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

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bayport, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/18/2019

Job 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.

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

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.