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International Vitamin Corporation Director, Material Planning in Greenville, South Carolina

International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) is a leading global manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements with more than half a century of private label and contract manufacturing experience, an impeccable quality and regulatory compliance record, and with new resources focused on enriching the health and lives of others. We currently have an opening for a Director, Material Planning.

  • This role is responsible to create an accurate materials plan to support production and lead the partnerships for right sizing inventory while ensuring a responsive materials strategy to support our goal of meeting financial plans and customer service targets

  • As a dynamic leader, the leader of our materials planning organization, this role is instrumental in developing strategies, improving efficiencies, and ensuring consistent methodologies to ensure alignment in process across all customers while leading the materials aspect of our business and S&OP processes.

  • As a dynamic leader, will develop and lead a team, partner with peers and colleagues, and lead the evolution of our materials planning processes and raw material and packaging inventory.

  • This role is responsible for all processes associated with materials ordering and inventory management of raw materials and packaging materials to ensure support of manufacturing at all North American manufacturing facilities (6 locations) .

  • Manage material planning and execution, ensuring operational efficiencies across all channels of the supply chain.

  • Develop/Drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to create a transparent and competitively advantaged supply chain. Recommend actions to address challenges.

  • Engage in cross-functional project teams for upcoming packaging changes & new product launches by developing launch strategies for new customers and channels, ensuring on time launch for new finished goods

  • Partners with Marketing, Sales and Supply Planning to generate new product initiative forecasts and to ensure product is available and ready to support new product launches.

  • Hire, train and develop supply chain team to support aggressive growth.

  • Actively seek supply chain optimization opportunities & cost savings.

  • Partners with Demand Planning team to assure forecasts can be translated into actionable supply chain plans that can be supported by material availability and optimize inventory and maximize customer service while confirming available capacity to support for rolling 12 – 18 month period.

  • Manage root cause process and lead plans to drive continuous improvement in materials management.

  • Ensure best practices related to monthly S&OP and weekly material plans are being followed throughout the planning process and drives continuous improvements in the S&OP process.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with peers, leaders, and other functional teams and utilize those relationships to enhance business performance.

  • Demonstrate personal accountability to achieve customer service and inventory objectives.

  • Ensures best & standardized practices are followed across all shared planning resources.

  • Manage performance, provide coaching, feedback and development plans to the team of Material Planners. Recruit, hire, and on-board new talent as required. Own the annual performance review process for the team.

  • BS/BA in business, statistics, mathematics, economics, supply chain management or similar field required.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in supply chain or related field including 3+ years managing direct reports and 3+ years of Supply/ Material planning.

  • Deep understanding of material planning and capacity modeling methodologies.

  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills: Position requires ability to apply critical thinking to dissimilar problems and deliver fact supported analysis, and the capability to quickly switch between strategic thinking and tactical execution.

  • Communication is critical to drive change and execution while building partnerships. Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels

  • Candidate needs to be able to promote a culture of collaboration and teamwork across the organization and possess the ability to work across multiple teams.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office (Excel) applications experience required. Experience working with integrated ERP systems (Oracle)

  • Knowledge of integrated supply chain processes.

  • Comfortable presenting to and working directly with senior management.

  • Experience with continual process improvement methods.

  • Experience in the industry or in a CPG environment is preferred.

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