The Global Planning Manager is responsible for the development and execution of global inventory and distribution strategy to ensure the lowest cost of ownership while managing desired service levels. Builds and maintains strong working relationships with internal company departments and external suppliers. Develops and implements continuous improvement methods and processes to raise overall performance levels. Directly supervises inventory management team for the Americas region.
Lead cross-functional quarterly operations planning review meetings to develop forecasted stocking profiles
Cross-functional reviews include analysis of the following: requirements for existing or new stocking locations, inventory plans for all lines and products, slow moving products and develop actions plans, problem products as identified by the department and/or from fill rate analysis, sourcing plans to ensure lowest total cost, product launches and/or discontinuations and analysis of historical results against actual performance and develop corrective actions, globally
Establish common metrics for inventory turns, order fill rates, and lowest total cost
Coordinate with Regional Planners to align local inventory execution with global sales and operations strategies
Lead global inventory planning processes and tool management activities
Supervise Americas planning team, responsible for the acquisition and distribution of inventory through 30 sites within the region
Analyze periodically the global inventory distribution and implement plans to reduce slow moving inventory
10+ years of supply chain management experience is required in progressively senior positions, chemicals industry preferred. Operations experience an asset
Ability to develop and lead S&OP parameters for the company is required
Ability to create and drive supply network targets is required
Demonstrated ability of managing cost performance, supply/demand forecasting & distribution execution across a variety of product lines from multiple sources is required
Capacity to build relationships internally & externally is required
Strong written and verbal communication skills required
In depth knowledge of key supply chain/logistics processes & current best practices is required
Experience in supply chain technology/processes such as JD Edwards, SAP, Manhattan Associates, Manugistics, JIT, and ERP a plus.
Demonstrate a proven track record in direct and indirect management of people and achieving results
Internal Number: DMTS
For over 80 years Drew Marine has been the leading global provider of technical solutions and services to the maritime industry. Supported by a worldwide network of service engineers, and a global supply chain, Drew Marine delivers in more than 900 ports.