evolution and main challenges (countries and platform levels) and bring your support to Topline steering committees on brands
  • May prepare material requirement plans using enterprise resource planning systems
  • Understand supply chain costs and manages key metrics for delivery, freight, and inventory quality
  • Sets operational goals for key metrics
  • Responsible for the training, development, and management of talent within organization
  • Set inventory targets, monitor and manage inventory levels
  • Will define and manage the S&OP process
Qualifications for supply planning manager
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in Management Consulting / Business Intelligence / Market Research / investment banking
  • Ability to use data visualization to create meaningful insights
  • High level of adaptability in working in a high pressure working environment
  • Results and detail-oriented, with strong intuitions on how to solve problems creatively and quickly
  • Bachelor’s Degree (MBA, Supply Chain management, Operations management, highly desirable)
  • Ensures suppliers perform to committed schedules, terms, conditions and contractual requirements/specifications, SOWs and drawings
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Supply Planning Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a supply planning manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supply planning manager
  • Ensure that all team members are suitably trained to maximize flexibility to support the manufacturing and packaging operation in accordance with site training requirements
  • Approve timecards and manage vacation schedule for personnel within the Supply Chain group
  • Collaborates with the demand and production planning group to generate recommendations to resolve capacity issues and support long-term sales demand
  • Adjusts supply plans based on the outcome of cross-functional collaboration meetings and inputs from other departments
  • Provides analytic and planning support for development, implementation, and management of enterprise wide strategies, policies, procedures that drive improvement of supply optimization
  • Minimizes working capital costs by identifying opportunities to decrease raw materials/packaging and stored inventories while delivering against service level objectives
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate materials inventory levels for all products and provides input into the S&OP process
  • Provides leadership to a team of supply planning analysts by recruiting, training, mentoring, and rewarding talent incentivize high levels of performance
  • Able to handle uncertainty and the unexpected
  • Act as an inspiring leader
Qualifications for supply planning manager
  • Optimizes procurement resources to achieve quality, performance and cost goals in support of BU objectives and in compliance with Sector performance metrics
  • Responsible for the establishment of policy for the strategic planning, development, selection and maintenance of sources of supply for goods and services purchased by the BU
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10+ years relevant experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations or Program Management
  • Experience managing large teams, including managers
  • From Food/Consumer/Pharmaceutical industry would be preferable
  • 5 years of experience working in sales and operations planning environment, including 3 years of supervisory experience

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