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Demand Manager - Finished Goods

Company: Teknor Apex Company
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Finished Goods Demand Manager will be accountable for FG demand forecasting, demand management of assigned BUs' finished goods (FG) and all required inventory management strategies through managing BU's S&OP Process. Effectiveness of this role will be measured through improved FG forecast accuracy, optimized inventory, improved demand fulfillment, and ultimately customer satisfaction via NPS and customer expectation measurements. Critical to the success of this role is the ability to influence a cross-functional & inter-regional group of stakeholders, including commercial, operational, and supply chain functions in all world regions when applicable. This position reports to the Inventory Control Director.

* Demand Forecasting & Management * Manage a regular (monthly) forecasting process at both the detail and aggregated level * Analyze trends and historical sales utilizing advanced statistical techniques to drive continuous improvements and configure the forecasting process to be more flexible and customer-centric

* Establishes and maintains forecast performance measurement and evaluation * FG Inventory Management * Regular monitor & manage inventory levels and plant production towards FG Forecast requirements, identify gaps, and work with Business Team and Plants to establish alternate supply options * Analyze trends and historical sales against forecast models to identify opportunities to improve FG inventory positions to meet customer demand requirements * S&OP Process * Lead the S&OP process, and participate as the demand owner to enable demand-supply balancing analysis * Review and assess risk to supply and demand variability and identify opportunities to manage and mitigate risk

* Consult/communicate regularly with functional teams including buyer planners, sales, marketing, operations, finance, and customer service to obtain/share relevant data and insights & facilitate more informed & dynamic decisions * Implement Supply Chain KPIs to improve reporting and highlight areas of improvement related to inventory levels, order execution, forecast accuracy, and others as required by the BU * Effective communication skills to lead & communicate forecasting process to cross-functional stakeholders, including business managers and senior management * Compliance with all policies, procedures, and rules as established. * Position has a global demand management responsibility across the BU/division were applicable and exerts a strong influential role with a wide group of stakeholders * Position has no direct responsibility or authority for the direction of others and has no budget responsibilities and revenue responsibilities. * Up to 25% travel may be expected, and for global BUs some international travel may be required. * Work is substantially complex and varied, and requires the selection and application of technical and/or detailed guidelines * Ability to review multiple data points to draw conclusions and make decisions - strong analytical skills required * Proficiency in ERP/MRP/S&OP systems * Strong knowledge of MRP/Planning * Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness * Strong mathematical aptitude and spreadsheet skills * The 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 perform in a team environment as well as individually, along with a sense of urgency, tenacity, and self-motivation * Ability to work & influence across cultures & regions to achieve a common goal * A bias toward best-practice and action

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

* 8-10 years experience in supply chain management is required. Some sales & marketing experience a plus. * Four-year college degree * Professional designations, such as APICS certifications in Supply Chain Management plus.

Keywords: Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket , Demand Manager - Finished Goods, Other , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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