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Planning and Materials Manager (S&OP)

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Stamford Area, CT, United States


Our client is a leading innovator in precision hardware, specialized fabrics and premium motorization for the development of interior and exterior window covering systems. We strive to provide comfort, energy savings and safety with our light management and shading solutions using cutting-edge technology, highly engineered systems, and advanced automation. We are passionate, customer-focused, innovative, and action-oriented people, who for over 40 years have designed and delivered exceptional products keeping us at the forefront of market-leading design.  



·         Lead and manage local Purchasing and Planning team as well as cross functional teams to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Supply Chain

·         Drive and manage the S&OP operating system

·         Maintains consistent leadership for materials planning and procurement, including performance management and team development.

·         Develops and manages critical performance goals (material availability, inventory turns, inventory accuracy, supplier on-time delivery) and translates the goals into performance expectations for materials team and forecasts for finance.

·         Aggregates and analyzes sales and forward-looking opportunity pipeline data sets for inclusion into the S&OP process and works with sales and product management seeking alignment at the SKU and product sub-category level.

·         Leads, manages, and directs all materials related processes – including S&OP, delinquency recovery actions, demand management, production control, new product developments and supply chain process improvement activities.

·         Manage Inventory forecasting and develop improvements with the team

·         Drives best practice implementation throughout materials team.

·         Work to provide solutions for unresolved issues, reviewing cost/benefit analysis and alternative scenarios to make critical business decisions directly impacting local operations

·         Analyze and synthesize data to provide recommendations and solutions to the business/finance/sales teams

·         Assures appropriate ordering parameters and vendor expediting actions are in place for the business to meet its goals and execute on time delivery to our customers

·         Develop and manage constrained supply recovery plans; including both current and proactive projections of stock unavailability. Proactively communicate and escalate with customer service and sourcing

·         Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms

·         Partner with key stakeholders to ensure clear requirements are documented

·         Effectively delivers the strategic vision for materials management

·         Responsible for ordering the right amount of material to satisfy customer demand, while protecting the company from excess and obsolete inventory whenever possible.

·         Develops trust throughout materials, operations, and business teams. Collaborates to create the best outcome for our customers



·         Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, or equivalent, MBA preferred

·         Minimum of 7 years’ experience in materials, planning, scheduling and procurement

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in Sales and Operations Planning

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience leading and managing a high performing team in a manufacturing environment with a mix of contract manufacturing, make to stock, engineer to order and customized bills of materials

·         Knowledge of CRM solutions (Microsoft Dynamics preferred)

·         APICS certification preferred

·         Extensive computer applications, data analysis and business Intelligence abilities (automation, Access, BizObjects, etc.)

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office and MRP/ERP systems

·         Knowledge of lean techniques and processes is preferred

Strong management and employee development experience, communications, and interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated ability to create, set, and achieve strategic objectives that align with the organization

·         Collaborative working style and thrives in a cross-functional team environment

·         Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage a team

·         Proven decision making and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage priorities and met deadlines

·         Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities

·         Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions

·         Strong bias for action, and effective change agent

·         Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills

·         Advanced experience in production scheduling, demand and supply planning processes

·         Experience building and implementing processes to support rapid business growth in a mid-sized company

·         Ability to travel 10% of the time

·         Exhibit Company Core Values of being Customer Focused, Innovative, Action Oriented, and Passionate



·         Paid Holidays

·         Business casual dress code

·         Generous Paid Time Off

·         Medical Dental, and Vision Benefits effective the first of the month following 30 days of hire

·         Employer Paid Short Term Disability, Travel Insurance, and Life Insurance

·         401K with Employer Matching Dollars

·         Gym Reimbursement Program

·         Tuition Assistance Program

·         Company social events throughout the year – previous activities have included an annual 5k Run, Summer BBQ, and Bowling.


·         Ability to work in a growing company where your talents and skills can have a positive impact





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