Sales and Operations Planning Manager in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: www.arconic.com. Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This senior management position will be based in Whitehall, MI and will be responsible for transforming the independent forecasting, order management, production planning, warehouse, third party and purchased services and transportation operations for Arconic Engines, into a single integrated world-class supply chain organization.   The Sales and Operations Planning Manager will develop and execute a vision that delivers operational excellence, resulting in world class customer service and efficiency.    The selected candidate will need to establish world-class supply chain processes, along with metrics necessary to track supply chain effectiveness, efficiency, and opportunities.   The position will also need to develop a strategic sourcing process to leverage capacity, and improve reaction time to market disruptions.
 
Some of the major role responsibilities: 
 
•            Integrate the separate existing forecasting, order management, production planning, warehouse, supplier planning/third party purchases and transportation processes and associates of Arconic Engines various locations into a single supply chain serving the Business Unit.
•            With the support of the information systems organization - define, design, and lead the implementation of  tools necessary to support the newly established supply chain organization and processes as well as driving reviews of the  routers, yield, true lead time, integration of the vertical  supply chain (internal or external)
•            Define, design and implement supply chain tools necessary to support a word-class supply chain.
•            Build a world-class supply chain organization through identifying, coaching and mentoring talent as part of an overall succession planning effort.
•            Perform strategic sourcing and capacity versus requirements studies to ensure efficient and effective deployment/utilization of resources to meet demand.
•            In addition to tracking and communicating progress, position will establish short-term and long-term objectives for the supply-chain organization which will enable Arconic Engines to meet or exceed its business objectives through world-class customer service and efficiency
•            Establish  continuous improvement processes and culture to ensure that supply chain maintains world-class status.
•            Establish and manage meeting process that introduces a discipline of fact-based discussion and planning throughout the organization via a series of periodic meetings (status, updates, exception and change management) to lock down the consensus plan.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
•            Bachelors degree from an accredited university
•            Minimum 8 years experience in Sales and Operations Planning (demand / capacity planning) in a manufacturing environment
•            Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
•            This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications
•       APICS Certified
•       MBA preferred

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