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

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Company Description  

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.

Job Description  

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 service level targets.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages designated planning network team which consists of Site Planners & Site Buyers and will be collaborate closely with the Site Plant Manager and Schedulers.
  • Optimizes Designated Supply Planning Network working with cross functional Business and Supply Chain stakeholders 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, conduct Root Cause Analysis and resolve systemic issues, monitor execution against plan.
  • Leverages 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 and maintaining realistic dates.
  • 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 Planning Network to review with Supply Chain executive leadership, including Supply, Capacity, & Inventory Plans, Planning performance metrics/KPIs (ie. Schedule Adherence for Packaging, Lead-time Adherence for Labels and Components, Supply Planning Stability, Inventory, Fill Rate, Back Orders etc.), risks (Short-term/Long-term), Impact, & Operational & Systemic Countermeasures.
  • Applies expertise to the development of the Oracle IBP solution with external consultants and maintains that expertise regarding the future processes, policies, operations and system functionality within the assigned planning solution; ensures 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 (Item Master, Routing, Resources, Sourcing Rules & Assignment, Supply Category Set) is accurately updated and maintained (including such attributes as Lead Times, Safety Stock Targets, MOQ, Max & Fixed Order Quantity) using provided analytic tools.
  • Leads the execution of “Forward Thinking” continuous improvements (Manufacturing/Raw Material Supply Planning, FG, Component, and Label Supply Planning, Capacity Planning/Allocation, Exceptions Management, Inventory Management, Business Intelligence, Metrics, etc.) 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. 

  • 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.
  • 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, pro-active 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.
  • Expertise in MS Excel expertise, MS Power Point.

Additional Information  

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 on-line job postings.