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Supply Chain Planning Manager, Resin Planning

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Supply Chain Planning Manager, Resin PlanningThe Supply Chain Planning Manager, Resins & Injection is a key leader in the Supply Chain Planning organization is responsible for leading a team of Injection Planners and Senior Injection Planners in the production planning, cap purchasing, additive purchasing, and resin network planning for over 200+ injection presses across 35+ production plants and 8+ suppliers for a $500M+ spend category. This role is ultimately accountable for resin forecasting, resin transition management, supplier management, supplier allocation management/development, plant-level delivery forecasting. This role supports and drives organizational goals through strategy execution & development for HDPE, vPET, rPET, preforms, and caps for all product segments
Core, Specialty, Bulk, Hot-fill, Sparkling and Contract Manufacturing. This role is additionally responsible for the establishment and management of a network tactical and master planning process, including the development of production targets by week by asset. Other key focus areas for this role include managing the new capacity addition process and managing network supply continuity. This role is heavily focused on process improvement, technology roadmap, talent development, KPI monitoring, strategy, execution, and cost optimization.Essential FunctionsInjection Parts and Resin Supply PlanningResponsible for injection network capacity management. Lead capacity assessments and recommendations for new plant/product additions, especially for centralized injection subassemblies. This includes conducting cost-benefit analysis, press utilization maximization, mold addition projects, and press addition projectsLeverage network optimization tools such as Supply Chain Guru to develop annual and tactical injection plans to support and enhance finished goods production plans while optimizing cost and maximizing service at or near 100%Development and management of injection production target process in conjunction with manufacturing, including education on downtime costs and holding costsPartner with Procurement and Manufacturing teams to form strategic solutions for resin supply allocation, including contract fulfillment plans and actualization of cost-savings opportunitiesDevelop, plan, and enforce inventory policies, accounting for high degrees of plan variability and machine reliability. Optimize inventory policies based on Plan and enforce inventory policies to optimize safety inventory requirement and warehouse utilizationLeverage systems and tools to develop resin forecasts. This includes annual plans as well as monthly projectionsHold plant team and logistics team accountable to KPIs in relation to on-time production, on-time deployment, and proactive communicationWork cross-functionally to create the infrastructure for data maintenance and data integrity to drive systematic production decisionsWork with transportation team to reduce and optimize network deployment spend by analyzing cost comparison of annual inventory build and static supply routesAccountability to all other injection operation related raw material supply continuity for over 200+ injection presses, inclusive of planned and unplanned downtimeProcess Improvement and AutomationDevelopment and execution of tactical planning, master planning, and annual planning process for resins and injection, driving alignment with Procurement and ManufacturingLead process establishment and improvement for the injection planning team with the intent of automation, systematization, and alignment with other departmentsGather and develop requirements for process implementation and IT initiativesStrong understanding of systems, with preferred background in Oracle EBS, Logility, and optimization tools. Understanding technology and IT limitations is critical in managing improvement projects.Ability to lead technology integration with suppliers
supply chainsAbility to learn existing IT tools at Niagara quickly
Oracle, Logility, Supply Chain Guru, and OTMGood knowledge of leveraging technical information for data collectionBasic understanding of supply chain optimization including Network flow optimization, Inventory OptimizationLeadership
Recognize and lead opportunity projects that continuously improve the department. Strong moral and ethical standards to lead by example.Lead a team of Planners and Senior Planners in the development and execution of injection and inventory strategies across all plantsLead change management initiatives in technology adoption and process improvement across functions in partnership with several key stakeholders in Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT, FG Planning, and Contract ManufacturingResponsible for talent development, career paths, and candidate pipeline developmentSet expectations and accountabilities for the team, creating a culture of open, honest, and timely feedbackThought leadership and subject matter expertise while working with SC CI, IT and Niagara Business Optimization teams on technology roadmap, system setups, master data management and other key initiativesWork collaboratively with the Procurement team to develop annual and tactical resin supply strategiesSolicit feedback from all key stakeholders in the Supply Chain and Manufacturing Organizations, incorporating feedback into executionCollaborationDevelop forward-looking plans and process improvements, generating alignment with all stakeholders, including Manufacturing, Engineering and ProcurementEstablish new design and technology introduction timelines and execution plans with all stakeholdersProactively communicate upcoming resin and injection changes and initiativesTravels approximately 10%Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment4 Years
Experience in managing people/projects2 Years
Experience in Position *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment6 Years
Experience managing people/projects4 Years
Experience in Position*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesExperience as a supply chain planner or management of planners for a manufacturing supply chainAbility to prioritize and execute tasks based on business needsStrong verbal, writing, and presentation skills to communicate effectively with immediate team, peers, and leaders.Analytical and problem solving skillsAbility to work well in collaborative group environmentsStrong attention to detail and organization.Intermediate knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and OutlookThis position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerManages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentsProvides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectsMakes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionsSkilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsMakes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successLeads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customerMakes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goalsInnovACTContinuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce wasteCreates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvementCommunicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing changeFind a WayDemonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex informationEffectively delegates technical tasks to subordinatesWorks effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational successIdentifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic waysEmpowered to be GreatMakes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertiseEngages in long term talent planningProvides opportunities for the development of all direct reportsUnderstands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Finance or ManufacturingPreferred:Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Finance or ManufacturingCertification/License: Required:
Six Sigma, APICSForeign Language Required:
None RequiredPreferred:
None RequiredTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$128,287.00 - $186,016.00 / YearlyBonus Target: 10% AnnualBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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