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Manager of Planning - Full Time

The Timken Company - Fulton, IL

Posted on 05/11/22 (Ref: ILKHeFiFEP)

Manager of Planning - Fulton, IL - The Timken Company

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Position Summary: This position is responsible for the management, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the planning and scheduling processes. The Manager of Planning supports chain and auger operations in lean enterprise, inventory control and reduction, as well as customer service through the setting of level loaded plans to meet customer promises within value stream capacities. This position manages all production planners and is responsible for metric reporting, as well as being a key voice in the global SIOP process.

Essential Job Duties:

  • This position is responsible for the creation, maintenance and future direction of the schedule(s) and the production plans ability to meet $150MM of chain sales while maintaining inventory levels within business targets.
  • Manages the Buyer/Planner roles at the Clinton and Fulton manufacturing facilities
  • Responsible for periodic reporting of plant metrics and develops understanding of drivers of metrics as well as root cause analysis.
  • This position is responsible for analyzing and directing continuous improvement throughout the assigned value stream(s).
  • Participates in managing of individual supply chain by value stream: assist in monitoring KPI's for vendors or suppliers, develop solutions to issues, recommend and implement resolutions, build upon position relations.
  • Drives master scheduling throughout the value stream(s) by creating, maintaining and communicating KPI results to meet or exceed business forecast.
  • Creates, maintains, and ensures execution of the Production Control Schedule (SAP) which supports the objectives of the sites, including objectives for customer service, on time delivery, planned past due, inventory, for assigned value stream(s).
  • Manage partnerships with Customer, Customer Account Representative, Customer Service Manager, Contract Manager, manufacturing and Demand Manager to forecast stable customer demand.
  • Key contributor to the global Drives / Diamond SIOP process. Works with demand planning on overall sales forecast and resultant production forecast. Partners with supply chain on execution of supply needed for overall forecast.
  • Assist in the overall review and assessment of chain capacity across the value stream, from press through final assembly and packaging. Assist in recommending crewing levels and long-term capacity plans.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 years planning experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook.
  • Proficient in SAP or other MRP.
  • Four year degree in operations, supply chain, finance or similar field.
  • Project management skills.
  • Inventory control, logistics and purchasing skills helpful.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or Operations required. Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Operations preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: APICS preferred.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Manager of Planning - Fulton, IL - The Timken Company

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