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Supply Planner
Ref No.: 18-10550
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Start Date / End Date: 08/20/2018 to 08/01/2019

• Purchase order management (create, change, cancel, close) with placement in a timely manner to support the production plans in global plants ( focus factories and third party factories). This included expediting Purchase orders to protect service and de-expediting to manage inventory.
• Order acknowledgement monitoring (Order confirmation, Advanced Ship Notice)
• "Best Date” processing (ZE date confirmation)
• Resolve supply issues and escalate to the Material Specialist those that cannot be resolved in a timely manner.
• Past due / crisis purchase order management
• Invoice (quantity block) reconciliation
• Liability investigation / purchase order processing
• Quality notification processing and some rework management including following up with the vendor on the replacement of rejected goods (if required).
• Transportation mode of shipment exception management
• Initiating approval for airfreight shipments over $1000's with Global plants planner and Global Brand team.
• Managing regional supplier performance metrics (VRR editing, SFR)
• Collaboration on forward demand Client (DELFOR) with Global plants planner and Global Brand team.
• Tactical continuous improvement (data quality, MOQs, lot sizing, implementing Delfor process)
• Liaise with Resource Planners and TPM Planner located in globally plants (focus factories and third party factories) to advise any changes to the supplier delivery dates
• Visit regional suppliers to build relationships and understand the production process.
• Handling cross continental communications with below related department in global plants ( focus factories and third party plants), including evening conference calls.
1. GBSC and New Launch Planner;
2. Plant manufactory team including warehouse, manufactory engineer, QA, Account payable, etc;
3. Resource planner team
4. Outsourced logistic service team and transportation team;
• Strong capability on project management:
1. Active and Smooth communication with Brands/plants and lead request with supplier specialist in supply crisis;
2. Work with Brands/Plants and supplier specialist manage demand and supply in supplier plant move projects;
3. Understand Brands/plants requirement and initial agility improvement with supplier specialist in agility projects.
• Bachelor or Master Degree in economics, logistics and/or relevant Supply chain Qualifications and/or.
• APICS CPIM is preferred.

Work Experience
a) 5-10 years working experience in material planning for multiple manufacturing site, global basis, strong knowledge of E2E supply chain methodologies, and processes.
b) Mastery with ERP systems, especially in planning module. Experience in SAP is favorable.

Required Knowledge
a) In-depth knowledge of material planning and production planning are a must.
b) Be familiar with fast consuming products operations, sales forecast, product distribution and initiative process
c) Excellent Excel skills, pivot table, data analysis, etc. Ability to develop C-level executive summaries, and power point presentations
d) Ability to thrive in dynamic workplace, multitasking is critical to the success of this role
e) Excellent communication skills, both internal and external.