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Senior Manager, Supply Planning
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Grand Island, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/15/2021
Expire Date: 12/05/2021
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Senior Manager, Supply Planning

Position Summary and Objectives

The Senior Manager, Supply Chain is responsible for making decisions that impact the demand and supply plans and communicating those decisions to stakeholders, as well as identify and resolve supply shortages for the site. This individual also owns the supply portion of the Sales, Inventory and Operations planning (SIOP) process, as well as contributing to special projects and other supply chain and business strategy initiatives. As a leader of the team, the individual collects inputs from multiple demand and supply planners, which are then consolidated and rationalized together. This person is a well-rounded individual who encompasses analytical, communication and leadership skills. This role reports to the Director, Supply Chain.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities


  • As part of the Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process, this position will partner with the Demand Planning team to create executable supply plans across all value streams and ensuring supply is available to meet demand requirements within the planning horizon.
  • The role is also responsible for deploying new process changes, templates, work on projects with other functions to account for organizational changes, etc.


  • Directly manages a team of production planners for the site in the Group/Division or Region.
  • Represents the Supply Chain function on the Site Leadership staff, including performance reporting, budget management, strategy contribution, decision-making and communications.

(Impact / Success Measures)

  • Develop and govern the process through which production schedules are developed and managed within the value streams, including prioritization logic, constraint management, process controls and flex/buffer strategies while achieving company revenue goals, customer service goals, inventory and lean productivity goals.
  • Manage working capital (Inventory) levels to achieve or surpass financial goals (site & business unit).
  • Continuously strive to achieve balance across key goals and priorities of service level, inventory and operational efficiencies within a quarterly planning horizon.
  • Partners with the Network capacity manager to complete routine rough-cut capacity planning across all value streams based on 18-24 months of demand, utilization rates, productivity assumptions and any strategic programs or events for the site.
  • Responsible for setting operational objectives and successful implementation, maintenance and execution of planning processes and initiatives across regions, business units and product families.
  • Achieve success through regular coaching, developing and the ability to motivate the team.
  • Facilitate monthly supply planning meeting and ensure gaps are clearly understood and communicated, and appropriate actions are in place to resolve.
  • Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, demand planning and finance, and address input gaps as identified by forecast error, volatility and other means.
  • Understand and highlight capacity constraints and work collaboratively with Manufacturing on resolution across resources and constraints.
  • Make recommendations for necessary capacity expansions and support business case development and analysis.
  • Support relevant supply chain projects around enhancing customer experience & improving delivery.
  • Develop and execute inventory management strategies that support revenue growth, minimize risk of E&O for both finished goods and raw materials, while balancing inventory turns and availability goals.
  • Participate in problem solving activities and drive back-order reduction efforts.
  • Provide input and recommendation in improving supply chain strategies, policies and practices to achieve Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management practices.
  • Manages the annual Performance Management and Development (PMD) and Human Resource Review (HRR) processes, maintaining a talented and engaged team.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or other business management discipline or related field
  • 7 Years experience in a Supply Chain leadership role, ideally in a Life Sciences manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in an Enterprise System, such as SAP, JDE, or another major ERP system.
  • Ability to build relationships across different parts of the organization: commercial, sales, marketing, product development, finance, engineering and manufacturing.
  • Deep knowledge in planning processes: supply planning, new products introduction, material planning and SIOP processes
  • Ability to thrive in a matrix and cross-functional team environment.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, including great presentations.
Contact Information
Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Website: https://thermofisher.contacthr.com/...
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