Supply Planner

The Judge Group Mahwah, NJ
Our client is currently seeking a Supply Planner
This is a key Supply Chain role responsible for managing the supply planning process by efficiently converting the global demand requirements into an attainable supply/production plan for products processed. This individual would also be responsible for creating a forecast/buy plan for raw materials. The Supply Planner will serve as the main point of contact for all manufacturing planning activities related to the demand of a specific Production Cell.
Core Supply Planning activities include:
•Develop monthly requirements to derive future business resource requirements for production capabilities and collaborate daily with operations to ensure execution.
•Provide reliable and accurate forecasts to cross-functional teams to increase visibility of requirements.
•Collaborate with business partners and lead efforts to address demand-supply gaps and plans to close the gaps
•Successfully lead cross-functional teams in monthly supply planning working sessions and supply reviews of supply planning processes.
•Work with financial leaders to update the financial forecasts per the required scheduled cadence.
•Assure 100% alignment with approved supply plan by demonstrating thought leadership, creativity in solving problems and the ability to appropriately communicate and escalate issues as needed.
•Improve the supply planning quality by effectively analyzing sources of supply volatility and recommending appropriate action plans.
•Support execution for new product launches and end of life phases as it relates to the supply planning function.
•Responsible for achieving and improving both service level and supply attainment metrics.
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management or other related field or equivalent relevant work experience. Prefer degree in Supply Chain Management. Prefer APICS certifications.
•2+ years planning experience, manufacturing / production planning experience preferred. Demonstrated understanding of supply chain manufacturing operations.
•Computer skills: Advanced Microsoft Excel data mining/reporting, Microsoft Access skills will be a plus.
•Strong analytical, numerical and problem solving skills.
•Demonstrated customer service orientation. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
•Proven record working within a dynamic and results oriented organization focused on empowered work teams.
•Demonstrated efficient work methods and an ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
•Ability to work independently while making key decisions that impact the larger manufacturing team.
•Demonstrated ability to work in and be challenged by a team-based environment which places a high degree of emphasis on accountability for quality/cGMP compliance, customer service levels, inventory management, and cost reduction.