A member of the supply chain & logistic team in charge of balancing the supply with the demand & sales within the region.
Manage the inventory to support demand & sales and key performance indicators as service level and inventory targets.
Liaise with business, service, worldwide internal and external suppliers, warehouses, logistic teams, customer service and other back office functions.
KEY ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Build the appropriate level of inventory into the region to meet the business needs, customer service level and inventory goals.
Understand supply and demand risks and opportunities to forecast inventory level.
Participate to inventory performance reviews and document risks, opportunities and gaps.
Determine best replenishment process at item level and adapt it to market evolution (non stock, reorder point, takt, safety stock).
Identify, track and share any deviation to plan (slow moving inventory, overstock and short dated products), understand the financial impact and take appropriate actions to avoid products scrapping.
Achieve KPI: inventory and service levels and slow moving inventory.
Track products by serial number along the supply chain as requested.
Prepare the Sales and Operation Plan package.
Work closely with the business to understand sales forecast by product family.
Reconcile aggregate and item level demand forecast.
Monitor daily demand, allocate products to customer orders on a daily basis
Provide availability dates.
Identify any availability risk, build recovery/contingency plans and communicate proactively to the business.
Track and measure sales forecast accuracy.
Build aggregate supply plans to support sales and inventory and service level targets.
Build item level replenishment plans.
Understand any supply constraint and include into aggregate and item level plans.
Reconcile aggregate and item level supply plans.
Track and measure internal and external suppliers performances.
Projects, continuous improvement
Drive inventory and cycle time improvements.
Support new products launch, discontinuation, source of supply change.
Participate in key projects impacting supply chain activities.
Focus on issues, identify root cause and build corrective and preventive actions plans.
Push repair/warranty processes with external vendors.
KEY/CRITICAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Demonstrated ability to work with business partners, understanding cultural, business and economic differences of the various countries.
Proven ability to work and influence outcomes in a multiple countries / sites environment.
Manage effectively the information flow with the key operational contacts, internal and external.
Resistant to stress. Ability to handle workload variation while keeping good relationships. Able to define and manage priorities.
Effective negotiating skills.
Rigorous, attention to detail.
Good problem-solving skills, seeking for root cause.
Effective communicator in both oral and written presentations-
Excellent analytical skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Certified Supply Chain specialist with 3-6 years in supply chain and/or operational logistics functions experience.
Supply chain and Logistics degree and/or APICS certification preferred.
Experienced knowledge of supply chain processes, demand, supply and inventory management.
Good MS office skills, especially Excel.
SAP Order To Cash knowledge desired.
Advanced level in English, ability to communicate effectively in multiple countries/sites environment.
Lean & Six Sigma certification as Green/BlackBelt would be a plus