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Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Planning

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Atlanta Area, GA, United States

The Supply Chain Planning Manager reports to the Director, Product Supply and is a key operations leadership position within the Operations department overseeing all activities related to inventory strategy, replenishment, service and product master data controls.  This individual leads initiatives that will optimize existing policies and initiates, leads and develops projects which deliver performance improvement across the business.

The individual must exhibit the following core company commitments: 

  • Approachable - If a company could smile, we would. Instead we rely on our people to show it. We care about each other and our customers because we know business only gets done right when people respect each other and value relationships. 
  • Adventurous - We readily embrace challenges with the courage to introduce new ideas and the ambition to build something unique. 
  • Relentless - We tackle our work with energy. We deliver on our commitments with enthusiasm. And we don't give up until we get to the end.  
  • Speedy - Speed is the currency in the industry. When we commit to a job, we get the job done – and we do it fast. 

The primary responsibility of this manager is to lead a team of replenishment and inventory analysis professionals to drive outstanding customer service with effective inventory control.  This leader facilitates the company’s monthly Sales & Operations Planning process by supporting supply reviews, driving continuous improvement with supply partners  along with sales and key customers.  He/she leads the monthly integration (Pre S&OP) meeting​.  This position is a key contributor to the company’s mid-term plan, budget and operational sales plan​.

The Supply Chain Planning Manager will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on optimizing product supply. This position will focus on fill rates for shareholders, leadtimes and capacity planning.  The Manager also is responsible for designing and monitoring the supply network design to determine where to inventory critical items for customer service and minimizing freight costs associated with sourcing customer orders from non primary logistics centers.  The leader is responsible for devising inventory strategies and guiding the  team in overall inventory levels to meet customer needs.

  • Develop, teach and reinforce inventory and service analysis guidelines and protocols
  • Create supply chain management strategies that increase service, efficiency and speed
  • Provide operational support and guidance in partnership with regional operations leadership
  • Develop and coach supply chain team
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify vulnerabilities and close operational gaps
  • Maintain control of product/item master data.
  • Drive continuous improvement in product flow from supplier to end-customer.


Role Specifics:

  • Demonstrate servant leadership by developing team members through education, experience, exposure, feedback and coaching.
  • Responsible for setting stocking levels and overarching supply chain planning strategies across the company’s national footprint.
  • Coordinate decisions on promotional purchases​.
  • Manage new product introductions and transitions. Minimize slow moving and obsolete/discontinued inventory.
  • Partner with demand planning, sales, finance and operations to deliver seamless customer experiences.
  • Lead the pre-S&OP monthly meetings and serve on various teams as a go- to supply chain leader accountable for overall execution of inventory and service deliverables.
  • Continuous improvement project leadership.


  • Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement​
  • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are uncertain, or the way forward is not clear​
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances​
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives


Experience and Education:

  • 7+ years of applicable experience across Customer service, Supply Chain Operations, Distribution, Transportation and with 3 years’ experience specifically focused on demand forecasting, replenishment and inventory analytics.
  • Prior experience leading teams and developing direct reports.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or equivalent​


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated progression of experience, including effectively managing projects and diverse teams ​
  • Experience with process improvement, including development and implementation efficiencies
  • Courageous people leadership, ability to motivate, influence and develop a diverse team of supply chain professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization, tailoring communication with ease to best connect with a target audience
  • The leader must be strategic, yet laser focused on execution to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Represents organization’s vision and values. Understands and works within the organizations mission, operations, structure and goals.
  • Prior leadership experience that demonstrates the ability to be a player and a coach as needed in a fast-paced environment







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