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Director of Planning (Closed)

Date Posted: 7/16/2020

Job #1575551
Mason, Ohio

We are exclusively partnering with our client, a Fortune 500 organization that is the industry leader in providing professional services, on a Director of Planning position. This is a multifaceted role with responsibilities for demand planning, demand analysis, and purchasing. The site has a couple thousand of employees, and the Director will be responsible for oversight of the local Management team. We are looking for a polished leader that enjoys working and building relationships with a diverse workforce in a fast-paced environment with a strong culture.

Director of Planning Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of the Sr. Manager and two Managers. Indirect reports include Buyers, Demand Planners, and Demand Analysts.
  • Be comfortable providing strategic vision to leadership while also being able to interact with valued employees on the production floor.
  • Continue to evaluate S&OP processes to find areas for continuous improvement.
  • Provide oversight of the Purchasing team including over two dozen Buyers.
  • Create accurate forecasts and demand plans to ensure enough materials are available to meet production needs.
  • Develop relationships with key suppliers.
  • Work with production teams to complete order fulfillment within service targets.
  • Lead meetings and presentations with internal stakeholders and external customers.

Director of Planning Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in Operations, Business, Supply Chain or a related field.
  • Any advanced degree or a certification in APICS, Six Sigma, or another area is preferred.
  • Experience leading a large site including responsibilities for direct supervision of a management team.
  • A positive leader who enjoys building consensus and enabling a diverse workforce to meet objectives.