The Finished Goods Planner is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the materials master plan for the finished good products of the assigned Business Division. This includes work across functions and geographies to define the appropriate stocking strategies for the materials, as well as forecast and inventory management in order to support the sales and customer service targets of the region. This will involve working closely with the Demand Planners, Production Control Analysts, and Master Production Schedulers in order to coordinate the finished goods and manufacturing plans. The role is aimed to achieve the company objectives relative to customer service, resource/capacity utilization and low inventory investment.
Major responsibilities * Review and implement the appropriate Stock/Non-Stock strategies in order to define the right product mix for the EMEA Rockwell Distribution Centers * Manage the inventory planning parameters (Safety Stock, Re-order point quantities, Lot Size, Lead-time, etc.) in such a way, that the finished goods availability levels are sufficient to fulfill the Customer Service targets. * Reviews finished goods inventory levels and inventory costs continuously to identify opportunities aimed at higher turns and reduction the inventory days. * Monitor the accuracy and effectiveness of the finished goods supply plan/execution schedules to rationally adjust forecast when required, and to continuously improve the overall master scheduling process * Working with Production Control Analysts and Demand Planners to define: - The proper mix of products to be produced - Material Planning Support for new product introductions - Achievable product phase out plans to minimize excess and obsolete inventory * Analyze the pertinent supply chain KPI's, report on the weekly results and the improvement actions taken, after conducting the necessary root cause analysis. Suggest and implement division-specific improvement activities in order to optimize the supply chain performance. * Working with the Master Production Schedulers to balance and coordinate the purchase and manufacturing orders based on material/capacity availability. * Closely monitor the Purchase orders to suppliers in order to cover the open customer demand and minimize any late or unconfirmed purchase orders from vendors. * Manage and review "big data" reports, analyze and identify trends, current and future business behaviors, and suggest and participate in improvement initiatives * Contribute ideas within work groups, and team with others to complete varied work assignments. Leverages own expertise by sharing lessons learned, documenting processes, conducting team de-briefings, etc. Understand the importance of working toward common goals.
Travel This position may include limited travel to other Rockwell Automation locations.
Internal Number: 2657969
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