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Title:  Demand Planning Manager

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Due to growth and customer demand, we are recruiting a Demand Planning Manager to join our team in Catawba, NC.


Key Responsibilities For This Role Include:

  • 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


The Key Deliverables For This Role Are:

  • Lead the standardized cost and service programs through one global strategy at a segment level
  • Facilitate and execute global planning efficiency programs with cross-functional planning teams
  • Report Global Revenue and gaps at segment level
  • Work with IT to execute system efficiency tools
  • Report and measure standard corporate metrics
  • Segment level capacity analysis and reporting
  • Segment level order entry, invoicing, and backlog reporting
  • Segment level Operational metric analysis and reporting
  • Oversee and participate in S&OP
  • Drive resolution to S&OP accuracy issues
  • Segment level Global Inventory reporting
  • Segment level Inventory turn reporting
  • Excess inventory reporting
  • Quality of inventory reporting
  • E&O reporting
  • Service Metrics at a BU level analysis and reporting and issue resolution
  • OTP
  • Lead Time
  • SOC (Sales order commit)
  • VOC (Voice of the customer)
  • Manage Budget


Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong understanding of Planning and planning systems
  • Decisive
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Customer-focused
  • Analytical
  • Microsoft Office Capable
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Collaborative
  • Influential
  • Strong Change Management skills
  • Open-Minded
  • Strategic mindset
  • Organizational savvy
  • Global mindset
  • Courageous
  • Visionary
  • Ambitious
  • Strong communication, teamwork, and presentation skills


Required Experience:

  • A completed Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) and ten (10) plus years of related experience.
  • Proven ability to drive successful inventory/working capital strategies, lead time responsiveness, and customer service levels
  • In-depth knowledge of end to end Supply Chain
  • Organizational capability to sustain results through systems
  • Strong financial acumen
  • S&OP Knowledge
  • SAP Knowledge
  • Strong Planning and Forecasting background
  • Ability to lead cross-functional initiatives with measurable results
  • Demonstrated leadership with ability to effectively interact and influence personnel of various levels and disciplines
  • Expertise in global supply chain
  • Ability to travel globally
  • Significant experience with ERP and reporting tools required, SAP preferred
  • Relevant senior demand planning experience


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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