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Supply Planning Manager

Company: Teknor Apex Company
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:


When Alfred Fain founded a small Rhode Island tire store in 1924, at the time no one could have predicted how Teknor Apex would become an international custom compounder sought out by companies around the world. After a nearly hundred-year journey that's carried us through acquisitions and expansion, we now have nine U.S. locations, as well as operations in Belgium, Singapore, Germany, and China.

Throughout this global expansion Teknor has remained a privately held company, and today Fain's grandson sits at the helm, maintaining the family's tradition of fostering deep employee and customer relationships. These relationships are what allow us-together-to deliver customized compound solutions and help our customer's create better products.

"Manufacturing is a team sport and we work together to achieve our goals." -Jon Fain, CEO

Join the team behind our custom compounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Analyze supply across NA sites aiming to balance capacity load and satisfy customer requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Develop a detailed understanding of manufacturing capabilities across sites.

  • Collaborate across NA sites to determine if it is possible to improve customer order confirmations when requested. Interface with cross functional team members as required, giving consideration to capacity constraints, technologies, pellet cut, regulatory requirements, material availability and potential tradeoff options.
  • Analyze new business opportunities as identified by demand management. Perform similar analysis as described above to determine when and where the new business can be supported. Summarize outcome details (timing/location of manufacture) and business risks to demand planner. Communicate new business opportunity across supply chain and customer experience team as required to ensure system changes are aligned.
  • Execute strategic asset utilization. Coordinate all "point of manufacturing" changes to ensure proactive supply chain readiness.
  • Provide supply leadership to the monthly Supply Review S&OP meeting. Communicate feedback in S&OP meeting to drive tactical and long-term strategic discussions about supply constraints and capacity concerns.
  • Monitor and balance inventory levels as it relates to operational efficiency. Drive processes to support both demand and cost objectives.
  • Drive problem order resolution in an expeditious manner. Determine root cause and drive process improvements.
  • Provide guidance and support to production schedulers in their continuous quest to create and manage production schedules, and in the communication of raw material constraints and their impact to the build plan.
  • Job requirements are not limited to the essential functions discussed above. Similar or related duties may be required.

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    • Minimum of 8 years' experience in supply planning or 4-year degree in Supply Chain management, Industrial Engineering or related field with 2+ years of planning experience.
    • Experience using production planning methods and workflows.
    • Experience in rough cut capacity planning & level loading
    • Experience in clearly identifying constraints, designing and proposing solutions.
    • Experience in inventory control methods and reporting metrics.
    • Able to do "What-If" analysis
    • Ability to review multiple data points to draw conclusions and make decisions - strong analytical skills required
    • Proficiency in ERP/MRP/S&OP systems, with strong knowledge of MRP/Planning
    • Strong sense of urgency, responsiveness and self-motivation
    • Strong mathematical aptitude and spreadsheet skills
    • Ability to think logically through a problem and communicate complex concepts clearly
    • Interpersonal skills to work productively and collaboratively on multi-functional teams
    • Ability to work & influence across cultures & regions to achieve a common goal
    • A bias toward best-practice and action

      Physical Requirements:

      • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
      • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
      • Must be able to lift and carry up to 15 lbs
      • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone

Keywords: Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket , Supply Planning Manager, Executive , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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