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Supply Planner

Ref: US_EN_6_971649_1456844

Posted on 21 July 2022


  • The Supply Planner/Sr Supply Planner External Supply US has overall supply planning responsibility for all SKU’s related to a portfolio of external suppliers within the US region.
  • Manages the overall supply chain products and activities end-to-end all the way to the customers.
  • Identify and address long-term, medium-term, and short-term supply chain risks and is a change agent for supply chain improvements and underlying value streams for his/her products.
  • Ensures visibility of upcoming supply and owns the communication cluster demand managers/leads.
  • Accountable for the management of the Rough-Cut Capacity Planning, Master Production Planning, and the Constrained Supply Planning.
  • Supports the IBP (S&OP) process, summarizes actions and follows through on key supply/capacity decisions.
  • Actively participate in any change activities such as new product introductions, site transfers, packaging changes, format harmonization, etc. to optimize supply and minimize business impact from a supply perspective.
  • Facilitates the respective discussions to resolve problems with third party vendors, manufacturing sites and cluster demand planners.
  • Supports the External Supply Virtual Planning Teams as needed by facilitating data extraction and presentation as required.
  • Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain long-term capacity and volume plans and drive the resolution of identified gaps.
  • Identify opportunities in supply planning, product formats, inventory management, campaigning strategy, to improve SCL performance in key areas such as reliability, lead times, responsiveness, cost, on-time delivery, inventory levels.
  • Monitor site/supply performance against KPIs. Identify and understand trends in performance & identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide the data to support Global Supply reviews and follow up on actions.
  • Collaborate with Contract Manufacturers and internal VPT to understand root causes of supply issues, define and follow through corrective actions plans.
  • Provide a monthly Master Production/Supply Plan (MPS) to Contract Manufactures and issue Purchase Order based on supply needs within the stated time fence.
  • Analyze demand evolutions and its capacity impacts on a mid-term horizon (M+3 to M+23)
  • Understand and influence capacity/bottlenecks at vendor versus demand pattern.
  • Simulate different scenarios on the production bottlenecks considering business priorities
  • Challenge production constraints to optimize the plans.
  • Validate the allocation of quantities into the regions; translate business priorities in case of production problems or shortages. Measure adherence versus allocations.
  • Advise on and maintain key planning parameters to optimize the supply chain performance
  • Champion standard ways of performing the planning.
  • Develop baseline volumes for assigned products in support of annual site budget process and advice on volume sensitivities.
  • Manage communications with the Demand Planners to ensure seamless and efficient flow of information between sites and markets.
  • Collaborate with site procurement & API Planning team to ensure alignment on long range API demand, site API inventory levels and short/medium API availability to support MPS.
  • Performance Indicators (detailed KPI’s)

  • Accountable for maintaining inventory levels within pre-defined limits.
  • Accountable for Service Level –e.g. OTIF Fill Rate, Stock-Out duration, SAP SNP Parameter, Past Due POs, Schedule Adherence.
  • Evaluate slow moving items (Distressed Inventory) and take appropriate action.       
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