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Manager of Supply Planning/Inventory Fulfillment | National Grid Supply Chain

Waltham, MA
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The Manager of Supply Planning/Inventory Fulfillment will lead the Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Fulfillment team in achieving business performance objectives. He/She will be responsible for defining and implementing inventory policies, targets and replenishment strategies to manage inventory across the Gas and Electric business units for National Grid’s Supply Chain Organization. This position will be accountable for continuous improvement and driving positive change through KPI’s. This position will be based out of National Grid’s Waltham MA office and will require 25% travel requirements across National Grid US service territory.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Drive visible change in operational efficiencies to support long-term business growth Establish best practices and course of action for challenges and opportunities including inventory planning as it relates to replenishment strategies and analytics Aggregate and understand unconstrained demand Identify and execute inventory reduction opportunities backed with ROI Formalize inventory plans and targets for supported Gas and Electric business units Collaborate with respective inventory planners in your team and with business unit demand planners Standardize inventory management and planning processes and policies across supported business units, such as but not limited to: inventory settings, days of supply coverage targets, order minimums, lead time management, and replenishment orders Define policies and guidelines for expediting given inventory position and outlook; define and oversee supporting budget Improve the performance analysis processes for mid-term to long-term materials inventory planning Create collaborative strategies among Supply, Inventory and Demand Planning to maximize inventory availability Determine appropriate staffing requirements by developing, hiring and training talent Effectively communicate with internal and external partners Facilitate internal teams to achieve KPI’s and objectives to continually strive for Supply Chain Optimization and Inventory Fulfillment Goals and Initiatives Lead, coach, manage and develop team Disseminate knowledge among cross functional teams regarding team responsibilities and Supply Chain Optimization initiatives

Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering strongly preferred; or Operations / Supply Chain. MBA or relevant advanced degree is highly valued. APICS or CSCMP certification is highly valued. Minimum 10+ years in Supply Chain management roles, including: supply chain planning, inventory & distribution planning, inventory management, operations, buying/procurement, and/or logistics/distribution 8+ years supervisory role/experience managing a team 8+ years with a leading inventory/replenishment/supply chain planning solution Strong working knowledge and experience implementing inventory management/replenishment and supply planning leading practices & principles Experience in collaborative or integrated planning process required Factory experience preferred Effective leader with a broad skillset that covers being an effective facilitator and coach for their team while also bringing an analytical and technical ability to read, analyze and synthesize information to Executive or Senior Leaders to inform and support inventory & replenishment planning decision making Demonstrated collaboration, influencing, and communication skills to work successfully across business functions, suppliers, management levels, and international borders Relentless professional that drives continuous process improvement and attainment of KPI goals. This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Job : Procurement Exec Primary Location : MA-Waltham Organisation : Procurement Exec Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Mar 9, 2018, 4:00:49 PM Unposting Date : Ongoing


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