Title: Finished Goods PlannerJob Title Position Reports to: Materials Planning SupervisorBusiness Group and Unit: Operations and Engineering ServicesPosition SummaryThe Finished Goods Planner is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the materials master plan for the finished good products of the assigned Business Division. This includes work across functions and geographies to define the appropriate stocking strategies for the materials, as well as forecast and inventory management in order to support the sales and customer service targets of the region. This will involve working closely with the Demand Planners, Production Control Analysts, and Master Production Schedulers in order to coordinate the finished goods and manufacturing plans. The role is aimed to achieve the company objectives relative to customer service, resource/capacity utilization and low inventory investment.Major responsibilities* Review and implement the appropriate Stock/Non-Stock strategies in order to define the right product mix for the EMEA Rockwell Distribution Centers* Manage the inventory planning parameters (Safety Stock, Re-order point quantities, Lot Size, Lead-time, etc.) in such a way, that the finished goods availability levels are sufficient to fulfill the Customer Service targets.* Reviews finished goods inventory levels and inventory costs continuously to identify opportunities aimed at higher turns and reduction the inventory days.* Monitor the accuracy and effectiveness of the finished goods supply plan/execution schedules to rationally adjust forecast when required, and to continuously improve the overall master scheduling process* Working with Production Control Analysts and Demand Planners to define:- The proper mix of products to be produced- Material Planning Support for new product introductions- Achievable product phase out plans to minimize excess and obsolete inventory* Analyze the pertinent supply chain KPI's, report on the weekly results and the improvement actions taken, after conducting the necessary root cause analysis. Suggest and implement division-specific improvement activities in order to optimize the supply chain performance.* Working with the Master Production Schedulers to balance and coordinate the purchase and manufacturing orders based on material/capacity availability.* Closely monitor the Purchase orders to suppliers in order to cover the open customer demand and minimize any late or unconfirmed purchase orders from vendors.* Manage and review "big data" reports, analyze and identify trends, current and future business behaviors, and suggest and participate in improvement initiatives* Contribute ideas within work groups, and team with others to complete varied work assignments. Leverages own expertise by sharing lessons learned, documenting processes, conducting team de-briefings, etc. Understand the importance of working toward common goals. Education and Experience Requirements* Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent.* Strong analytical capabilities, with a good understanding of statistical analysis techniques.* Ability to effectively make decisions with limited time and information -can determine decision making criteria based on priorities.* Strong interpersonal skills, independent problem resolution, proven leadership ability necessary to be effective across functions and levels, and the ability to manage the requirement of others, while not directly supervised.* Proficient software and PC skills, with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint* Ability to plan and organize work to effectively perform assigned tasks in a timely manner.* Is a team player* Fluent usage or written and spoken English languagePreferred Qualifications* SAP ExperienceKey Competency Requirements* Good leadership skills, comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams.* High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish and implement new approaches.* Familiar and interested in supply chain and materials planning concepts.* Exceptional problem solving and project management skills.* Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization.* Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers.* Capable of capturing and transforming an idea/concept into business opportunity and deliver positive results.TravelThis position may include limited travel to other Rockwell Automation locations.
Internal Number: R21-6585
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