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Director of Planning - Consumer Goods

Fairfield, CA
Position:               Director, Planning

Job Summary:
The Planning Director is responsible for orchestrating end-to-end demand and supply planning work-processes including reporting and continuous improvement (Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle) across functions, businesses, and sites.

Works effectively across the organization, acting as the liaison between business and sourcing sites, driving alignment and compliance to the end-to-end Supply Chain Strategy, as well as spearheading S&OP related activities to achieve targeted customer service levels, working capital/inventory objectives along with successful introduction of new products.

Ultimate owner for Service, Inventory and Forecast Accuracy (short & long term), leads continuous improvement on processes and organizational capability. Drives & executes with excellence best-in-class work-processes and tools, ensuring the right capability is in place to achieve and sustain improvements on service, cost, and cash.

Provides leadership, drives engagement, capability, and career planning for the organization.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Industrial Engineering or related field with equivalent work experience
  • Must have 7 to 12 years of prior planning or relevant experience in a high volume/complexity environment
  • Strong leadership – able to set a vision, engage up, down and across functions, and drive alignment to actions
  • Proven ability to analyze and consolidate large volumes of data, develop a fact-based point of view, and communicate it effectively and convincingly.
  • Demonstrates a strong operational discipline. Keen attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a goal oriented, results driven approach
  • Exemplary work ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal with the confidence to present to senior management. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability and confidence to challenge the status quo. Creative problem-solving and strong time management skills.
  • Ability to make decisions fast and effectively, remaining calm under pressure
  • Advanced MS Office, namely Excel. Experience with ERP software
  • Affiliation or certification through APICS highly preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the state of residency, valid passport and the ability to travel internationally.
  • Must possess the mental and physical capacities to perform the job duties.

Jeff Hagan, CPC
Executive Decisions Search Group
Managing Director
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