Supply Chain Planning Manager

Supply Chain Planning Manager
Nashville, TN
January 26, 2021
Nashville, TN
Job Type


SHR Talent is currently representing a leading global manufacturing company in its search for a full-time Supply Chain Planning Manager! This is a Senior role in the company’s Supply Chain Organization focused on capturing the value of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process.  The individual in this role will be responsible for leading and managing one consistent S&OP process across all the company’s Business Units to drive a monthly constrained consensus plan.  The Supply Chain Planning Manager will participate in strategic planning, envisioning, and project initiatives to support the company’s overall Supply Chain Management Optimization goals and objectives.


A successful candidate in this role will possess the following attributes:

  • Energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge
  • Enjoy working with a team to work together and deliver great work
  • Innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment


The individual in this role will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage the design and adoption of SAP’s Sales and Operations Planning toolset and associated processes at the company
  • Serve as a thought leader in supply chain planning and future improvement opportunities both within and across Businesses
  • Support the monthly S&OP processes by Business to drive the consensus S&OP Plan for Executive approval
  • Assess plan and process gaps and issues to identify and implement needed S&OP or APO level changes as required
  • Understand the needs and objectives of each Business to optimize their inventory and production activities and translate these needs to S&OP level inputs and actions – train Business users on how best to balance their objectives in the process framework
  • Manage the definition and oversight of Business level scenario planning processes and methodologies
  • Engage all stakeholders in the process to support Business needs, manage issues and produce approved consensus S&OP plans
  • Drive the definition and implementation of best practices in strategic and tactical planning activities within the company
  • Serve as a strategic planner to help shape and guide Business level Strategic and Tactical planning activities
  • Review performance metrics to assess how S&OP plans are tracking against goals, and work with the functional planning groups to improve their processes to meet the goals
  • Implement continuous improvements to the S&OP processes across Businesses with the strategic goal of driving commonality
  • Work with the COE to define and implement improvements in ECC, BW and S&OP technology solutions as needed
  • Work with Master Data Owners to drive improved reliability and accuracy in planning hierarchies and data definitions
  • Develop a deep understanding of Business requirements to support improved levels of service and solution design
  • Drive the integration of S&OP with company FSG groups to support internal budgeting, financial reporting and consolidations
  • Support technology enhancement projects and initiatives as required – specifically those related to S&OP, APO, IO and the Supply Chain Optimization Roadmap
  • Manage staff, including hiring, training, performance management and career development as required
  • Develop baseline forecasts and demand plans across the Businesses – support the ongoing training of Business level planners to develop such baselines within the Business over time
  • Ensure each Business unit achieves S&OP Plan consensus across Sales, Operations and Finance
  • Assist in the development and on-going refinement of supply chain KPIs, analytics, and reporting capabilities
  • Occasional travel



  • 8+ years of previous operations related experience
  • Experience working with Sales and Marketing groups on demand planning and shaping; Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Strong working knowledge of supply chain principles and concepts as well as analytical and process improvement capabilities
  • Working knowledge of advanced planning and scheduling systems and techniques
  • Understanding of statistical forecasting techniques and application
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across functional lines to manage conflict and achieve stated objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to translate varied business requirements into organized operational plans and processes
  • Ability to balance an attention to detail with more strategic or process levels of understanding
  • Strong computer skills with regard to SAP and Microsoft office products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management


  • Master’s degree in Business, Operations Management or Supply-Chain
  • 4+ years in a planner role preferred
  • LSS Certification preferred
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