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Business Planning Manager

Location : Norwalk CT US 06850
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 20525-BZ-MM1
Compensation : 170000.00 - 210000.00 USD/YEAR
Start Date : 04/09/2021
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10
Required Education : MS Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

  • Permanent position for a Business Planning Leader to own and manage the factory business plan from strategic to operational level.

  • Oversee master planning, production planning and business engineering.

  • Work closely together with the planning departments.

  • Support and challenge the department managers (Assembly / Optics / Engineering / Logistics) and work closely with the Finance department.

  • Responsible for Master planning and for S&OP cycles with all business lines, leading a team of 40-50 employees.

  • Orchestrate the factory baseline capability plans including rigorous change control.

  • Identify and manage plan constraints such as facilities, cycle-time, tools, and FTE.

  • Gather and consolidate department inputs to maintain and communicate a feasible plan.

  • Prepare and present scenarios for executive decision making and approval.

  • Liaison with Facilities for space requirements over time (sqm / utilities).

  • Responsible for Production planning.

  • Own the factory Assembly and Optical Fabrication build plans.

  • Manage work center planning, proactively identify and solve bottlenecks for future starts.

  • Maintain demand integrity in MRP (# systems, starts - outputs).

  • Set priorities for order and material releases and dispositioning.

  • Liaison with the Factory Logistics team (Material Planning, Supplier management and Cleanroom logistics) for timely availability of complete kits at point of use.

  • Drive transparency and improvement on cost and capability through data analytics.

  • Responsible for Production norms and labor hour studies.

  • Responsible for Cycle time analysis and blueprints.

  • Responsible for Resource capacity modeling (CRP).

  • Sparring partner for department managers to monitor key metrics and identify efficiencies and improvement opportunities.

  • Liaison with Finance for budgeting cycles, norm reviews and long term capacity planning.

  • Set and monitor inventory levels.

  • Drive inventory reduction program with X-sector team.

Required Qualifications :

  • MS in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration

  • Minimum 10 years experience in international business with knowledge of planning and S&OP processes.

  • Preferably a senior operational leader and/or program manager.

  • Experience with decision making processes at senior stakeholder level in complex organizations.

  • Expertise in operations processes in a manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent communication and network building skills on all business levels.

  • Capable to bridge high level strategy to operational execution.

  • Capable to initiate and lead process improvements.

  • Sound judgment and decision making skills.

  • Excellent people leadership skills and ability to engage, develop and motivate people.

Contact: Mark Manz

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