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Mgr., Central Planning (I) in Holbrook, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Holbrook, NY
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

The Central Planning Manager is responsible for optimizing a designated Supply Planning Network by overseeing associated planning department, processes, systems, cadence, and analytics to drive cross-functional collaboration; capture key business and supply planning insights; and create integrated, aligned, stable, and agile supply and inventory plans with the sites to efficiently meet the business’ service level targets. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages designated planning network team which consists of Site Planners & Site Buyers and will be collaborating closely with the Site Plant Manager and Schedulers.
  • Optimizing Designated Supply Planning Network working with cross functional Business and Supply Chain stakeholders within a weekly cadence to create supply plans to ensure delivery of products to customers within targeted service levels; examine performance metrics and  escalated “Exceptions messages” to prioritize planning issues/concerns and countermeasures; monitor progress and measure performance results to achieve Current and Future KPI Targets, analysis and resolve systemic issues; monitor execution against plan for manufacturing and RM procurement or Packaging and Component/Label procurement or RM or, escalates when needed, and modifies system accordingly.
  • Uses Oracle ASCP to optimize the constrained Plans (Lead Time and Capacity based) and oversees firming plans based on Time and Capacity constraints; ‘Managing Exceptions’ with the Site & HQ Bulk, Finished Goods, Raw Material,  Component, Label Planners, Operational Leads and relevant Businesses; maintaining realistic dates in ASCP.
  • Conducts Root Cause analysis of “Planning Issues/Risks” via quantitative analysis, gathering business insights from cross-functional business stakeholders, developing remedial countermeasures and tracking their impact.
  • Leads the S&OP planning activities regarding the assigned Planning Network to review with Supply Chain executive leadership, including Supply, Capacity, & Inventory Plans, Planning performance metrics/KPIs, Risks (Short-term/Long-term), Impact, & Operational & Systemic Countermeasures.
  • Applies expertise to the development of the Oracle solution with external consultants and maintains that expertise regarding the future processes, policies, operations and system functionality within the assigned planning solution. 
  • Ensures the department successfully “adopts” the Oracle driven Supply Planning Solution and aligns Processes, Cadence, Analytics/Reporting, and Organization accordingly and acts as coordinator and 'filter' for later post-production enhancement requests.
  • Leads Data Maintenance to ensure all data is accurately updated and maintained using provided analytic tools.
  • Leads the execution of “Forward Thinking” continuous improvements which combines applying “Best Practices” while pragmatically meeting business requirements. 
  • Stays current in the “Best Practices” of Supply Planning including industry trends, benchmarking, systems, metrics, processes, etc. 

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Supply Chain in an environment involving re-engineering processes, organizations, detailed design, and metrics/analytics for large consumer products organizations.
  • 2-3 Years in Finished Goods or Bulk Supply Planning activities to yield Schedule Adherence, Supply Planning Stability, Inventory Management, Fill Rate, Back Orders improvements.
  • Experience managing offsite direct reports a must.
  • Strong skills/experience in business intelligence and KPI/Analytics development with an ability to effectively lead inductive and deductive reasoning with the data to draw key business planning conclusions.
  • Experience managing master data maintenance/cleansing processes, activities, and resources to ensure clean data is being used to drive S&OP.
  • Relevant experience in using Oracle VCP or comparable Value Chain Planning Enterprise system functionality within a consumer goods manufacturing, distribution, and sales and marketing organization.
  • Advanced experience creating and using quantitative Excel models to integrate very large data extracts from diverse systems and generate articulate analytics, conclusions and supply plans.
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration or comparable background or work experience.
  • APICS Certification Desired.
  • Sound presentation/articulation skills – ability to clearly explain complex topics and clarify the key issues, align cross-functional stakeholders, and drive good cross-functional planning decisions.
  • Ability to use quantitative models, business intelligence, and KPI/Analytics to draw key business planning conclusions.
  • Ability to work proficiently in Excel to integrate large data extracts from diverse systems and generates S&OP analytics and plans.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and methodically identify and assess diverse problems and develop solutions.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and results-oriented attitude with an ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to lead and work as an effective team player with other managers and staff representing diverse business functions.
  • 15% Travel to TX manufacturing facility.
  • Expertise in MS Excel, MS Power Point.

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.