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Supply Chain Planning Director

Davenport, IA 52804

Posted: 03/20/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 80829

Supply Chain Planning Director

This position is to develop and implement material planning strategies to support the business unit goals and to support Supply Chain initiatives.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead master scheduling, make and buy planning, and production control processes and personnel
  • Determine departmental inventory management strategies and objectives. Calculate inventory carrying costs and manufacturing and purchasing costs.
  • Develop strategic plans to drive improvement to inventory turns,  and associated projects to drive inventory improvement.
  • Setting inventory policy and implementing inventory management tools such as kanban demand signals to provide a ‘ lean’ supply chain, minimize stockholdings and maximize available working capital.
  • Understand supply chain dynamics and set inventory with optimal cost and delivery tradeoffs
  • Establish stocking policies and planning parameters for all parts
  • Ensure FAR and MMAS compliance as required
  • Establish and lead daily/weekly/monthly materials reviews/standup meetings driving continuous improvement of KPIs and role modeling root cause problem solving.
  • Lead monthly SIOP review meetings
  • Consult on and support the development of the LCM plan, sales plan and the factory plan, while responsible for ensuring that materials are available as necessary and that an execution production plan exists
  • Establish measurement processes for critical materials process inputs and outputs for the development and execution of the supply plan; ie, forecast accuracy, Operations on time delivery to schedule
  • Maintain high inventory accuracy through various techniques including inventory audits, annual physical inventory, and cycle counting.
  • Manage the flow and control of make and buy inventory in the facility.
  • Effectively manage surplus and obsolete inventories.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
  • 15 + years’ experience working in planning, scheduling, and inventory control within a technology company
  • 10 + years’ experience managing and supporting large teams.

Desired Qualifications:
  • APICS certification desired (CPIM, CSCP)
  • Experience developing and transforming production planning and control organizations
  • Experience developing and leading materials organizations in a low volume high mix environment
  • Experience leading large functional teams
  • Advanced understand of standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MPS
  • Project management experience
  • Prior material control leadership experience in a matrix organizations


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