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Planning Manager

Company: Singer Vehicle Design
Location: Torrance
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Position Summary*

Under direct leadership, the *Planning Manager* will be responsible for leading and managing a team to ensure effective material fulfillment to support production, working with internal stakeholders and suppliers from purchase order initiation to stock. In this role you will work to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient material flow to support our operations in a manner that demonstrates, "Everything is Important."

This position will be the tactical supply chain escalation point for operations, engineering, and design. You will achieve this by working closely with your team and coordinating with engineering, procurement, production, and logistics to ensure we have the correct supply to manufacture the right quantity and configurations of products to satisfy our customer demand, and clearly communicate potential risks and mitigation strategies to various senior leaders and stakeholders. We are looking for a self-motivated problem-solver that can manage day-to-day complexity while implementing improved processes and solutions to help scale our business.

*Essential Functions*

* Manages a team of supply chain professionals and serves as the tactical escalation point to support local plant supply chain needs, supporting efficient and effective execution of product planning and procurement
* Develops and measures department metrics, delivers status reports, acts with a sense of urgency in response to crucial requirements
* Builds cross-functional teams and champions continuous improvement initiatives to meet or exceed cost, quality, and delivery goals.
* Proactively provides updates team on status and critical supply issues
* Ensures Purchase Orders are issued/provided to qualified suppliers at correct pricing and MOQs per procurement's strategic sourcing direction and commercial contracts
* Responsible for providing bills of materials (BOMs) and other information to suppliers to ensure proper execution of non-turnkey purchase orders
* Holds weekly and/or bi-weekly open order review meetings with assigned suppliers to ensure alignment on expected purchase order due dates
* Creates visibility of Singer's material position (with line of balance reports, material shortage reports, clear to build reports, etc.
* Identifies part supply constraints that may impact production schedule and create mitigation plans and escalate to Procurement and Supply Continuity team accordingly
* Executes risk management analysis, which take into consideration past performance data, demand vs. supply, and lead time stack-ups from piece part to integration
* Leads and works in a cross-functional team environment as a strong team player and demonstrates the ability to work with other functional groups to achieve company-wide goals
* Deploys lean engineering, continuous improvement, supply chain, and manufacturing principles to ensure the implementation of efficient manufacturing best practices
* Creates and maintains a safe and environmentally responsible working environment aligned with regulatory standards and best practices
* Models the Singer value of "Everything is Important" and drives our Mission, "A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence"
* Performs other duties as assigned

*Required Qualifications*

* Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, or other relevant fields
* 5+ years' experience in Supply Chain, Planning/Purchasing, Inventory Control or Finance roles
* Proven ability to manage demand planning and supply planning within?MRP
* Experience in an aerospace or automotive manufacturing environment
* Experience working with suppliers providing direct materials to a manufacturing line
* Experience leading in cross-functional environment or team
* Prior experience in a rapid growth, fast paced work environment

*Skills/Abilities and Attributes*

* Proficient in SQL and Fishbowl or similar MRP systems
* Proficient in MS Office Suite, ERP/MRP systems, math, and statistics
* Self-starter, capable of developing and achieving organizational and program objectives, and must be able to successfully interface with all levels of internal management
* Financial, contracting, and negotiating experience and project management responsibilities
* Demonstrated performance against financial budgets and forecasts
* Excellent communicator, both written and verbal; ability to express ideas clearly and actively listen to others
* Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently
* Team-oriented, strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and to multiple deadlines
* Excellent time management with an ability to balance multiple projects and timelines and meet deadlines
* Positive attitude and strong work ethic

*Physical Demands/Work Environment*

* Must be able to work in a seated position for extended periods
* Must be able to use fingers, hands, and arms at computer keyboard for extended periods
* Must have ability to speak clearly and distinctly, hear and be heard and understood both in person and by telephone
* Must have ability to speak clearly and distinctly and hear and be heard and understood in person, by telephone and email
* Must be able to work an early, non-standard schedule and long hours when needed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $117,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Vision insurance

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Torrance, CA 90502: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):
* Do you have experience in Aerospace or Automotive?
* What MRP systems do you have experience with?

Education:
* Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Singer Vehicle Design, Torrance , Planning Manager, Executive , Torrance, California

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