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Demand Planning Manager (690880900)

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 11/10/20

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

We are recruiting a Demand Planning Manager to join our team in Shakopee, MN.

What to Expect:

As a Demand Planning Manager, you will be responsible for Demand Planning within the assigned Business Unit/Region. You will partner with Operations Management and Product Line Management with the primary goal of balancing the competing objectives of maximizing customer service, minimizing supply chain costs, optimizing working capital, and leading the demand planning team.

You Will Make an Impact By:

  • Direct the development, execution, and continuous improvement of demand planning strategy
  • Develop, implement, and oversee the policies and procedures, for Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Capacity Planning to align with Global Operations and Business Unit leadership
  • Lead strategic initiatives to improve service, minimize supply chain costs, and optimize working capital
  • Provide logistics and planning leadership to product lifecycle management for assigned business units
  • Collaborate with the Global Operations, Sales, and Product Line Management leaders to ensure alignment and execution of activities to achieve objectives
  • Provide senior leadership to establish processes, procedures, and tools related to new business processes
  • Lead strategic initiatives for all planning activities for assigned business units, working closely with planning teams at all manufacturing locations and distribution centers
  • Direct the control processes including measurement of key performance indicators and recommended actions over the supply chain. These include metrics for customer service, supply chain costs, and working capital
  • Develop, direct and support ongoing and new planning technology initiatives
  • Develop and execute talent development plans that include regular performance reviews, leadership identification, and development within the team
  • Managerial/Supervisory Responsibility: Recruit, select, manage and develop employees, if applicable. Make decisions regarding hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, discipline, and any other changes of employee status
  • Oversee and participate in Sales and Operations Planning and drive resolution to Sales and Operations Planning accuracy issues
  • Lead the standardized cost and service programs through one global strategy at a business unit level
  • Facilitate and execute global planning efficiency programs with cross-functional planning teams
  • Report Global Revenue and gaps at the business unit level
  • Work with IT to execute system efficiency tools and report and measure standard corporate metrics
  • Business Unit level capacity analysis, order entry, invoicing, metrics, and backlog reporting
  • Business Unit level Global Inventory reporting, quality of inventory reporting, E&O reporting, Excess inventory reporting, and Inventory turn reporting
  • Service Metrics at a Business Unit level analysis and reporting and issue resolution
  • Will be responsible for OTP (On Time Performance), Lead Time, SOC (Sales order commit), VOC (Voice of the customer), and budget management

Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • A completed Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) and ten (10) plus years of related experience
  • Significant experience with ERP and reporting tools
  • Strong understanding of Planning and Planning Systems with an expertise in global supply chain
  • Proven ability to drive successful inventory/working capital strategies, lead time responsiveness, and customer service levels
  • Previous global experience, experience working with international teams cross-functionally
  • Ability to lead cross-functional initiatives with measurable results with strong change management skills with the ability to influence without authority
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and decisive with strong organizational skills
  • Customer-focused, analytical, honest, and trustworthy

You Will Excite Us If You:

  • Have previous sales and operations planning experience
  • Have experience with SAP
  • Have relevant senior demand planning experience
  • Have experience within the telecommunications industry
  • Are willing to travel globally

Why CommScope?

In today’s always-on world, CommScope is pushing the bounds of communications technology. We are building better connections and shaping networks of the future. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating the network infrastructure of the future. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow.

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Company Details


CommScope, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina, United States