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Supply Network Planner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-811857
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 30, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • JOB EXPERIENCE: 3 Years
    • SAP Category: Professionals and Managers
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Job Description:

  • Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio - from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


    At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

    • We are Ambitious
    • We are Determined
    • We are Visionary
    • We Value Each Other
    • We are Dependable

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Execute a robust integration with other planning processes e.g. Demand, Inventory & Material Management, S&OP
    Execute robust integration with other processes and stakeholders of FESTO e.g. Global Factories, Market Supply, Material Management, Purchasing, Demand Planning, Finance, etc.

  • Create and maintain FESTO capability to provide comprehensive information, analytics and visibility around Product Supply status to all cross functional stakeholders

  • Lead the functional Supply Network Planning to aggregate a demand plan and then develop a feasible Production Plan (consensus with Demand Planning and other stakeholders) for each planning cycle

  • Provide on target service levels by balancing supply and inventory levels for each FESTO part.

  • Escalate all major supply constraints to the respective forums for rapid resolution (ie. Demand Planning, Sales, Order Management, Market Supply, GPC’s)

  • Accountable to run and insure integrity of Supply Consensus; Supply Review processes in support of S&OP

  • Support RSC-Mason in inventory planning to the demand plan; Work with S&OP and Demand Planning to develop Demand Consensus; Demand Review; New Product Review; Financial Reconciliation and Management

  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios and develop recommendations in response to actual or anticipated changes in demand or supply.

  • Accountable for developing what-if supply scenarios to continuously improve performance relating to both service levels and total costs thru continuous evaluation of supply, outsourcing strategies, product strategies and the positioning of inventory across the network.

  • Accountable for leading the Supply Consensus/Supply Review processes, communicate decisions and supply impacts to all stakeholders, escalation and prioritization of supply responses around all issues and opportunities impacting customer service to stakeholder

  • Monitoring of assigned SKU’s and determination of the correct materials planning parameters, with special focus on introduction of new product and phase out of product lines.

  • Analysis and execution of logistical optimization measures.

  • Coordination of relocation of materials

  • Collaborates with Supply Chain Planner/Analyst in Material Management for new items and items to be transitioned or discontinued and update the material catalogue at RSC.

  • Conduct ah-hoc analysis requests, forecasts, KPIs/Metrics, and reports within Supply Chain using SAP R/3, established tools & process, and using Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Visio, Access).

  • Provide support to Supply Chain Planning team with developing and updating Material Masters (30,000+) active spare parts.

  • Using demand & supply planning software SAP R/3 and APO, trend, variance and root cause analysis, make demand planning correction action and improvement, as well as obsolescence management recommendations, and lead decision-making process for demand planning and cross-functional teams.

Report on supply-related and demand planning issues and make recommendations to senior management.

Experience and Skills:

  • 4 to 5 years of Supply Planning across a global network preferably from a global company utilizing world class planning and execution processes of APO (DP/SNP)

  • SAP r/3 planning proficiency (MM, PP), and Advanced Planning Systems (SAP APO) minimum 2 years of SNP or DP experience

  • Ability to work with large amount of data via Excel and Microsoft Access

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, and various stakeholders

  • Experience in obsolescence management and inventory planning.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead decision-making process for cross-functional teams, and to exercise independent judgment on decisions involving business risk.

  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel is expected.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster