Platform Supply Manager - First Alert- Connected Home & Security

Newell Brands Aurora , IL 60503

Posted 5 months ago

Position Title: Platform Supply Manager

Reports to: Director, Integration Business Planning

Location: Aurora, IL

Job Summary:

The Platform supply manager will be responsible the management of the end to end supply chain, along with bridging connectivity between all facets of the operation. The role will have planning responsibilities from new product launch, up until production, partnering with development teams, and the production planners to execute successful product launches and initiatives.

This position identifies and addresses long-term, medium-term and short-term supply chain risks and is a change agent for supply chain improvements along the supply chains and underlying value streams for the products. Working with PMO, Trade and Engineering teams to ensure new products and customer initiatives launch on time.

This role is also accountable for the management of the Rough-Cut Capacity Planning, Master Production Planning and the Constrained Supply Planning with the support of Business Tactical Systems and Team. This individual will support the IBP process, summarize actions and follows through on key supply/capacity decisions.

The successful candidate will 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. This role will facilitate the respective discussions to resolve problems with manufacturing site and Demand Planners.

Job Duties:

  • 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

  • Define and maintain the supply chain setup and associated supply chain parameters to fulfill new business Service Level Agreements

  • Monitor site/supply performance against KPIs. Identify and understand trends in performance & identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Simulate different scenarios on the production bottlenecks taking into account business priorities

  • Collaborate with site to understand root causes of supply issues, define, and follow through corrective actions plans

  • Provide the data to support the Global Supply reviews for his/her site and follow appropriate action from reviews

  • Analyze demand evolutions and the capacity impacts on a mid-term horizon

  • Challenge production constraints to optimize the plans

  • Advise on and maintain key planning parameters to optimize the supply chain performance

  • Champion standard ways of performing the planning, Supply chain activity evaluation and other core processes.

  • Develop baseline volumes for assigned products in support of annual site budget process and advise 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 & Engineering Planning team to ensure alignment on long range demand, site inventory levels and short/medium availability to support MPS.

  • Support the business on all special projects

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or Business Management

  • 7+ years' experience in a Supply Chain planning related field and 2-3 yrs of working in a fast-evolving environment

  • Deep functional knowledge and experience in Supply Chain Planning and other aspects of Supply Chain, Master Scheduling, Forecasting and Demand S&OP

  • Prior experience with APO and track record of leading SAP implementations is a plus

  • Six Sigma and Lean problem-solving methods, certifications are a plus

  • High energy change agent with strong drive for continuous improvement

  • Experience using MRP or other planning optimization tools

  • Change management principles and ability to drive and manage change process

  • Consumer products experience a plus, familiar with diverse manufacturing processes

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work cross functionally with proven results

  • Advanced to Expert in MS Office (especially excel)

Our team works to provide the best options for our customers to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe and secure. We launched Onelink by First Alert, our connected home brand, in 2015, and have been expanding the line ever since. With our Onelink brand, we elevated our home safety technology to the next level in order to meet the consumer demand for integrated smart home products that are reliable, smart and easy to use. As the most trusted name in home safety, our Onelink products have the First Alert reliable quality that sets them apart from anything else in the connected home market. We are a collaborative team that believes in consumer driven design and is results oriented. The dynamic pace of our organization, continuous improvement and the passion our team shares for helping people protect what matters most is what makes our Newell Brands Connected Home & Security so passionate about the work that we do!

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, Elmer's, 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. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply


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