Global Demand Planner
Manta Resources, Inc. - Springfield, IL

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My client is a growing domestic manufacturer. They are already #1 in market share within their niche and continue to expand globally. This $70M organization is extremely stable with over a 100 year-old history. They are well liked by the distributors and have very high service levels. Currently, they are achieving around 10% annual growth, and are focused on ensuring that the growth is sustainable. They have a 100k+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility and over 50k+ sq. ft. distribution warehouse. This organization is not bureaucratic or political, you will get all the tools necessary and the latitude to get things done. Lastly, this organization embraces a good work life balance and appreciates that there is no benefit to a burned-out employee. If this sounds like an environment you would enjoy then apply now!

Develop and communicate future demand plans that drive supply chain planning processes
Report on forecast accuracy and analyze data to determine root cause of error in an effort for continuous improvement
Assist with the planning, scheduling and coordinating of the demand model
Work with materials, warehouse logistics, inventory levels, increase inventory turns (around 6 currently, looking for a half turn annual increase)
The velocity of monthly requests run about 5,000 SKUs and around $2.5M
Suppliers primarily based in China, Europe, Brazil and the US – Must be able to managing lead times (batch shipping) in the demand model
This is a newly created position and it has room for growth within the organization

Associates Degree at a minimum, Bachelors Degree highly desired
Strong forecasting and modeling ability, a statistical mind that can assist in minimizing disrupts
Strong analytical ability
4+ years experience as a buyer, scheduler, buyer/planner, demand planner, etc.
APICS, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM or CSCP certification
Must be able to walk the hiring authority through modeling calculations
Basic Cost understanding is important
Lean background is a bonus

Relocation Assistance
Full Health & Benefits

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