The Associate Manager, Supply Planning has the responsibility for leading a team of Regional FG Planners, dealing with supply of finished goods in EMEA.
The FG planners are responsible for converting the unconstrained demand plan into a feasible replenishment schedule, while delivering service level targets at the agreed inventory investment.
The Associate Manager, Supply Planning has the responsibility for delivering the customer service targets at inventory investment and cost for the source / category / cluster under his / her responsibility.
Depending on candidate experience, position might include a developmental period at Sr. Analyst level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Lead, coach, and develop a team of Analysts and / or Sr Analysts
Support Manager Planning EMEA in delivering regional planning KPIs
Own and drive supply planning topics during weekly S&OE meeting and monthly S&OP process
Guarantee timely planning execution in line with business requirements
Support resolution of tactical issues with SCJ Factories, components suppliers and / or 3PMs
Proactively communicate potential supply issues to BU supply chain
Coordinate issue resolution efforts leveraging on own team and engaging appropriate functions
Ensure fit between inventory management strategies and portfolio market dynamics
Support relationship management with manufacturers for what concerns : (i) Monitoring / improving manufacturer s service level;
ii) Monitoring / improving manufacturer s capacity versus requirements (iii) Monitoring / reducing inventories
Support own team during projects, ensuring on time launch of new products and base business restages
Take part and / or lead transformational supply chain projects
Required Skills / Experience / Competencies :
Bachelor degree or greater preferably in an engineering or a supply chain discipline
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain roles
First experience in people management or team leadership
Knowledge of FMCG environment, inventory management and customer service management (APICS certification is preferred)
Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities with competing demands
Strong financial data acumen and analytical skills
Demonstrated project management skills and LEAN practices
Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading English
Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies :
Knowledge of supply planning of manufacturing and / or 3PMs
Demonstrated system knowledge (SAP modules ECC, APO, PLM)
Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with business stakeholders
Ability to drive action and influence decision making at all levels of the organization achieving win-win solutions through negotiation
Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity