Sr. Supply Chain Network Planner
Supply Chain
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2021-03-31

A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (Essential Duties):

For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It’s about improving the everyday lives of millions. By being sustainable and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.  

Join a team of highly engaged professionals who are part of the Ownership Solutions (OS) organization at Electrolux. Driving Brand Loyalty is the OS mission and this position is a critical link to promoting Brand Loyalty among Electrolux customers by providing them with an effortless experience. In this role you will be responsible for creating of an optimized supply plan, each month for the medium-term horizon.  

As a Supply Network Planner, you will partner across Demand Planning, Operations, and Sales to balance demand and supply based on service, cost, and capacity realities. Process responsibility includes leading the process to set inventory targets, Forecast Review with Vendor/Materials Planning, SKU-Level net supply requirements, and Location-Level Supply Planning.
You will lead cross-functional interactions and review historical data, customer and factory data, market trends and capacity projections to develop the most accurate and up-to-date medium-term supply plan. A continuous improvement focus will be utilized to ensure that the planning accuracy is at optimal levels while communicating to appropriate functions as the plans change. In addition to the objectives above, the Supply Network Planner will be exposed to leadership priorities and strategic initiatives that drive the continuous improvement across all functions of the business.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire medium- or long-term demand forecasts for all SKU inventory-consuming events and translate those forecasts into a network supply plan, collaborating with cross-functional partners to ensure the network supply plan is managed according to constraints and targets that are aligned with the business strategy.
  • In-line with those SKU requirements create a capacity plan that considers current and future manufacturing/warehousing constraints and seeks to maximize manufacturing/warehousing efficiency while minimizing working capital costs.
  • Create a medium- or long-term view of raw materials, packaging, components and work in progress (WIP) to support supply plan.
  • Review and maintain critical network planning parameters — such as inventory costs, safety stocks, inventory turns, replenishment quantity, and product life cycle management — considering constraints and input, such as lead time and order cycle time.
  • Using scenario planning and risk/opportunity management, monitor and track customer service levels and leverage production and inventory to ensure uninterrupted delivery to customers while minimizing working capital costs.
  • Support delivery of all network supply metrics. Identify potential risks and prepare scenarios to address and follow up on all supply-related issues to full resolution.
  • Review potential supplier performance issues, and create plans to mitigate supply risk
  • Use and maintain current planning systems (AS400, Servigistics) to create an optimized network supply and capacity plan using established processes.
  • Familiarity with the standard network planning system features like: scenario/what-if analysis.

INTERNAL COLLABORATOR:

  • Working with short-term planners, continually assessing operational network planning assumptions in conjunction with purchasing, planning, manufacturing operations and logistics/warehousing including safety stocks, lead times, order quantities, campaign or production strategy, batch yields and cycle times.
  • As part of S&OP, work with supply chain and business leadership to discuss the potential risks and opportunities associated with changes to the supply operating or network model.
  • Develop monthly S&OP input (medium- or long-term network supply plan and working capital position) and work with cross-functional S&OP team to evaluate multiple options and transparently communicate options, making recommendations where appropriate.

COMMUNICATOR/REPORTER:

  • Report on capacity utilization, working capital position (inventory levels and slow-moving and obsolete stock) production constraints, raw material availability and supply chain costs.
  • Measure, analyze and report key process metrics, and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs).

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:

  • Improve and upgrade planning systems, reporting and processes (including interfaces in and out of other functional and cross-functional processes; e.g., demand planning, factory planning, product life cycle management and S&OP.
  • Analyze network supply performance and provide input to improvement initiatives to optimize inventory, reduce obsolescence across the network, optimize customer service and maximize production efficiency

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Ours is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that asks for flexibility and agility.
  • With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs decision-making.
  • You can make yourself understood and are a good listener.
  • You have a vision and a purpose, and you can inspire and influence others to not only share it, but apply their abilities to achieving it.
  • You set the pace and the priorities, and then you bring a methodical approach to meeting your goals.
  • You can work autonomously but will never be on your own, working proactively to identify the opportunities and implement the plan.

We employ great people from a wide variety of backgrounds – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe that diverse perspectives make our business stronger and more innovative. If you share our values, come find your place in our global community. Meet us on @lifeatelectrolux and career.electroluxgroup.com to learn more.

Minimum Qualification

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications):

  • BA/BS degree required with preferred emphasis on Supply Chain Management, Business or related field (Preferred Degree Requirements: Masters)
  • 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in supply planning, forecasting process, basic operations, inventory planning, and statistical analysis
  • Advance knowledge on business software (Excel/Word/Power Points/others) with experience in creating and giving presentations at various levels of management
  • Knowledge on quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Understanding of advanced mathematical tools with experience with statistical forecasting and/or supply planning system (SAS, SAP, JDA)
  • Experience with forecasting tools (preferred Forecasting certification (IIF, IBF etc…)
  • Knowledge of end-to-end supply chain planning process with the ability to utilize visualization and communication tools
  • Preferred Professional Certifications: CSCMP, APICS

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