Planning Manager - Sourced Goods

Newell Brands Whately , MA 01093

Posted 2 months ago

General Summary:

We have built our business on the idea that home fragrance can provide comfort, inspire joy, indulge the senses, and bring people together. We don't think there is anything better than having the privilege to be part of creating new memories and making special moments even more special. And since we don't think anyone can hold a candle to our employees - we believe that you will work with some of the best people in the industry, every day.

Purpose of Position/Mission:

To lead the planning and supply of sourced finished goods globally, to support the NA region. Ensuring optimum service levels, balancing inventory in line with Working capital limits and contributing to the Sales and Operations planning process (S&OP).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demand agreement process
  • Support the demand agreement process for sourced finished goods, by providing input on available inventory, consumption trends and constraints to help balance out the demand agreement part of the S&OP process
  • Supply Agreement process
  • Champion the supply analysis and agreement of the sourced goods inventory planning, as part of the S&OP process, lead the Supply agreement meetings for sourced finished goods
  • Inventory
  • Balance the needs of the customer whilst maintaining limits on working capital investment
  • Supplier S&OP - Lead the S&OP discussions/meetings with chosen suppliers to ensure demand visibility and constraints from the supplier, to build up the overall supply picture globally

Main Activities/Decision Areas:

  • Communication with suppliers on future availability and planning

  • Constantly analyse the supply network to look for optimisation opportunities and safety stock settings

  • Give clear indication of supply risks & Identify long term capacity constraints & communicate with internal stakeholders up to CEO level

  • Activate POs as prescribed for your sourced goods families

  • Contribute to the S&OP Process as part of the global supply picture

  • Key performance indicators which could be used in the PPRD (Revenue growth, ratios, margin, budget)- Customer service, forecast accuracy, inventory, quality and cost of failure, staff costs

  • Key decisions will impact- customer service delivery(line fill & OT above 90%), forecast accuracy development to reach over 60%, working capital targets as specified

  • Personnel responsibilities including- managing a team of 2-3 staff, demand planning, supply planning, and supplier interaction and management

  • Supplier supply risks and alert management

  • Staff recruitment and training

  • Supplier Selection

  • Network design

  • Oracle ERP Maintenance


  • Preferred Management qualifications, MBA & Operational Management experience

  • Demonstrated experience of S&OP processes

  • Experience of large complex consumer business with significant peak period management

  • Preferred knowledge of Oracle operating system (not essential)

  • English speaking

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.


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