Sensata Technologies, Inc. Supply and Inventory Planning Manager Auto in Attleboro, Massachusetts
This function supports the deployment of world class SIOP processes with regards to Planning, Execution and Inventory Management. He/she will have full responsibility for supply and inventory planning, hence be a crucial part of the Sensata SIOP integration with the expectation to drive functional excellence, continuous improvement and establish state of the art process & standards. He/she must understand end-to-end Supply Chain Management, be able to manage MRP and drive for the right decisions in executing to an aligned manufacturing plan. The candidate is expected to execute inventory deployment and optimization in alignment with business goals and objectives. This position will rely heavily on Operational Excellence techniques in order to improve processes and remove waste within our organization. Sensata is leading a transformation of our SIOP organization that includes global alignment to common processes, and deployment of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Solutions. The candidate is expected to help lead the organization through this change.
Manage day-to-day supply chain activities to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and timeliness of the organization's supply chain
Manage and monitor all supply chain activities to ensure a cost-effective flow of merchandise from suppliers to customers
Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs
Suggest solutions for process improvements and implement solutions in a timely manner
Liaise with functional and operational area managers to ensure ensure supply chain strategies are integrated with other parts of the business
Organize and oversee inventory by keeping a detailed database of available inventory and expected usage per project
Select and manage ongoing relationships with major suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors to minimize costs and ensure satisfactory standards of service
Manage and develop staff to ensure resources are used effectively and work schedules and targets are met
Experience / Qualifications
A university degree and 7-10 years of experience
Ability to lead, coach, and develop team members
Holds self and others accountable to achieving goals and standards
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results
Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers
Lead 5-6 global Product Family Supply & Inventory Management Planners (SIM) directly
Lead the local Plant Supply Chain Planners in 7 international Automotive production sites dotted
Facilitate and consolidate manufacturing and supply plans to manage and project Inventory, backlog / delinquency development and net revenue with the related BU
Define governance process involving all parts of the Supply Chain organization, with the understanding that it has ownership of transforming inventory management culture
Manage global sites Supply & Demand balancing using MPS and other tools and techniques
Ensures the overall supply chain process integrity by balancing the products lifecycle, multi-stage and finish goods inventory, E&O and the revenue forecasts
Set-up inventory targets (DoH entitlement), monitor development and control E&O and MRB for the DCs globally
Initiate and lead cross-functional Continuous Improvement activities aligned with industry best practices to improve process efficiencies throughout the Supply Chain with focus on planning, allocation, site balancing and inventory management
Develop standardized processes and training plans for key participants in the Supply planning process
Work closely with the global process owners from the Corporate SIOP team
Identify and execute programs to improve inventory efficiency
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or related field (MBA or Masters in related field preferred)
10+ years of international experience within Supply Chain, Operations Planning or Material Planning and Logistics preferably at a Tier1 Automotive supplier
Demonstrated experience driving to on time delivery, quality and cost
Know-how in Planning & Scheduling (Master Production Scheduling) and Materials Management
Proven experience with Lean, continuous improvement tools and methodologies with quantifiable business results
Ideal candidate brings both, site and shop floor experience, paired with central / corporate multi-site roles
Proven track record of inventory optimization over complex supply chains
Experienced in working within complex matrix environment and management through influence
Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills
Change-agent who has proven skills in serving multiple stakeholders and driving transformation
Strong skills in managing to target, leading teams, and executing to plan and deliver results
Strong data analytics, reporting and project management skills and experienced in ERP/MRP systems, Advanced Planning Systems, BI reporting and tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, Alteryx
Strong influencing skills and ability to build relationships across multiple countries and different layers in the organization
Our sites which are supplying the Automotive industry are based in following countries:
Malaysia, China, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Mexico
Our European Distribution center is based in Germany
Position will be based in either Bergkirchen, Germany or Attleboro, United States
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