Demand Planning and Inventory Manager

REQ: REQ-119539 Finance

  • Bridgeton, MO, United States
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Demand Planning and Inventory Manager who is responsible for Demand Planning Process for Hussmann and provide excellence to mature Demand Planning and overall SIOP. The key responsibility of the SIOP Manager is to facilitate the conversion of a sales forecast into a production plan for multiple manufacturing sites while controlling and optimizing finished goods inventory levels. The SIOP Demand Planning Manager has the responsibility for process excellence, which includes continuous improvement of the phases in the cycle as well as responsibility for development of Demand Planning and SIOP competency, collaboration and focus on value adds for the business. This position will work across functional teams to ensure continuous improvement of the process to best service customers as well as to meet financial and operating objectives.

  • Lead monthly SIOP Demand, Supply, Partnership and Leadership Alignment meetings.
  • Manage the SIOP data / information between various legacy reporting systems. Coordinate and distribute SIOP plans to Demand, Supply and Partnership and Leadership Alignment meeting stakeholders during the monthly process.
  • Develop and implement best practices in SIOP processes, procedures, and tools to achieve Sales and Inventory goals.
  • Identify new Demand and Supply forecasting techniques, analytics and technologies to improve overall SIOP process.
  • Coach stakeholders on SIOP strategies for enabling the business to respond effectively to the demand and supply variability.
  • Conduct business unit reviews to drive forecast alignment and accuracy and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to aggregate and understand forecast inputs.
  • Optimize finished goods inventory stocking levels and locations to most effectively service customer demand and reduce freight and storage costs
  • Create a process for monthly review of finished goods inventory in an effort to optimize inventory levels and move aged inventory
  • Work cross functionally to foster strong and efficient communication across all SIOP stakeholders.
  • Drive SIOP maturity and accountability with the stakeholders using tools, training and execution of the process.
  • Drive accountability and process improvement based on key performance metrics and targets including creating action plans, issue resolution and tracking.
  • Track, report, and analyze performance results to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Finalizing and own standard work documents for procedures and responsibilities of all roles within the planning team.
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the SIOP process.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, Operations or related field required.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in SIOP – demand planning and/or inventory management. 
  • Excellence in developing others and facilitating accountability amongst cross-functional teams.
  • Inventory management experience preferred
  • Skilled at effective communications at both technical and leadership levels. Skills must include good interpersonal skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills, and ability to understand information and ideas as presented.
  • Innate drive, critical thinking & analytical skills, and excellent follow-though.
  • Strong Excel and Power Point skills (heavy data analysis).
  • Knowledge of process improvement concepts and methods along with the flexibility and adaptability to accept, support, and deploy new processes in a changing business environment.
  • Skill in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners.
  • 10% travel.

   Key Metrics

  •     SIOP Demand Planning and SIOP Maturity
  •     SIOP Business Effectiveness and Adoption
  •     Forecast Accuracy improvement
  •     Customer delivery performance (OTR)
  •     Inventory control (turns), OSMI reduction and manufacturing labor utilization   

 

REQ: REQ-119539 Finance

  • Bridgeton, MO, United States
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