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Supply Operations Planning Manager

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

Description:
SummaryRed Collar Pet Foods is looking for an Operations Planning Manager to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.Purpose of RoleThe Operations Planning Manager is the operational and strategic leader of the PLAN function Inbound Logistics, Finished Goods/Capacity Planning, and Supply Activity (project execution). The purpose of the role is to lead the Red Collar Supply Chain to consistently great service and inventory performance by relentlessly driving both an effective S&OP Step 3 process and an integrated set of supply chain tools and processes. Principal AccountabilitiesDevelops the production and finished goods inventory plans & recommendations each period as part of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) cycle over the entire planning horizon (18-24 months)Provide input to Step 3 (capacity/production plan) of the S&OP process. Identify supply, capacity, and product age issues and provide recommendations to the Supply DirectorServe as lead for identification, investigation, resolution, and communication of customer service issues to all stakeholders.Set appropriate supply policies including safety stocks, production sourcing, and all parameters used within the planning systems to control demand, scheduling, and deploymentProvides timely input on optimal sourcing decisions (cost & service)Provides direction to the site schedulers to ensure ATS/ATP meets planning requirementsResponsible for supporting MRP/SAP system changes, driven by process/organizational changes (acquisitions, integrations, rollouts or upgrades of the SAP system).Lead the Master Production Scheduling and Capacity Planning system transition from SAP to JD EdwardsAnalyzes capacity requirements and level loading production based upon available capacity at the manufacturing sitesCollaboratively works with Demand Planning, Sales & Customer Supply to support demand and understand customer behaviorsPartners with Commercial to ensure raw materials and packaging requirements are understood and identifies service implications where shortages exist.Supports and drives key Supply Chain KPIs, primarily customer service and inventory (finished goods, raw materials, and packaging)Manages the Plan function, from ordering of raw and packaging material, medium term scheduling and long range production/capacity planning. Collaborates with factories to ensure the short term locked schedules reflect the right balance between service, inventory, and total supply chain cost.Owns the entire set of supply planning tools and processes; responsible for maintenance, training, and expertise in the network across those tools and processes.Key member of the SCO leadership team and therefore jointly responsible for SCO delivery across Plan / Source / Make / Deliver including budgets and team engagement.Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Key Functional Skills/KnowledgeOptimize service levels by utilizing standard planning tools and processesProvide leadership and direction on service issues, by working cross-functionally with Manufacturing, Procurement, and the Sales side of the business.Run Step 3 process facilitate Step 3 meeting, prepare pre-read deck, attend segment review meetings, align with Planners content to review.Supplying factories with all materials to meet production schedules based on agreed scheduling processes and accountabilitiesEffectively execute all approved activitiesSupport key Supply Chain Operations daily/weekly processes - JTM's, Ops HuddleInventory work stream facilitate meetings, manage inventory reduction initiatives, co-pilot with S&FPublish a weekly customer service bulletin to senior leadersDelivers Consistent Results, Creates Collaborative Relationships, Navigates Complex ChallengesBusiness Acumen, Process Management, Perspective, Standing Alone, Dealing with Ambiguity and Customer FocusBroad experience in the overall supply chain (plan, source, make, deliver).In-depth knowledge of all operations planning and supply chain systems.Strong overall business knowledge: Sales, Franchise, Finance, R&D and ProcurementAbility to create a customer centric visionExcellent cross-division and cross-unit relationship skillsProject management skills - experience leading a major projectStrong reasoning, judgment, conceptual and analytical skillsStrong leadership and management skillsHigh interpersonal and negotiation skillsDevelop effective and empowered teamsExcellent presentation and communication skillsAbility to travel up to 20% of time..

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:3-5 years in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or Sales1-2 years in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment Experience in Retailing or Consumer ProductsPreferred Qualifications: Degree in Supply Chain ManagementAPICS certification in Production and Inventory ManagementJD Edwards 9.0 or above Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. PI109254810

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Franklin , Supply Operations Planning Manager, Professions , Franklin, Tennessee

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