Continental, Inc

Manager of Sales & Operations Planning

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Lebanon, Indiana | 55k | Direct Hire


Continental Inc is looking to hire a Manager of Sales & Operations Planning  in Lebanon, Indiana. 


Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions of Manager of Sales & Operations Planning:

  • Lead the optimization for the mid/long term S&OP plan, as well as being the business owner for short term execution and forecast generation, liaising with Supply Chain, Sales and Customers.
  • Work across Suppliers, Operations, Warehouse & Transportation to ensure unconstrained demand can be supported profitably.
  • Work closely with Customers and Supply Chain partners in areas including demand planning, capacity planning, inventory replenishment and expediting management, optimizing for fulfillment efficiency within the network.
  • Monitoring the performance of the network through existing scorecard metrics, developing new ones where necessary.
  • Identify assignable cause to forecast misses and gaps to plan and supply issues.
  • Support S&OP alignment on tools, process, timelines, and metrics.
  • Directly manage the supporting team of Production Schedulers and Replenishment Schedulers at Indiana and Ontario sites. There is a strong focus on driving results, mentoring, coaching and development to constantly increase the potential of the team in a very collaborative culture.
  • Play a key role with Operations, Sales, Product Development, Data Governance and Customers on commercialization of new products.
  • Actively participate in recurring communications with assigned categories and Customers.


Qualifications of Manager of Sales & Operations Planning:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline preferred.
  • Preference to Certified Supply Chain Management Professionals (cSCMP) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or completion of certification is in process.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience with purchasing, logistics and production planning preferably in the Food Industry.
  • A proven servant leader that has a track record of attracting and developing talent.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Demand planning and production planning experience is an asset.
  • Proficient with ERP Systems (Microsoft DAX, SAP, Oracle) and advanced skills in MS Office – (Excel, Word).
  • Able to travel Canada.


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