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Senior Manager-Demand Planning

Senior Manager, Demand Planning

 

DANONE - Broomfield, CO

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USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Senior Manager, Demand Planning in ??? (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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Serve as the objective voice of Supply Chain by partnering with Marketing, Sales, Trade Management and Supply Planning to drive monthly volume consensus
  • Facilitate monthly S&OP/GPS forecast process meetings with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and Business Unit leadership
  • Lead and coach team of Divisional Demand Planners to generate regional consumption-based forecast(s) within assigned Business Unit(s)
  • Consolidate monthly divisional forecasts into Business Unit level view for communication with executive leadership.
  • Align with Trade Marketing and Sales teams on promotional planning volumes to build into consumption modeling/shipments forecast
  • Create ad-hoc reporting as needed to enhance Demand Planning and cross-functional stakeholder understanding of volume drivers and forecast variances
  • Closely monitor forecast accuracy, Demand Planning and Supply Chain KPI’s to identify gaps and initiate corrections
  • Lead/Provide oversight for new item forecasting process for assign Business Unit(s)
  • Document and communicate (monthly) risks and opportunities to plan/forecast
  • Develop consumption based forecasting models, identify shipment vs. consumption differences, and lead final shipment forecasting process by integrating past/future demand factors (distribution gains/losses, price changes, new/disco products, promotion plans, etc.) from Sales and Marketing and aligning on their impacts to demand
  • Provide leadership in the annual volume planning process and quarterly updates through monthly 18-month rolling volume forecast
  • Identify and report on root cause for error at all levels of product-sales hierarchy: SKU-Warehouse-Week-Customer
  • Master forecasting software and MicroStrategy reporting to improve productivity and reduce forecast error
  • Work closely with Product Supply groups to ensure alignment on forecast updates and potential operational impacts
  • Coordinate with Sales, Customer Service and Supply Planning on constrained platform product allocations as needed

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • 5+ years of prior experience with S&OP processes (in forecasting, finance or sales/marketing analytics) in Consumer-Packaged Goods industry is required
  • Bachelors of Science in an analytical discipline, business, Supply Chain or equivalent experience is required
  • MBA/Advanced degree is a plus
  • Experience with MicroStrategy reporting applications is a plus
  • Working knowledge of SAP Business Warehouse (BW) reporting applications is a plus
  • Experience with forecasting applications is required
  • Experience with SAP APO DP preferred
  • Experience with syndicated data sources such as Nielsen, IRI, SPINs, RetailLink and/or other external data is required
  • IBF, APICS or other forecast certification a plus
  • Previous experience managing small teams preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written is required
  • Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and group meetings with senior management attending is required
  • Ability to influence and work well with others to build relationships is required
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge is required
  • Ability to organize complex situations into manageable tasks while achieving predefined objectives is required
  • Ability to efficiently interpret complex data sets and create meaningful insights for appropriate audiences is required.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment is required
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP System, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing priorities is required
  • Exposure to production or warehouse environments is possible
  • Must be willing to travel

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
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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.

Manager Supplier Relationship & Quality Mgmt

Manager Supplier Relationship & Quality Mgmt

 

CoorsTek, Inc. - Golden, CO

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It's exciting to work for a company that makes the world measurably better.

We're committed to bringing safety, quality, and customer focus to the business of advanced ceramics manufacturing.

 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop & Manage a Global Supplier Management Program across CoorsTek by establishing a simplified and standardized supplier management processes including supplier selection, on-boarding, performance management/scorecards and monitoring, auditing (supplier self-audits, on-site audits), supplier categorization and segmentation, supplier decertification and removal, and frequent supplier business reviews to review KPIs, drive development, address issues and opportunities (data driven actions).
  • Develop tools and procedures that allow for data collection and trending to capture current and historical KPIs, corrective actions, audit data etc., at the sites. Implement proper database, forms and work procedures/processes for the facilities to follow and comply with.
  • Develop and harmonize the SRQM process and develop accompanying toolkits and templates to make SRQM explicit across CoorsTek so that they are fully known and utilized, supported with the proper toolkit(s) and supplier strategies
  • Manage the SRQM program for key/critical suppliers through cross-functional teams from business operations, engineering, SCM, planning and commercial
  • Supplier Selection: Establish criteria and requirements in selecting suppliers across CoorsTek based on supplier ability, risk and other applicable criteria based on the product and segment.
  • Supplier Communications and Relationship Management: Plan and manage communications approach with suppliers (including internal organization, supplier organization, mapping of relationships, meetings plan, review points, external marketing of relationship, basic rules of engagement, etc.). Increase the responsiveness of the supply chain (Faster problem solving/time to market). Enhance supplier relationships (Collaboration on quality improvements, Co-development of new products/services, Collaboration on new customer propositions)
  • Supplier Development: Facilitate value-driven, long-term improvements in supplier products / services / relationship from key suppliers by identifying critical areas for development and working with supplier in a collaborative fashion to drive improvements.
  • Supplier Risk Management: Monitor ongoing supplier relationship risks and evolving external environment risks and implement appropriate mitigating actions. Develop full visibility on relevant risks and mitigation approach developed with suppliers. Improve security of supply (Supplier giving you priority in times of tight supply/capacity)
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring: measure and monitor performance of relevant KPIs across multiple dimensions (e.g., balanced scorecard approach) potentially using automated systems, covering both internal and supplier performance (and benchmarking), in line with requirements defined in the supplier engagement strategy. Jointly develop Key Performance measures with suppliers and automate the creation of performance scorecards
  • Uplift the SRQM skills and competencies through the development and execution of standard training program(s) with Key SRQM stakeholders throughout our facilities
  • Become a 'customer of choice' (Supplier giving you innovations/ ideas ahead of competitors)
  • Deliver on cost reduction targets (Collaboration on cost efficiency of supply chain)

 

Job Requirements:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or related field preferred or equivalent experience. Masters desired

 

Experience:

  • 7+ years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management and Supplier Quality & Development
  • Hands-on engineering and/or plant operational experience preferred
  • Previous experience in the development and utilization of key sourcing and supply chain management tools and processes required
  • Experience with quality methods like PPAP, Six Sigma or Lean
  • Experienced in running supplier improvement workshops

 

Functional/Technical Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Abilities in influencing, problem solving, decision making, and relationship building
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving capabilities
  • Proven record implementing tools, techniques and methodologies in a variety of business areas (operations, supplier quality/management, supply chain, and sourcing/procurement)
  • Strong skills in deployment of systems/processes
  • Demonstrated competence in cost reduction and process improvement
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Leads best practice and deployment of knowledge management processes and tools.
  • Drives the latest thinking and techniques in Supplier Relationship & Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management and other processes
  • Technical/functional competencies: sourcing, negotiating & contract management, supply market analyses, spend analyses, operational excellence, cost management, risk management and supplier management.
  • Relational competencies: envisioning, leadership style, project & program management, change management, process & organizational design, influencing, issue solving, personal relationships and emphatic behavior.
  • Developmental competencies: innovation power, sustainability, continuous improvement, lean and/or agile operations, production capacity and information management.

 

Position Specific Title and Responsibilities (Optiona l): Position Title

  • Domestic and International travel (10-30%) required

 

CoorsTek strives to give all qualified applicants equal opportunity and to make selection decisions on job related factors. Do not provide any information on the application which will indicate your race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

If you like working for a company that makes a real difference in the world, you'll enjoy your career with us!

 

Sr. Supply Chain Planner

Sr Supply Chain Planner

 

Medtronic - Boulder, CO

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Careers that Change Lives

 

You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Supply Chain Planning team located in Boulder, CO. Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

 

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

 

A Day in the Life

 

You will manage supply chain activities from product forecast input through to goods being received in the Distribution Center ensuring optimal net requirements signals are provided and communicated to manufacturing. You will lead projects and initiatives relating to Supply Chain Management with the intention of improving business performance and service interacting will all levels of Corporate and Plant Management, Product Managers, Global Marketing Managers, Corporate and Plant Planners to identify and implement supply chain continuous improvement. You will drive the optimal balance between service (BO and Fill Rate) and inventory, while working to reduce Logistic costs.

 

You will:

 

  • Effectively plan and control the supply chain to meet and exceed KPI’s relating to Customer Service, inventory levels/inventory weeks, and forecast variance.
  • Partner with the manufacturing plants, developing projections of inventory/ service recovery during periods of supply disruption.
  • Proactively ensure that both internal and external customer needs are met, and that disruptions are avoided always acting with the customer in mind to ensure excellent Customer Service.
  • Utilize lean principles and root cause/ corrective action methodology to drive continual improvement in processes leading to step function improvement in performance in Service/Inventory.
  • support the development and continuous improvement of MITG S&OP process.
  • Actively plan and support new business opportunities, new product introductions, integrations and transfers.
  • Actively participate in cost reduction and risk mitigation projects as well as prepare and present project updates.
  • Work closely with Demand planning/Marketing to understand business shifts and improve forecast accuracy.
  • Provide ongoing support and maintenance of ERP systems for changes, validation testing and upgrades.
  • Travel and visit both domestic and international plants up to 20%

 

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

You must hold a minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain related field plus 4 years related experience

 

Nice to Have

 

  • MS, MBA
  • Medical Device/ Medical Supplies Manufacturing experience
  • Excellent statistical and mathematics skills
  • APICs CPIM/CSCP and/or Project Management Certification
  • Exposure to LEAN/Six Sigma techniques
  • Software skills including MS Office (Access & Excel focus)
  • Working knowledge of SAP, JDE and/or Manugistics preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Software skills including MS Office (Access & Excel focus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent analytical skills

 

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

 

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

 

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EEO

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

 

Director Supply Chain Management

Director Supply Chain Management

 

AlloSource - Centennial, CO

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The Director Supply Chain Management will execute the organization’s strategic plan by recommending and leading initiatives to maximize the effectiveness of the flow of materials/supplies, donors and WIP inventories and meet the changing product demands of the business. Responsible for directing, coordinating and aligning the inventory management functions of inventory control and planning across operations, to support the continued growth of the organization while ensuring quality and regulatory compliance. Responsible for production planning and forecasting; leading strategic planning, coordination and optimization of effective material flow from forecast through the manufacturing processes. Must focus on production variance and overall predictive metrics and conclusive reporting both for both upstream and downstream functions.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to ensure the AlloSource mission is accomplished and core values are put into practice consistently.
  • Create and promote annual strategic vision for department to ensure alignment with Operations organization and overall company.
  • Effectively measure and communicate performance to manage tactical issues and ensure achievement of long term goals.
  • Analyze and identify opportunities to improve current forecasting, planning and inventory control systems, policies, procedures, and practices to drive potential improvements in cost, lead times, inventory levels, and delivery schedules.
  • Manage and develop a successful and professional team through mentoring, one on one coaching, staff training, effective recruitment, professional development, with timely and relevant performance evaluation. Foster a success oriented, customer service focused, worker engaged and accountability driven environment within the Supply Chain organization.
  • Collaborate with cross functional leaders to direct the activities of all functions involved in the planning and control of materials from the receipt of forecasting replenishment needs to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development of ERP configuration/ use and Inventory Management tools including scheduling, forecasting, capacity planning and reporting.
  • Collaborate with cross functional leaders to drive effective manufacturing planning process - coordination between departments and integration of finished goods inventories and rework planning to meet sales inventory/forecast needs – manage planned outputs per given donor tissue.
  • Lead coordinated effort across organization to instill a continuous quality culture that expects and rewards improvements across supply chain environment to decrease non-conformance opportunity and minimize quarantined tissue possibility.
  • Manage to ensure FDA regulation compliance, dept. budget performance and variance and capital/asset management.
  • Adhere to and promote proper practices and techniques which are consistent with current operating procedures, training requirements, safety practices and company policies.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field or business
  • 10 years’ managing process improvement initiatives in the operations; manufacturing, and supply chain field within a regulated industry
  • 5 years’ supervision and development of a multi-functional team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in technical field or business
  • APICS certification
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Experience in medical device or FDA regulated industry

 

For consideration you must apply online, submit a current resume and meet the minimum requirements. All offers are contingent upon a background check, drug screen and other contingencies may apply depending upon the position. Candidates within a 50 mile radius of the hiring zip code may receive first consideration. If you require special accommodations, please contact us at 720-873-0213.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability

 

AlloSource uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

Logistics Management Analyst-Lockheed Martin

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION - Aurora, CO 80011

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.
At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

 

  • This position performs technical supply management work (e.g., inventory management, storage management, cataloging, and property utilization) related to depot, local, or other supply activities.
  • Prepares equipment for onward movement IAW instructions received from supervisory personnel. May operate GMV, ATV, 4k Forklift, MHE and/or commercial vehicles in the conduct of daily duties and assignments and may be required to perform routine operator maintenance on same MHE.
  • Crates, loads, unloads, palletizes and prepares necessary paperwork for equipment movement (by ground and/or air transport) to/from Sites and DRMO.
  • Follows manual warehousing storage, location and inventory procedures. Conducts inventories of component items to major end items ensuring all recoverable/non-expendable items are physically present or otherwise accounted for prior to accepting the item for turn in from the user.
  • Prepares reports, maintains files, and briefs supervisor/management on maintenance support functions associated with the transport, storage, turn?in, issue and/or direct exchange of spares/equipment to/from remote locations.
  • Maintaining spares/equipment records for equipment issued to sites. Reviewing and maintaining all site records for equipment. Establishing accurate accountability of all spares/CAP/GFE equipment currently on-hand. Identifying all equipment shortages and recognizing/understanding needs.

 

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or closely related field with 2 years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Ability to lift 40lbs regularly.

Current Secret or Interim Secret clearance needed

Must be able to obtain TS/SCI security clearance.

Willing to travel to OCONUS locations when needed. ~10%

Must have an Interim Secret Clearance to start and will be required to have a Top Secret/SCI

Desired Skills:
Microsoft Office Suite Experience, Word, Excel, Power Point.


Must have an Interim Secret Clearance to start and will be required to have a Top Secret/SCI
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.