Job Description

Sr Manager Supply Chain Forecast-to-Plan S&OP Process Expert

View: 579

Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Home Based, United States

Job Title

Sr Manager Supply Chain Forecast-to-Plan S&OP Process Expert

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

As Business Process Expert Forecast to plan, you are responsible for the definition of Philips Business System, meaning sustainable business processes, supported by IT solutions, adequate master data and organizational design. Your focus will be the specific efficient processes and systems for an integrated supply planning process to integrate capacity planning, materials planning and demand planning by utilizing sophisticated parameter setting and advanced analytics. You will develop, implement and drive innovation and continuous improvements of the standardized business capabilities. Ensure to keep up to date with industry standards and innovations through benchmark and best practices. As part of a divers global team you will get the opportunity to leverage your domain experience and develop new skills: you will lead and support the continuous improvement of current and development of new ways of working, ensure its deployment and adoption throughout the organization and drive performance. You will do this in close collaboration with business stakeholders subject matter experts and peers in markets, businesses, and functions like operations and finance, with whom you will build a strong network. To support an accurate and fact-based decision making an inspiring, disciplined and goal-oriented leader, leading with openness and focus on one number is needed.

You are responsible for (but not limited to)

As Business Process Expert – Forecast to plan – Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), your capacity and expertise to manage and support the S&OP community to design, develop, implement and drive continuous improvements of the standardized S&OP capabilities is challenged. You design the Integrated Forecasting Process Framework. Your focus will be on the linkage between the forecasting process and tools to support.


  • Mapping new innovative digital solutions, as per vision of future forecast, and ways of working and translate these into an implementation plan.
  • Lead or support process implementation projects (efficiently utilizing team resources and in close collaboration with other functions and departments) and ensure processes are implemented as designed
  • Execute capability maturity assessment, translate these into business requirements and prioritize.
  • Collaborate in business transformations to provide expert support in diagnosis of processes within area of expertise. Initiates and participates in business and supply chain improvement processes
  • Collaborate with IT and EIM to drive selection design and configuration for right technology and data solutions.
  • Being a change agent by clarifying the linking impact of the new solutions and ways of working including the IT, data, people, process solutions.
  • Facilitate learning, provide process training (competency development) and prepare end user documentation.
  • Builds actively networks with key contacts in- and outside Philips to keep abreast of new developments/insights.
  • Provide expert support in diagnosis of processes within area of expertise to perform process gap analyses.
  • Continuously monitor process performance, analytics and identify opportunities for improvement and collect and review process change and improvement proposals from the organization, bring forward relevant change proposals to the BPOs, support local improvements where necessary.
  • Ensure that the full S&OP cadence is implemented across all businesses, markets and Supply Chain.
  • Support and educate stakeholders on delivering and sharing the expected S&OP outcomes across the end-to-end process, including scenario planning and risk analysis.
  • Manage process adoption and monitor process adherence
  • Expert support in coordination of demand and supply on business level in such a way that Worldwide availability of products is optimized and financial targets are achieved.
  • Business Process Expert Planning & Production Control

You are part of

A Forecast to Plan BPE team. As Business Process Expert – Forecast to plan – Demand Planning, your capacity and expertise to manage and support the local and central demand planning teams to design, develop, implement and drive continuous improvements of the standardized business capabilities in the area of “Forecast to Plan” is challenged. You design the Integrated Forecast Process Framework. Your focus will be on the linkage between the forecast process and tools to support.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a science or related field preferred
  • 5 +years of experience operational demand/supply planning role
  • Relevant experience in designing and deploying processes and systems across a variety of Business Models
  • Strong command of IT systems, specifically demand planning tools
  • Experience in Lean
  • Ability to effectively manage projects, multiple priorities and timeline
  • Strong communications skills and high ability to influence people
  • Prior experience in healthcare industry is an advantage
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal
  • Flexibility to travel up to 20%

In return, we offer you

The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a highly complex, global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips.  Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.




More Info / Apply

(external link to recruiter web page)

Senior Supply Chain Planner
    Lake Forest, United States  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Master Planner - Industrial Manufacturer
    Houston, United States  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Supply Chain Planner - Deerfield - CPG Organization
    Deerfield, United States  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Sr. Supply Chain Planner - Chicago - Medical Industry
    Chicago, United States  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Senior Supply Chain Planner - Healthcare
    Chicago, United States  -  PERM  -  Michael Page

Consult the other 2002 positions: click here


Supply chain E-learning

Explore available supply chain e-learning modules by language and academy

News & Trends

Last update 5 May 2021
Strongest improvement in operating conditions on record amid marked uptick in client demand
   Source: Markit US Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
United States 


Today’s omni-channel marketplace means competition is increasing, consumers are demanding more relevant products, inventory lifecycles are shorter and fulfillment is incredibly complex. Business conditions are constantly changing, which means you need the flexibility to adapt quickly and continu...

Recovery and continuity: Expand readiness and agility

The COVID-19 pandemic and related economic turmoil is changing the way we live and work. Business continuity is being threatened at unprecedented levels. Combined with the current complexities organizations are now fa...


Local & Regional Agenda


Company Established in 1883, PPG Industries manufactures protective and decorative coatings, sealants, adhesives, metal pretreatment products, flat glass, fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiberglass products, and...

Sharing Supply Chain Data in the Digital Era

Companies can use a digital marketplace to transform supply chain dynamics within their own units.Effectively managing and coordinating supply chains will increasingly require new approaches to data transparency and coll...

International Agenda