Demand Planning Manager

Crystal Lake, IL 60013

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Supply Chain Job Number: Ca4997811016 Compensation: $95000-120000 / year

Job Description

Title: Demand Planning Manager

Location: Crystal Lake, IL 

Work Type: 100% Onsite

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Summary: We seek a highly motivated and experienced Demand Planning Supervisor to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing the master manufacturing production plan to satisfy customer demand while maintaining minimum effective inventory levels. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the production plan aligns with plant capacity and sales forecasts.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop a rolling 3-6-month Master Production Plan for purchased and manufactured parts, considering production capacity, sales forecasts, customer ship dates, and new product development. Communicate schedules monthly.
  • Facilitate communication among internal, external, and global teams to analyze and identify risks associated with the master production plan, including manufacturing lead times.
  • Perform supply-demand analysis each quarter, highlighting areas of concern for the next 12 months.
  • Make delivery commitments on MTO (Made to Order) products, verifying material availability and capacity.
  • Set inventory targets and manage production using an MRP system to achieve targeted inventory levels, while optimizing efficiencies and minimizing inventory investment.
  • Ensure coordination with Planners to execute the Production Plan on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Monitor actual versus planned production and identify gaps, driving solutions to align production with the requested schedule.
  • Review sales forecasts with the plant and sales group on a monthly basis, suggesting modifications based on current or historical demand.
  • Report key metrics to plant leaders, including project progress and associated barriers.
  • Support projects and production meetings to review dispatch reports and performance against the schedule, inventory strategy, and supply plans. Update the Master Production Plan as needed.
  • Monitor on-time performance and identify root causes for past due orders, implementing corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with Project Management, Engineering, Materials, and Operations to schedule the production of large custom projects, ensuring complete and up-to-date project documentation.
  • Proactively communicate with customers and suppliers to resolve issues that may impact shipping schedules.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field.
  • Minimally 5+ years of experience in purchasing and planning within a manufacturing environment 
  • Minimally 2+ years experience managing direct reports 
 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 
 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ally Boushley

Ally Boushley is a seasoned Technical Recruiter specializing in the Commercial Division, boasting a remarkable 8-year career in the dynamic realm of recruitment. Ally's passion for matchmaking candidates with the perfect roles and her knack for uncovering rare talents make her a respected figure in the talent acquisition landscape.

As a Technical Recruiter, Ally's profound understanding of industry intricacies within the Commercial Division allows her to excel in her craft. Her expertise bridges the gap between candidates and clients and positions her as a strategic partner in shaping their success stories.

Ally's true joy in recruiting comes from her ability to be a talent matchmaker. She revels in the thrill of finding elusive "purple squirrel" candidates with rare and exceptional skills that perfectly align with niche job requirements. Exploring new industries, discovering unique companies, and learning about diverse skill sets fuels her passion. For Ally, knowledge is power, and she actively seeks opportunities to expand her understanding of the ever-evolving recruitment landscape.

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