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Manager-Supply Planning

Country : USA USA

State : New Jersey

County : Somerset County

Town : Franklin Township

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

What we'll do together:
As the Manager of Supply Planning, you will manage
the manufacturing activities related to new products and projects. You will be
the voice of the factory to the external stakeholders for our Franklin Manufacturing plant.
What your day will look like:
- Ensure
the efficient relationship and communication with the factory's departments
(Logistics/Industrial Quality/Production Floor) and its external customers
related to timelines of all launches.
- Optimize
our value stream to protect the efficiency of our end to end supply chain
- Discuss
and validate the project timelines with internal/external teams.
- Ensure
follow up to ensure all key milestones in the plant are met.
- Work
with the Master Scheduler to define the prioritization and planning of launches
and open stock within the production plan.
- Communicate
and influence with all stakeholders.
- Facilitate
partnerships to support master plan for the plant. May also include
components or raw materials suppliers to ensure planning requirements are
- Understand
all aspects of internal supply chain and identify opportunities for improvement
and implement performance improvement projects.
- Issue
any alerts to all internal and external stakeholders.
- Train
and develop internal departments on SAP utilization and tips and tricks
- Support
Purchasing in the development of relationships with suppliers
Judgment and Decision Making:
- Decisions
made by the Launch Manager can directly impact Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost,
Environment and Morale. They must make these decisions with only intermittent
involvement from Supervision based on the knowledge gained from their
- Safety:
Fully supports an independent safety culture and works proactively to
accomplish the safety mission in the plant of Zero Accidents.
- Quality:
Supports and embraces the quality mission of the plant.
- Delivery:
The ability of the launch manager to meet the production demands ensures that
our customers receive our products on time.
- Cost:
Operation of the launch manager activities according to the standards ensure
that cost to produce is aligned with the financials.
- Environment:
Supports and embraces the environmental mission of the plant.
- Morale:
Must be an actively engaged employee exhibiting a positive attitude and a focus
on teamwork to achieve best in class results.


- Bachelor's
degree in Business/Engineering or Supply Chain discipline preferred;
- 5+
years of experience (7+ years for Sr. Mgr.) in a high performance
manufacturing facility - cosmetics industry preferred;
CIPM, or NAPM, CPM certification preferred;
experience (Planning & inv. Mgmt. module) a plus;
- Advanced
Excel strongly recommended (Pivot tables, VLOOKUPs);
- Must
have strong written/verbal and communication and analytical skills;
- Must
demonstrate excellent business and personal ethics;
- Must
have strong leadership skills with relevant experience in project management,
manufacturing practices and dealing with internal/external customers;
- Must
have the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously;
- Ability
to interface with plant and corporate personnel at various organizational
levels and external suppliers;
- Business
experience with Change management strategies to: manage change, provide program
management and achieve results
Required Competencies:
- Must
demonstrate 100% responsibility.
- Must
have a technical aptitude with a willingness to learn new operations /
- Must
produce World Class Results through teamwork, selflessly developing and
training others for success.
- Must
have a positive attitude and be open to new ideas and concepts.
- Must
listen for understanding and communicate using the Who, What, When, Where and
How model.
- Must
resolve conflicts directly and be committed to team decisions.
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