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Senior Director of Planning

Company: Old World Industries
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE : Lead the Old World planning function to achieve world class supply chain performance, including strategic and tactical execution, talent development, business process management, and continuous improvement. As a key leader in the Supply Chain organization, the Senior Director of Planning owns the Sales and Operations Planning and production planning functions, delivering effective plans and continuously improving results.

Provide strategic direction and leadership, resulting in a world class planning processes.
Provide direct leadership to the S&OP and Production Planning teams, to include performance management, employee development, and daily leadership.
Owns the S&OP cycle, including demand plans, supply plans, financial reviews, and executive reviews.
Develops, implements, and drives adherence to standard business processes.
Develops and tracks departmental KPIs, including forecast accuracy, planning effectiveness, schedule adherence and attainment, inventory, and on time performance. Uses data to drive continuous improvement, including identifying opportunities, facilitating improvement activity, and leading change through the business process management system.
Develops and maintains partner/vendor scorecards to drive continuous improvement
Identifies training needs, develops plans, coordinates activities, and/or delivers training that results in a fully capable production planning team.
Drives the business process management cycle, including process documentation, training, skill validation, and auditing the health of the process.
Collaborates with the Director of Production Operations to develop and maintain healthy relationships with current and prospective processors. Delegates relationship ownership to others as appropriate.
Collaborates with the Director of Production Operations to insure short, medium, and long-range supply is sufficient to meet expected demand, including Business Continuity planning to minimize supply interruptions.
Owns all transactional and daily activity for production planning, including production scheduling, inventory control, and timely communications to partners.
Owns master data integrity for all production sites.
Functions as Old World's Subject Matter Expert for the production planning and S&OP functions, driving the organization to adopt best in class planning processes.
Maintains regular communication to the organization regarding the status of supply and demand.
Initiates and drives continuous improvement projects that deliver year-over-year cost savings, resulting in a durable competitive advantage in product cost
Leads strategic projects in planning and other areas of supply chain as needed
Leads and/or participates in special projects including (but not limited to): Analysis of outsourcing strategy and costs
Terminal rationalization
Project management for new product start-ups

Assumes additional related responsibilities as necessary

Bachelors Degree in a related field.
10-12 years' experience in a planning environment with 5 years in a leadership role.
Advanced skill in highly developed ERP systems (SAP and IBP Experience preferred).
Experience planning in a 3 rd party environment preferred.
Advanced computer skills with a concentration in spreadsheets.
Demonstrated interpersonal and facilitation skills necessary to lead a team and collaborate widely within the organization.
Consumer goods industry experience preferred.
Demonstrates personal commitment to Old World Values.


Keywords: Old World Industries, Chicago , Senior Director of Planning, Executive , Northbrook, Illinois

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