Coordinate with sales, marketing, and commercial customers to attain a SKU-level sales forecast that consistently meets or exceeds accuracy levels necessary to result in maximizing the utilization of working capital.
Oversee input, management, and accuracy of forecast data into an ERP system or data storage platform.
Provide leadership and coordination for all demand planning and SIOP functions, serving as a key link between sales, marketing, operations, and finance.
Develop, document, update, and challenge the factors and assumptions supporting the demand plan. Highlight and document the assumptions around key changes to the plan during demand review meetings.
Lead monthly demand review meetings and ensure the successful completion of the demand review process.
Participate and generate information to support the monthly supply review and overall consensus meetings between sales, marketing, operations, and finance.
Develop and implement processes and procedures that support the monthly supply review and overall consensus meetings between sales, marketing, operations, and finance.
Develop and prepare documents, charts, diagrams, and other reports to support and indicate demand changes and indicate the potential financial and unit-based impact those changes will have.
Interface with supply planners regularly to discuss key in-stock and inventory issues, focus areas for the week, etc.
Identify and collaboratively resolve out-of-stock issues, focusing on minimizing shortage occurrences through analysis of data and review of safety stock levels.
Build effective relationships and maintain the highest level of customer service with all RTI departments at all levels.
Manage special projects in the above areas to help RTI meet its corporate goals and objectives.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
BS in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Business, or equivalent education
2 years direct planning experience
Understanding of statistical methods and application in business environment
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required, special emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
Prior experience in high mix/low volume manufacturing environment preferred
Medical device and/or biologics manufacturing experience preferred
SAP or other major ERP experience preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proven ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, across all levels of the organization
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to influence others without formal authority
Proven problem solving skills and the ability to work in a team environment
Proven experience in developing data visualizations and reports
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously