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Sales & Operations Planning Manager in Fontana, CA at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/29/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Engines (AEN) Fontana, CA has an immediate need for a Sales & Operations Planning Manager.

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: Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


The Sales & Operations Planning Manager is responsible to lead a team of Supply Chain professionals focused on supporting operational and manufacturing requirements through sourcing, supplier management, production planning, and inventory management. This leadership role will design and execute strategies to achieve both short-term and long-term supply chain management objectives.



Duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be required and assigned at any time.

  1. Coordinates and communicates cross functionally with Sales, Account Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and Finance to incorporate and maintain customer and business requirements into production planning.
  2. Develop and sustain strategic inventory management plan with defined inventory levels for Raw, WIP, & Finish Goods
  3. Direct the activity of the Production Control and Supply Chain departments to ensure operational excellence in order promising, master scheduling, material deliver and input/output control to achieve exceptional performance to customer commitments.
  4. Oversees all outsourced manufacturing activities to ensure coordination with and execution to the master schedule.
  5. Measures and communicates supplier delivery metrics.
  6. Measures and communicates operations plan schedule attainment and master schedule attainment, and initiates root cause problem solving to analyze variability and improve performance
  7. Designs, measures and communicates metrics that track the effectiveness of production planning and manufacturing execution.
  8. Coaches and develops all members of the production control team through training, mentoring and the development of consistent planning tools.
  9. Develops and maintains tools that will provide visibility to shortages and prioritize requirements.
  10. Analyzes and troubleshoots problems in planning and execution, and generates alternatives to resolve both internal and external processing constraints.
  11. This position requires strong interpersonal and negotiation skills; self-starter skills; experience with querying databases; excellent complex analytical skills; and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form.
  12. Complies with all EHS rules required for the work environment
    Directly supervises 2-4 employees in the Materials departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Familiar with ERP systems
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low.



Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years of experience 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:
  • 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.