General Cable Industries

  • Supply Chain Planning Specialist III

    Job Locations US-KY-Highland Heights
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2018 2:24 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Supply Chain/Logistics/Distribution
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Director, SOP as the Supply Chain Planner you will execute the planning and scheduling to allow for the most efficient execution of the S&OP plan to ensure customer satisfaction, operational & manufacturing efficiencies, and judicious management of working capital. In this position you will work closely with the Demand Coordinator, Inside Sales, the Product Team and Plant scheduling personnel.  Your new position executes the Sales & Operations Plan (S&OP) while also playing a key role in executing portions of the plan by reviewing customer and business expectations by instituting target inventory and production levels to satisfy those objectives.


    • Plan timely purchase of the raw materials / finished goods in order to comply with the assigned stock level policies designed
    • Develop sales and operations plans for the assigned area of responsibility in order to optimize cost and service level
    • Acts as bridging role between sales and manufacturing to manage priorities and changes in the plan in order to optimize service level and costs
    • Reviews unusual demand flags for appropriate action
    • Analyzes sales of stock products to create an effective ABC classification and establishes root causes for slow moving inventory
    • Computes safety stock and reorder points for stock program
    • Updates and publishes lead times
    • Reviews customer service metrics and investigates root causes
    • Orders outsourced products as needed
    • Maintains proper balance of inventory throughout manufacturing and distribution network
    • Establishes priorities for production and requests to expedite


    • Results-driven to effect constant improvement in cycle times, service and inventory turns.
    • Solid communication skills to operate in cross-functional and matrix environment.
    • Ability to plan, organize and pull together information from disparate sources to form a coherent picture of the state of play allowing for scoping of actions
    • Solid logic/reasoning skills which are able to influence and persuade different functional groups within the organization



    • 5-10 years in a Supply Chain or Operations (manufacturing, distribution, materials management, etc.) role is preferred (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) is essential
    • Familiarity with enterprise systems and databases


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available.
    • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
    • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
    • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
    • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries
    • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings




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