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Business Line Supply Planning Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Skokie
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

The Business Line (BL) Supply Manager is responsible for the development of a supply plan that balances all aspects of supply with the demand plan and meets financial, service and operational objectives for the supply chain. This includes all aspects of supply for the business line and requires coordination with the plant, purchasing, distribution, transportation and finance teams to create the appropriate capacity, production, inventory, procurement and transportation plans. It includes the development, adherence management, and regular adjustment of the supply plan to meet evolving customer demand. Ultimately, the Business Line Supply Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing the continuous and efficient supply of finished good products to customers at optimal levels of inventory and manufacturing efficiency. Primary KPI accountability for overall Material Availability and its impact on OTIF, Inventory Dollars, Days on Hand, and Vendor Shipping Performance.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Develop and maintain an optimized supply plan that meets customer demand at optimal inventory levels
  • Ensure continuous and efficient supply of finished goods products to customers thru supply-demand balancing leadership
  • Lead monthly SIOP supply plan meeting that formalizes the planning and balancing process to align supply with demand and documents assumptions, risks and mitigation actions via:
    • Rough cut capacity planning
    • Inventory planning
    • Manufacturing constraints
    • FG supply capacity review/constraints
    • Raw material/component capacity review/constraints
    • Distribution center capacity review/constraints
    • Lead weekly Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) activities to recognize and act upon changes in demand or supply inside of the SIOP planning cycle
    • Define and analyze multiple feasible scenarios of supply to mitigate capacity constraints
    • Create and maintain inventory plan that supports Annual Operating Plan (AOP) budget and targeted inventory days of supply
    • Evaluate financial impact associated with risk, opportunity and end-to-end trade-off decisions
    • Execute the appropriate FG supply planning policies by item class (ABCD/XYZ) to meet product line expected demand variation, capacity and material constraints
    • Provide input into longer-term capacity investment needs
    • Influence sourcing decisions and purchasing methodology/policies (MOQs, stocking programs, VMI, etc.)
    • Utilize continuous improvement techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process

      Qualifications - Required Skills:
      • Demonstrated leadership skills (direct and cross functionally), ability to coach, develop and hold others accountable to deliver results
      • Superior organization, coordination, planning and delegation skills
      • Ability to influence and drive solutions across the supply chain
      • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated high aptitude for solving problems, including the ability to teach and coach problem solving techniques
      • Excellent cross functional, customer and supplier relationship management
      • Ability to effectively communicate technical supply chain needs in a clear, concise manner to the business
      • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and requests, make quick & sound decisions and respond with a sense of urgency
      • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP preferred)
      • Working knowledge and understanding of financial concepts and operational KPIs
      • Above average communication skills - oral, written and presentation
      • Superior process, analytical and problem-solving skills - apply / execute formal techniques (e.g. Kepner Tregoe, 8D)
      • Demonstrated competency in the MS Office Suite of products

        Desirable Educational / Work Experience:

        Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Operations Management, or Industrial Engineering; or BS/BA Degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Master's Degree Preferred
        • 8-10 years applicable, progressive supply chain planning experience; 3-4 years of formal leadership
        • Strong operations and materials management experience with knowledge in master scheduling, capacity / production planning and supplier scheduling
        • Demonstrated experience with multiple material replenishment techniques and purchasing methodologies
        • Applied lean manufacturing techniques including value stream mapping, leveling demand, Kanban calculations and techniques is preferred
        • Experience with Value Stream Simplification methodology a plus
        • ASCM (Association of Supply Chain Management) CPIM certification preferred
        • Consumer Goods / Electronics / Aftermarket experience preferred
          • 10-25% Travel - Domestic
            An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

            Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Keywords: Tenneco, Skokie , Business Line Supply Planning Manager, Executive , Skokie, Illinois

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