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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER-Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace & Technologies  •  Boulder, CO

Supply Chain Manager - Material Planning & Processing Center

 

The MPPC (Material Planning and Processing Center) Manager will supervise MPPC personnel. This includes the “last mile” material planning (taking system generated requisitions or other misc. material demands, appropriately modifying them for specific program requirements, and releasing them for execution; may also include making procurements with a Purchasing Credit Card when appropriate), as well as initial material processing (staging and prioritizing the work in Receiving & Inspection as well as processing/qualification of piece parts).  

 

What you’ll do: 

  •                      Select, motivate, and counsel employees; administer salary and budget programs; ensure employee safety; plan, organize, integrate and measure work performed within the department.
  •                      Work with department management to determine staffing requirements.  Assign staff to support department work requirements.
  •                      Write and conduct performance appraisals.
  •                      Ensure tasks are completed according to departmental requirements and schedules.
  •                      Ensure employees are properly trained and receive the supervision and direction needed to accomplish their work assignments in an efficient and cost effective manner while observing all applicable work rules, safety rules, department directives, and company policies.
  •                      Conceive, develop and implement solutions to specific departmental problems.
  •                      Prepare and maintain required records and reports in accordance with BATC policies and government regulations.
  •                      May develop, prepare and/or track departmental budget expenditures and be accountable for overhead and operational budgets.
  •                      May supervise the implementation of new policies or procedures.
  •                      Ensure that all business is conducted using the highest standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as well as company policies and directives.
  •                      Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  •                      Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  •                      Perform other duties as necessary.  

 

What you’ll need: 

  •          BS/BA in a related field plus 10 or more years related experience.
  •          Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience.  Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  •          Excellent working understanding of Material Resource Planning (MRP).

 

 Working Conditions:

  •                      Work is performed in an office environment.
  •                      Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Director Lean and Process Transformation

Who We Are:
Ball Corporation, since its founding in 1880, has evolved and expanded from its humble beginnings as a manufacturer of wood-jacketed tin cans into the global manufacturing leader it is today. From the development of innovative metal packaging to the beverage, food and consumer goods markets to delivering proven instruments, sensors and spacecraft to the aerospace and defense industries, Ball’s unmatched expertise and global reach ensure that no matter our customers’ mission, we are there to help them achieve it.


Ball’s beverage packaging delivers more than just a cold drink. We take pride in creating metal beverage cans and bottles that are smart, practical, sustainable and eye-catching. From our aluminum beverage cans ranging in excess of 20 different sizes to the versatile, recloseable Alumni-Tek bottle to the Dynamark variable printing technology that allows us to print up to 24 design variations per production run, we work closely with our customers to deliver a unique packaging experience to consumers.


Since the aerosol can revolutionized consumer products in the 1940s, Ball has refined and improved the technology to suit today’s needs. We recently developed a new metal alloy that reduces the weight of our aluminum aerosol cans by as much as 15%. We also breathed new air into aerosol technology with the introduction of our next generation of tinplate aerosol packaging, which is helping us meeting and exceed our customers’ growing expectations.


Metal food packaging has set the standard for freshness and preservation for well over a century, and we continue to push boundaries and innovate in this sector. What excites us most is the sustainability advantages that metal packaging provides. It is one of the most environmentally friendly and economical forms of packaging.
With the help of our 18,450 talented employees around the world, Ball will continue to revolutionize our industries, serve our customers, and put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us achieve our vision and create long-term value for all our shareholders.

Job Duties:
Primary Purpose of Position
Partner with GBS leadership to support, and coordinatecross-functional projects and business critical initiatives that have a strategic business impact utlizing Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies. Focus is on innovation, process improvement, re-engineering and value creation.

Essential Functions
Develop, implement and sustain process improvmenets initiatives using Six Sigma methods.
Provide leaderhsip to management and direct reports on the Lean Six Sigma practices.
Partner with the business to proactively coordinate a portfolio of process innovation projects that are critical and aligned to the organization’s strategic and operational imperatives.
Manage transformational projects’scope, sensitivity, complexity requiring integrated appliation of improvement tools/methods, process redesign and analysis from identification through execution.
Provide management, solutions and apply statistical tools to improve process capability, reduce variability, and eliminate waste and defects to the business unit.
Create a GBS Lean Six Sigma Training Program to include Black Belt/Green Belt Certification for the executive, functional, and administrative employees.
Guide and mentor process architects and analysts in the deployment and effective application of Lean Six Sigma tools to assure results and benefits are achieved.
Direct process architects and analysts to create project plans and direct team members, including personnel certified at the Green and Yellow Belt levels, to complete projects in a timely manner.

Position Requirements
Broad training in a related field usually acquired through bachelor’s degree, graduate degree level education preferred or work-related experience
Job related experience for a minimum of 7 year(s)
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred
Demonstrated successful experience in leading and transforming organizations using Lean Six Sigma principles in manufacturing
Demonstrated skills in mentoring Black Belts and Green Belts through project completion
Demonstrated ability to teach Lean Six Sigma concepts
Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills are required along with the ability to provide a high degree of customer sensitivity and attention to detail
Proficiency in using widely recognized Lean Six Sigma and/or other statistical packages
Background in TPM application preferred.

50% travel

Relocation:
Relocation for this position is NOT Available
Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Director, Demand Planning

DANONE - Broomfield, CO

 

Director, Demand Planning

USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Director, Demand Planning in United States (US) for Broomfield

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

 

The Director Demand Planning serves as the Global Planning System (GPS i.e S&OP/IBP) process owner for volume forecasting and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the on-going volume forecasting process and the demand plan for all the business teams. The position leads a team of Demand Planning Managers and Planners, drives the monthly GPS volume consensus forecast process, and is the Supply Chain Planning department’s lead for GPS volume forecasting process improvement. The position supports the Product Supply organization through supply chain forecasting and error detection and resolution. Through delivering accurate forecasts, this position enables DanoneWave to deliver predictable financial results and ensure cost, service, and working capital goals are met.

 

Responsibilities:

  •          Oversees and drives facilitation of monthly GPS volume forecast process with Brand VP/GMs, Field Sales and Sales’ SVP, Finance, and Marketing, producing consensus forecasts

o    12-Month rolling, detailed forecast

o    18-month rolling, high-level/volume forecasts

  •          Creates and executes change management strategies and plans to provide seamless transition to new processes and technologies adopted by the company.
  •          Oversees and drives processes to ensure forecast alignment at all sales divisions
  •          Position represents Supply Chain in GPS development: understands GPS best practices and gaps to them and advocates for GPS process improvements to make DanoneWave a better partner to DanoneWave customers
  •          Provide leadership, training and support to ensure a robust demand forecasting/planning process that includes historical analysis and cleaning, building block forecast construction, and demand management so demand meets future supply and other constraints
  •          Ensures the process and team capabilities can meet the forecast accuracy required to deliver reliable customer service and waste at a DC/Product level
  •          Influences, collaborates with, and holds accountable key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, corporate sales managers and directors), and finance and address input gaps as identified by forecast error reviews
  •          Demand Planning team collects past/future demand factors (distribution gains/losses, price changes, new/disco products, promotion plans, etc.) from Sales and Marketing and forecasting/modeling their impacts on demand
  •          Ensures successful customer promotion execution through effective planning and leverage of key customer event inputs with collaboration across customer, customer service and sales partners
  •          Masters DanoneWave Demand Planning application and refine its use and work process flows to improve Demand Planner productivity and reduce forecast error.
  •          Masters forecasting technology – including creation of SOPs for forecast adjustments - and advancing it to improve forecast accuracy, while maintaining data integrity of forecast system.
  •          Plays a lead role in the Strategic Growth Planning (SGP) process
  •          Plays lead role in ensuring new item launch process is executed, holding sales accountable to customer-specific launch timing, items taken, etc., and ensuring the coordination of the pre/post-launch execution meetings between demand planning, sales, and product supply
  •          Works closely with Product Supply groups to ensure alignment on forecast updates and potential operational impacts
  •          Leads cross-functional project teams to develop new business- and demand-planning processes
  •          Manages direct reports and conduct people management processes for them, including performance reviews, IDPs, and Objective/Priority setting and cascading of higher-level objectives

 

Education and Experience (Requirements):

  •          Six+ years of prior experience in forecasting, finance, sales/marketing analytics, or supply chain planning is required
  •          MBA or MS in an analytical discipline or equivalent experience is required
  •          Experience with commercial forecasting applications is required
  •          Experience with SAP APO environments is a strong plus
  •          Experience with IRI, RetailLink, RSI, or other customer POS data sources is a plus
  •          APICS certification is (American Production Inventory Certification Society) a plus

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •          Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  •          Ability to influence, motivate, and align non-direct reports, up and down organization charts
  •          Proven change management skills
  •          Proven leadership skills
  •          Proven ability to teach and train people
  •          Ability to effectively work in a team environment
  •          Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one conversations and in groups
  •          Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  •          Ability to organize complex situations into manageable tasks to achieve predefined goals and objectives
  •          Ability to solve problems independently - quantitative and qualitative - with minimal guidance
  •          Materials and Equipment Directly Used:
  •          SAP BW/BI, SAP APO Demand Planning and other forecasting software, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
101444.Experience: Experienced professionals #LI-NORAM

The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Director, Supply Planning

USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Director, Supply Planning in United States (US) for Broomfield

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.


For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

 

The Director, Supply Planning is responsible for ensuring the product, for assigned Brands, is available to fill customer orders at low/lowest landed cost, minimizing the amount of finished product that goes obsolete or short coded, controlling finished goods inventory levels, and maintaining a capacity plan (short, medium, and long term).

The Director will be a leader in process definition, establishment and continuous improvement on core supply planning processes and IT enablers: rough-cut capacity planning, master scheduling, finite scheduling, inventory setting based on service levels and deployment.

They will be key partners with Business Unit general management and Supply Chain leadership on ensuring the efficient operational execution of the Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly Operating Plans.

They will perform root cause analysis and resolution for customer service and obsolescence issues (forecast, production, safety stocks, deployment, etc.).

  •          Lead and develop a team of managers and associates to execute the supply chain planning for an assigned business unit
  •          Responsible for all activities related to materials and finished goods planning and deployment planning
  •          Sets goals and objectives for end to end supply chain planning for the business unit
  •          Ensures relevant supply chain KPIs are measured and achieved
  •          Oversees talent development and team performance for the supply chain planning team
  •          Drives and improves cross functional processes to ensure smooth communication and handoffs with adjacent functions
  •          Works with IT to develop and implement supply chain systems and tools while maintaining supply chain continuity
  •          Leads the supply planning S&OP process to perform KPI review, communicate supply chain status and resolve future bottlenecks and gaps
  •          Develop strategic operational plans to drive productivity, efficiency of operations, and excellence in execution
  •          Directly responsible for all finished goods product sourcing & budgeting, capacity management, end-to-end planning, production, and deployment
  •          Primary operational lead for several critical transformation initiatives and continuous improvement projects

 

Education and Experience (Requirements):

  •          7 to 10 years of experience in Sales and Operations planning required, preferably within consumer packaged goods (CPG) or food industry
  •          Experienced in materials management, production planning/inventory and deployment in a multi-facility environment
  •          Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree preferred, ideally in Supply Chain, business or related subjects – will consider work experience in lieu of degree of 10+ years of relevant experience
  •          Experience using ERP systems to manage production scheduling (Peoplesoft, SAP APO SNP, ECC PP, PPDS, etc) is required. Experience with SAP is preferred.
  •          APICS Certified Production Inventory Manager (CPIM) certification preferred
  •          Experience in working within an environment of multiple internal customers/business units and multi-facility company
  •          Previous experience in managing direct reports is required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •          Ability to identify, recruit, develop and retain team members
  •          Ability to build and maintain high performance teams
  •          Capable of creating and presenting executive level communications to succinctly explain results and plans
  •          Demonstrates and models company culture and values
  •          Ability to represent supply chain planning in cross functional decision making
  •          Understanding of planning practices and impact of inventory accuracy and forecast accuracy
  •          Ability to work with internal teams to improve process
  •          Ability to plan/communicate/present and execute programs and influence multi-disciplinary Supply Chain stakeholders to enable success
  •          Demonstrated ability to work within a cross functional matrix environment where responsibilities are layered throughout the organization
  •          Strong quantitative and analytical sills
  •          Demonstrated ability to manage change and develop positive working relationships
  •          Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
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For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?


101539.Experience: Experienced professionals #LI-NORAM

The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

Biomet 104 - Westminster, CO

 

Supply Chain Manager

Full-time, Contract

This position is responsible for the forecasting, planning and purchasing functions along with distribution of products to the field. It requires coordinating these functions to optimize division goals for inventory, manufacturing utilization, customer service, and standard cost.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Work with Division planners to insure forecast and planning schedule maximize customer service levels and manufacturing productivity.

  •          Minimize/reduce inventory ( DOH) to meet budgeted goals.
  •          Continually improve material flow from supplier, through facility, to end customer for maximum efficiency.
  •          Work with Sourcing organization to help insure that quality materials are purchased on a timely basis, in appropriate quantities and at fair prices.
  •          Foster cooperation and effective communications between the supply chain group and the balance of the organization.
  •          Work closely with distribution partners to insure customer orders are shipped in a timely and accurate fashion.
  •          Work with materials group employees to insure that intra company material distribution occurs in a timely and accurate fashion.
  •          Work with all Division planners to help insure all departmental procedures are consistent with G.M.P’s and Corporate Policies.
  •          Identify and address opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity.
  •          Prepare and monitor annual budgets for Planning, Purchasing
  •          Help to identify, evaluate and develop Supply Chain Management staff and establish a Succession Plan for the Division.

 

Expected Areas of Competence

High level of knowledge and understanding of the entire Supply Chain.

  •          Ability to operate independently and use judgment for high impact decisions.
  •          Demonstrates effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, ability to interact with senior management.
  •          Requires analytical and managerial abilities.
  •          Understands strategic cost issues and uses range of techniques for cost reduction to meet targets.
  •          Ability to engage in contract negotiations and develop contracts on a national or regional basis; create basic project plans and manger source plan and implementation across functions and sites.
  •          Identifies alternative courses of action before choosing an approach; makes timely decisions in the best interest of the company and is willing to make decisions in uncertain conditions.
  •          Understands markets and interacts with marketing to manage forecasting and improve accuracy.
  •          Ability to manage people and delegate responsibilities.
  •          Good communication and interpersonal skills are a must; position requires interaction with a wide range of both internal and external personnel.

 

Education/Experience Requirements

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in business with 6-8 years experience in the following related areas: purchasing, planning, forecasting, shipping, receiving, warehousing and manufacturing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  •          At least three years of managerial experience is also essential.
  •          CPM, CPIM or CSCP preferred.
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Travel Requirements

• Up to 10%

 

Additional Information

EOE/M/W/V/Disability