Directly responsible for Service, Inventory, S&OP, and Materials Excellence for all manufacturing and distribution centers in the Latin America region (including Mexico). Materials Planning thought leader and subject matter expert guiding initiatives and development of direct and indirect team members both above and within Operational centers. Works closely with assigned business segments in addition to Operations, Suppliers and related Supply Chain functions to achieve customer centric and transformative goals.
This role will lead a team of Supply Chain professionals consisting of Master Production Schedulers and Finished Goods Buyer/Planners. Additionally, as part of our matrix organization structure, this role will provide leadership, guidance, and development to the materials planning teams in assigned manufacturing facilities.
Attract, develop and retain talent. Staff a high-performing and motivated team responsible for interfacing with the business, the plants and the regions. Identify and recruit the staff relative to the specific needs of the business. Provide mentoring and development of direct/indirect reports in the department to build functional and leadership capabilities.
Be the point of contact for commercial leaders within assigned business segments to support inventory requirements. Through a thorough understanding of business and markets, this role will identify opportunities and execute plans to improve inventory performance while ensuring consistent customer service levels. They will serve as the supply-side focal point for assigned business segments to support new product launches and BU strategic stock to include working with the plants to develop the strategy and execution tactics for optimizing raw material inventory in each assigned factory.
Development of S&OP planning strategies for assigned business groups. Work through demand managers to collaborate with business leaders in order to assess operational requirements and develop materials planning strategies to achieve the overall business goals. Oversee the development and monitor ongoing effectiveness of production and inventory control practices and standardization with a team of master production schedulers, materials analysts and lean project managers.
Accountability for ensuring master production schedulers develop and maintain master schedule / rough cut capacity plan that is derived from the S&OP output and is structured into weekly capacity-constrained buckets for each assigned work cell. This will involve developing strong relationships with Plant Managers, Production and Inventory Control Managers and other Regional Material Managers to understand BU relationships and product strategy objectives to ensure integration into assigned manufacturing facility strategies and supply plans.
Drives strategic projects. Lead large scale analysis and provide interpretation with actionable recommendations.
Lead the development, implementation, and alignment of materials planning, inventory management activities working closely with Operations, Logistics and Businesses to optimize inventory across the supply chain consistent with customer service.
Monitor financial metrics. With finance, develop inventory plans in support of the annual operation plan. Manage excess and obsolete, end of life inventory levels and make recommendations to business groups.
Assist and provide guidance on the analysis and analytical tools for manufacturing plants in order to execute schedules and minimize inventory. Drive standard solutions across assigned plants to facilitate teaming and problem solving across Production & Inventory Control groups.
Implement world-class systems of inventory and materials planning management. Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize performance and inventory management efficiencies. Work with cross-functional teams to prioritize and drive implementations.
Internal Number: 2661230
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