Packaging Factory

Procurement  |  Supply Chain

 

DIRECTOR OF DEMAND PLANNING

(SPENCER, MA)

 

OVERVIEW

Global leading manufacturer of coated/laminated films and adhesives has immediate need!

Spencer, MA Location

 

Responsible for leading planning of raw/wip/finished good material flows. Work with Plant Management, and Scheduling to coordinate material plans to optimize inventory, production throughput and productivity. Lead/analyze/report on demand, variations, trends and statistically defined forecasts.  Work constructively to transform decentralized information to center of excellence for materials, suppliers and for creating production schedules for manufacturing that maximize productivity to meet customer requirements.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead production schedulers (2-5 direct reports) to optimize material/information flows across portfolios

  • Optimize level loading across sites establishing/optimizing supermarkets, loops, lead time, safety stock

  • Establish/manage inventory strategies including parameter management, A/B/C strategy, lot optimization

  • Develop Lean Supply Chain leadership/management working cross functionally to coach, teach and consult with customer service, logistics and manufacturing teams

  • Lead development and management of visualization of fixed sequence scheduling

  • Own strategy for scheduling parameters and methods (e.g., lean repetitive flexible supply to fixed repetitive scheduling (green and red stream)

  • Develop and maintain S&OP process within the company 

  • Provide input to supplier strategy and supplier performance working in supplier reviews (purchasing, finance and quality teams)

  • Monitor material supply flow and identify containment and counter measures

  • Develop/maintain master distribution schedule for NA plants. Revise as needed and alert appropriate managers and supervisors of schedule changes

  • Demonstrate value of development through growing own skill set, and coaching/supporting others

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • BS in Supply Chain, Operations Management or Business. APICS certification required

  • 8+ years relevant/demonstrated working experience with planning systems

  • Effective communication/organizational/time management/analytical/problem-solving skills

  • Strong influencing abilities, with ability to work collaboratively through strong business relationships

  • Proficiency with Excel, Business Intelligence Reporting, Statistical Analysis, Predictive Analytics,

             Project Management, Qlik, MS Power BI, People Management, Lean Tools, Conflict Resolution

  • Ability to travel up to 20% to Company’s Nebraska site

  • Hybrid role, 3-4 Days On-Site (Spencer, MA) / 1-2 Days Remote