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SIOP, Planning & Logistics Director

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Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description

Architectural Manufacture Seeks SIOP, Planning & Logistics Director
The SIOP, Planning & Logistics Director position will be a key role in the supply chain, working closely with our operations, sales, marketing, procurement, and finance team. This role will be critical in laying down the foundation and drive the implementation & execution of SIOP & Strategic Planning process among other responsibilities and projects.
This role will help to lead a company that has a leading end market position, strong earnings, and cash flow profile, and transform it into a great company that will prosper well beyond the leadership team. With a Mission of 'Together, we build excellence every day…' and working consistently with our Virtues of Safety, Integrity, Performance Culture, Teamwork, Customer Centric and Agility, this role is a key member of the leadership team that will transform a good company into a great company. The right person for this role will thrive in a changing environment, will be a builder of teams, systems, and business processes, and a person who is confident in leading change and making decisions with less than perfect information. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leading member of the operations department & the single point contact for SIOP, demand planning, supply planning, inventory management & logistics planning for senior management globally.
  • Own & manage inventory and improve availability of products with the aim to improve the service level while optimizing the working capital.
  • Work with the rest of the supply chain, operations, sales, marketing, finance teams to define and implement demand/supply/inventory planning/logistics process focusing on market dynamics and outlook.
  • Define and set clear and challenging Key Performance Indicators for the department aligned with company goals and objectives.
  • Set-up & define demand planning process and lead its implementation to forecast future demand and trends on short, medium- and long-term horizons.
  • Oversee & manage the translation of the demand plan into a supply plan for CRL distribution centers and manufacturing sites.
  • Drive and ensure execution of the supply plans through purchasing department for distribution centers across the different geographies and production scheduling department for manufacturing.
  • Ensure accuracy of ERP parameters through periodic updates and monitoring the changes in ways of working.
  • Own the demand plan/supply plan/inventory management/logistics process and drive the implementation. 
  • Work with service and distribution centers and key suppliers to set up inventory parameters, develop forecasting process and improve service level.

Job Requirements

Required Competencies
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Provides quality time and planned commitment to direct reports and provides processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths and limitations in relation to a range of high-quality and relevant competencies.
  • Deliberative Decision Making - Gathers, considers, and evaluates all relevant information to make logical conclusions before being moved to action.
  • Driving Results - Motivates individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountability, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant feedback.
  • Business Acumen - Makes sound business decisions based on a strong understanding of the company's business model, strategic goals, and relevant policies, as well as best practices and current technologies in their own discipline or functional area.
  • Composure and Resiliency - Able to deal effectively with pressure, maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Have the ability and propensity to recover quickly from setbacks, rejections, and conflicts and to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.
  • Negotiating - Identifies key bargaining points for all parties and works effectively toward win-win solutions.
  • Relationship Building - Develops effective long-term professional interactions with others based on trust: trust that they will always work toward the best interest of those involved and that they are sufficiently competent to provide positive results.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with key suppliers, consistent with corporate virtues.
  • Set clear expectations and commit to the delivery of results. Hold people accountable for their commitments and delivery.
  • Take pride in achieving the highest standards and results. 
  • Have a passion for growth, insist on innovation, never settle for good enough, take the lead and seek new opportunities.
  • Externally oriented: Bring the voice of the customer in everything we do and the decision we make, go the extra mile to exceed customer expectation.
  • Results focused: Bring a sense of urgency to getting things done, making tough decisions and drive for simplification by keeping end goal in sight.
  • Ensure that each functional group aligns to SIOP procedures & lead the monthly reporting for measuring SIOP effectiveness (Revenue, Forecast Accuracy, Inventory optimization, & Customer OTIF).
  • 10+ Years SIOP/Supply Chain/Planning or related experience in a Manufacturing Environment, 5+ Years with management responsibility.
  • 4-Year degree in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering. Master's degree preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills, black belt / green belt a plus. History of identifying and capturing opportunities through data analysis and Business Intelligence tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead across organizational boundaries.
  • Collaborative and cross-functional approach to achieving objectives.
  • Experience in developing team members to the next level of capability.
  • Positive approach to building and generating value from supplier relationships.
  • Record of creating effective KPI's and/or escalating performance vs. KPI's through innovative approaches.


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