Supply Planning Lead

W. R. Grace & Co. - Columbia, MD3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $91,000 a year
Job Description

Join the Game Changers at W.R. Grace and showcase your Supply Planning experience. We're hiring a Supply Planning Lead to perform a critical role in our cross-functional, integrated planning and decision-making process – managing, coordinating, and communicating supply projections that are derived from commercially-oriented demand projections to ensure superior service to customers and predictability of business performance. Responsibilities include the following:

Lead the tactical development and execution of a rolling 18-month supply plan.
Detail tactical, weekly-level supply plans and coordinate execution with operations.
Coordinate with Strategic Supply Planners to align tactical supply plans that include weekly details with strategic supply plans that describe monthly projected supply targets for a rolling 18-month planning horizon.
Work with Operations to develop and maintain effective Plant Product Wheels.
Maintain feasible tactical Supply Plans that reflect manufacturing capabilities, link to detailed execution schedules, and are adjusted for operational dynamics.
Accountable for ensuring the on-time and on-budget delivery of products to customers; minimize penalties/charge-backs, unnecessary logistics costs and order cancellations
Serve as the key contact for operational requests: shipment prioritization, customer inquiries, inventory requests, and problem resolution
Manage production and inventory decisions in collaboration with Strategic Supply Planners, Demand Planning Leads, and Sales Ops Leads.
Review daily-level production, procurement, and distribution/logistics plans, including all nodes in the supply chain.
Monitor constraints and work with Operations to develop mitigation plans to align manufacturing and supply capabilities with strategic supply plans and demand.
Ensure compliance to policies, including lead times, time fences, and frozen periods.
Coordinate inbound and outbound operations, including transportation from suppliers and receiving inventory to all fulfillment activities, warehousing and transportation to customers.
Oversee order acceptance and processing, accounting for all constraints in the supply chain, including all suppliers, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and other customers.
Required Skills
Must have strong communication and customer service skills
Understanding of Supply Planning and Operations
Ability to lead/manage within the matrix organization and influence without authority
Sense of urgency and bias towards action
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Able to identify and analyze opportunities for improving financial drivers throughout supply chain
Required Experience
B.S. degree, preferrable in Supply Chain or a related field
7+ years’ Supply Planning experience
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in an operations role
APICS Certification (CSCP)

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