Senior Supply Planning Manager - Rapid Response

Competitive Salary
Posted a week ago
Job ID: 7986

Job Description

My client is an exciting global leading FMCG organization seeking a Senior Supply Planning Manager - Rapid Response.

The company is implementing a new platform/technology system to enhance its planning abilities across the entire Supply Chain function.  


In this position, you will be the Owner of the Supply Planning Excellence agenda across the Group, accountable for developing, implementing, and enforcing global supply planning processes and tools to support in fulfilling all inventory, cost and service KPIs.

My client is transforming its planning capabilities across all our markets with the OnePlan program (utilizing the Kinaxis Rapid Response platform).

This role is crucial for the OnePlan programme leading business architect supply planning and detailed scheduling sub-workstreams.

The position will be based in Zug, Switzerland.

The required skills & competencies to succeed in this role include:
  • Design, develop and deploy Supply Planning standards, processes, policies, and tools in line with industry best practices
  • Implement Kinaxis Rapid Response across the Group in line with the OnePlan programme implementation timeline
  • Lead the functional selection process and later implement the future chosen Detailed Scheduling tool
  • Responsible for in-time and quality delivery for all Business Architect workstream deliverables in OnePlan including securing regional and market adherence to Process Blueprint Level 5 and below, user stories, gap analyses (As Is & To be), configuration, testing, training, go-live and hyper-care support
  • Develop and deploy sustainable supply planning capability and training programs to ensure consistency of knowledge, practices, and level of understanding across the whole planning community
  • Support regional teams to adhere to group standards for key supply processes/practices in markets through structured assessments and close monitoring vs Group standards
  • Together with the IBP resources, support the further development of the S&OP/IBP process maturity and continue improvement

Personal qualifications & Experience:
  • Excellent project manager: Proven APS (Advanced Planning System) implementation or usage experience for supply planning
  • Has proven project management skills being able to deliver complex projects on time while managing communication/expectations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in SAP APO, Kinaxis RapidResponse or other APS tools
  • Ability to have a holistic view of events and to connect cross-functional and regional initiatives. Begin with "the end in mind” defining, proposing, and aligning stakeholders on all levels on a strategic vision
  • Min 5 years of operational planning experience within FMCG
  • Experienced change agent and communicator: Proven ability to operate effectively at all levels of the organization and an ability to build strong, constructive relationships and positively influence a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Result Orientation: Documented history of own, measurable, and outstanding achievements in cross functional, cross-geographical business projects. Ability and willingness to coach diverse teams as well as demonstrate true adaptability and curiosity.
  • Travel requirement: 5-10% to Group- wide locations (Europe, Asia)

If you feel you have the relevant experience and have implemented/rolled out the Rapid Response platform (Kinaxis Technology) previously, please apply and let's have a conversation. 

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