Senior Manager Operations Planning


This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the

AS&O Operations Planning process within the business unit. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: demand planning, capacity planning, inventory planning and supply planning. This person will be accountable for proper management of the value chain from the ERP system (Oracle) to the manufacturing floor.



      • Systems
        • Establish and optimize the use of Oracle (may assist with others e.g. IQMS) functionality for Planning, Scheduling, Capacity Analysis, Demand Management, Order Management, Inventory Management and other Supply Chain functions.
        • Act as subject matter expert for ERP functionality as it relates directly or indirectly to Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
      • Inventory
        • Establish optimal inventory levels achieved necessary for targeted service levels
        • Develop standards of operation to ensure accurate inventory records
        • Assist the plants with aggressive inventory plans and projects to achieve targets
      • Master Scheduling
        • Establish and oversee the master scheduling process at the individual site locations and globally.
        • Ensure consistent and visible production expectations that meet the long-term supply plans.
        • Develop methodology and assist site Production Planners with systematic management of work orders and shop floor schedules.
      • Capacity
        • Develop and maintain capacity models (primarily inside ERP) for production and supply chains at each manufacturing site.
        • Identify risk to capacity constraints and optimize throughput.
      • S&OP 
        • Develop and facilitate the S&OP process with AS&O Executives, management from the manufacturing sites, Supply Chain and Commercial support departments.
        • Collaborate with the commercial departments to establish demand plans.
        • Collaborate with individual sites to establish and maintain long-term supply plans using systematic planning tools.
      • Evaluation and Reporting
        • Develop and present standardized S&OP Metrics to AS&O business leadership monthly
        • Establish standardized graphs, charts and methods of communicating performance of sites.
        • Analyze financial, costing and other complex data sets. Identify, analyze and solve complex problems as they relate to manufacturing, finance or accounting.
        • Establish and report key activities by site to improve overall S&OP performance for the business unit.
        • Generate performance metrics for Operations to monitor and control production activities.
      • Ensure master data integrity in key systems through process monitoring and control.
      • Collaborate cross-functionally with management and workforces across multiple locations.
      • Communicate complex issues and solutions to multiple audiences including executive management, production management and subject matter experts.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Knowledge/Education:

      ·       Bachelor’s Degree required

      ·       Master’s Degree in Supply Chain related field or Business Administration is preferred

      ·       APICS Certification is preferred


      Job Experience:

      ·       4+ years experience leading change in a manufacturing environment. Preferably medical device.

      ·       6+ years experience in development and implementation of world-class supply chain business processes & practices

      ·       Demonstrated success in leading adoption and improvement of ERP planning tools (preferably Oracle) in a manufacturing environment (preferably multi-site).

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Anshuman Sinha

I am an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor & CEO @ Optizm Global, the Right Fit Recruitment & Placement Agency. I am also Executive Director of TiE SoCal, a non-profit,  global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars: Mentoring, networking, Education, Incubating and Funding.