Manager, Sales & Operations Planning
Harman International - Elkhart, IN

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Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct the production and MRP planners. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; counseling; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Essential Responsibilities:
Drive the Sales and Operations planning process to develop short, mid to long range operating and demand plans, which then drives the demand and capacity planning function.
Ability to define and rollout World Class sales forecast collaboration processes
Maintain forecast accuracy and on-time inventory availability across multiple warehouses.
Ability to interact with key customers to drive clarity in customer demand trends. Experience interacting with large customers like Best Buy, Apple, etc., preferred.
Provide aggregate reporting, trend and gap analysis, benchmarks, external insight and process health checks.
Drive improvement of performance in key Planning KPI’s (Key Planning Initiatives). Drive improvements to Revenue, EBIT and Cash.
Manage inventory against targets and analyze changes to inventory month-to-month.
Lead the monthly slow moving and aged inventory reduction processes.
Participate and lead Supply Chain improvement projects.
Supplier Performance Management – responsible for working with operations quality and global sourcing on supplier report cards to insure that plans of action are developed and implemented for improving poor performing suppliers.
Explore new technologies and processes to reduce non-value added procurement and planning activities.
Experience in launching a forecasting tool preferred.
Responsible for training and career development of employees. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or equivalent from an accredited university. A minimum of 5+ years experience in forecasting, demand planning or related experience. Prior supply chain role required. Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills required, including mathematical approach to problem solving. Expertise with supply chain management concepts - forecasting, planning, MRP, inventory optimization, logistics, gained through work experience – preferably in a consumer electronics environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand and walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and within OSHA's standard requirements. The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Desired Characteristics: Ability to influence through effective verbal and written communication skills. Capacity to work in a global, cross-functional organization. Ability to balance workload and achieve key deliverables. Demonstrated leadership ability. Ability to pay close attention to details. Collaborative approach to working within a team environment. Ability to travel, both domestic and international, as needed to support job scope. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Eligibility Requirements:
Willingness to travel. Willingness to work in an office in Elkhart, Indiana. Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.

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Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, HARMAN (NYSE:HAR) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and...