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Job Summary and Mission
This job contributes to Company success by leading a team of supply planners in the development of production or supply plans and managing product inventories to meet business objectives and profitability goals. Models and acts in accordance with Company guiding principles.
Summary of Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Develops planning team goals, strategies, and ensures they are completed on time and under budget.
Plans and manages business unit/department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Develops and enhances planning processes and procedures. Makes continuous improvements in costs, lead times and inventory strategies. Ensures planning representation on projects supporting successful entry into new markets, products, and ventures.
Devleops inventory strategies to determine cost effective use of inventory investment. Monitors materials or FG inventory levels. May develop materials requirements plans. Develops, maintains, and analyzes inventory management metrics. Recommends cost saving opportunities.
Oversees implementation, optimization, and utilization of automated planning systems.
Oversees planning processes. Leads team of planning professionals. Provides coaching and mentorship to partners.
Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partner, business and customer results.
Summary of Experience
Planning an inventory management processes and systems (6 years)
Working with automated procurement and inventory control systems (6 years)
Inventory planning in a manufacturing, consumer goods, distribution environment (5 years)
Management including building cross-functional teams (5 years)
Progressive experience in planning, forecasting and inventory management (5 years)
Supplier management (5 years)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to present information to senior leaders
Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
Attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Working knowledge of all facets of the planning function
Company and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals.
We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Company Corporation is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-318-0660 or via email at ___@___(apply_to_show_email)
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