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Planning Director - Brewing industry

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    Planning Director  The North America Planning Director will be responsible for all planning functions from strategic to tactical in the Logistics
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 16, 2011
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      Planning Director

       The North America Planning Director will be responsible for all planning functions from strategic to tactical in the Logistics department. Strategic activities include network optimization, executive S&OP, SKU rationalization, and risk management. Tactical activities include demand and supply planning, returnable asset management, master data management and inventory optimization.
       This position requires vision and energy to reengineer planning operation focused on best people, processes and tools to support short and long-term financial objectives
       The Planning Director will work closely with Transport, Warehouse & Business Services Center (order fulfillment) Directors to achieve monthly and quarterly shipping objectives at lowest total landed cost as well as on department projects. Additionally, he/she will work with counterparts in Sales to ensure accurate forecasts and high service levels in an extensive VMI environment. Finally, this individual will collaborate with Supply on new product introductions as well as network allocations
       Lead and develop team to execute at high performance level in a fast paced environment

      Business Environment:

      Key Dimensions:
      • Headcount: ~20 people across planning functions
      • # SKU's: ~600, not counting promotional packages
      • Volume: 100M hl across 12 plants and ~700 wholesalers
      • Cost basis: $4.5B in variable industrial and logistics costs (VILC)
      • Asset: $15M in returnable asset CAPEX


      Demand Planning and S&OP
       Manages Demand Planning for the zone and ensure proper S&OP process from regional, national and executive level
       Responsible of delivering SKU level forecast by wholesaler for VMI operation
       Owns customer delivery performance

      Supply Planning
       Responsible for supply network optimization across 12 breweries, ~600 SKU's and more than 700 wholesalers
       Establish management control and reporting standards to ensure lowest landed cost and provide visibility into gaps with budget.
       Create and communicate production and distribution operating plans

      Innovation & Decomplexity
       Responsible for the introduction of innovation/ new SKU's in terms of planning and MDM
       Also responsible of Decomplexity: annual cross-departmental SKU rationalization

      Other: Asset Management, MRP, MCC and MDM
       Manage returnable assets for NAZ, including pallets, kegs, etc.
       Responsible for master data integrity to support supply chain tools and process
       Responsible got MRP process – Materials replenishment and availability supported by JIT
       Develop and execute planning for Metal Can Corp (MCC): vertical operations supporting NAZ breweries and other customers.

      Skill Set:

       Bachelor's degree (Engineering or Supply Chain related) and MBA required
       Black Belt certification ( or similar ) preferred
       10+ years of experience in Supply Chain Management, including:
       Logistics – network modeling, linear programming, production & distribution planning, inventory management, transportation
       Operations – FMCG production & warehousing, distribution centers, wholesaler & delivery
       Strong knowledge of FMCG industry
       Proven leadership and management skills with demonstrated experience in leading and driving change within a team
       Deep understanding of supply chain processes and how they affect the business, along with a demonstrated ability to translate strategic vision into an executable plan and then get the plan done.
       Detailed and results oriented project management on several projects at the same time.
       Prepared to organize the operations team and mobilize them to achieve a common company strategy
       Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel
       Strong analytical skills.
       Available to travel (10%), including globally
       Demonstrated strengths – leadership, strategic planning, communication skills, ability to influence senior executives
       Seek business results through effective collaboration with senior management in Sales, IT, Purchasing, Supply, Legal & Global

      Please contact:
      Lisa Spagnuolo
      Senior Recruiter
      973-782-9130 x547
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