Senior Principal Manager of Planning and SIOP
WMS Gaming Inc. - Waukegan, IL

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This position is responsible for the ongoing execution of the SIOP Process (Sales, Inventory and Operations Plan) as well as the management and execution of the production planning function and setting of the Master Schedule.

Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for mentorship, evaluations, conflict resolution and recognition of the staff to maintain highly motivated and engaged employees.

Maintain an 12-month consensus forecast across supply and demand functions (Sales, Marketing, Operations and finance)

Ensure that the SIOP process and metrics are aligned with supply and demand business goals

Measure and report forecast quality (quantify demand variability and our ability to forecast within control limits)

Maintain metrics to provide regular feedback on the effectiveness of our SIOP process including but not limited to forecast accuracy, customer service levels, supply chain lead times, and inventory DOS

Ensure data-ownerships is defined and monitor SIOP input-data quality

Provide reports and analysis to support quarterly and annual business reviews.

Manage direct reports in demand planning, supply planning and procurement planning in achieving the successful outcome of the process.

Lead the development of a plan to Flex capacity in line with customer demand patterns

Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to customer orders.

Direct global planning functions by utilizing SIOP process to deliver capacity and material requirements to planners in the group who schedule jobs for manufactured items using MPS and MRP modules in Oracle to meet customer demands.

Collaborate with Sales Operations to drive continuous improvement in forecasting and actionable information sharing leading to exceptional customer service and product delivery.

Partner with production, planning, procurement, distribution, engineering, finance, and HR to translate demand forecasts into specific actions to prepare the appropriate labor, line capacity, raw material procurement plans, and finished good stocking plans.

Lead cross-functional business analyses to aid in development of ongoing integrated business strategy as directed.

Strong communication skills and system knowledge to assist in planning and scheduling resources.

Identify critical demand and planning events to enable Production and other departments to accurately communicate, plan and schedule resources.

Embrace continuous process improvement to drive business efficiencies.

Position Requirements

Demonstrated skills in leading a S &OP process of planning and managing a SIOP, Demand Planning or Production Planning function, and working a time-critical environment

Proven record of continuous improvement accomplishments


BS/BA in engineering or business

Lean Six Sigma

APICS CPIM certified

Required Experience:
10 years of progressive production planning experience

3+ years experience with global S & OP, demand planning, production scheduling, and forecasting

4 + years experience in supervising and developing direct reports within an operations setting

Experience within a global multi-site environment

Understanding of supply chain functions and how they relate to the SIOP process

Working knowledge of ERP business systems (preferably Oracle) and MS office

Excellent, analytical and communication skills

Preferred Experience:
Experience in gaming industry preferred.

Union environment experience helpful

Systems knowledge – Noetix and Business Objects

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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