Oversees the Supply Chain Planning business needs and roadmap within IT.
Partners with Supply Chain business leadership members, Supply Chain Planning stakeholders to ensure - Business alignment on strategic, tactical and operational level.
Aim to prioritize the business IT requirements, investment and roadmap alignment.
Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the business organization
Defines the supply chain planning target IT end state in collaboration with business stakeholders and ERP Product Management organization, plans and aligns the resource requirements and capacities in regard to priorities and roadmap.
Supports the Head of Supply Chain & External Supply to develop an IT Supply Chain Strategy for different planning areas and operational units, designs and aligns site IT master planning with global and local Supply Chain Planning partners and drive execution.
Lead the development of the Supply Chain Planning strategy / roadmap & ensure that projects and solutions are designed and delivered consistent to corporate project management framework and standards
Ensure Supply Chain Planning service operations (run) meet agreed expectations and orchestrate all internal and external providers and report progression of the projects.
Proactively seek opportunities to streamline and simplify the systems environment through platform adoption, system rationalization, effective data management, etc.
Identify and evaluate potential digital & technology solutions to high-priority business challenges; selects, designs and delivers effective solutions accordingly
Drive technology modernization, digitalization and application rationalization efforts with an eye on continuous improvements.
Support scale-up of good practices and solutions across sites.
Effectively balance the unique needs of supported functions with the corporate objective to globalize and standardize technologies and processes.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders of strategic vendors, service providers and other external collaborators
Manage team's activities within established budget, and continuously seek opportunities to reduce costs while maintaining agreed service levels and performance targets
Provide sufficient SAP knowledge and expertise in the area of Supply Chain Planning
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
Solid experience in business partnering around strategic planning, investments and service delivery
Profound SAP knowledge and experience (incl. hands-on) in a large enterprise in the area of Supply Chain Planning ideally with SAP IBP and SAP APO
Advanced knowledge and understanding of the following end to end business processes : Demand Planning, S&OP, Supply Planning (DRP, MRP, MPS), Production Planning, Production Scheduling
Strong leadership skills in managing and collaborating with business, IT partners and external service providers as well managing direct reports
Demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking and drive for innovation. Not afraid of being disruptive at a global scale.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS :
Bachelor's Degree is required; Graduate degree in relevant field is desired
10+ years of experience in Information Technology (SAP, JD Edwards)
5+ years of experience in people management
Prior experience working with and managing third party service providers preferred
A firm grasp of industry and digital supply chain trends (ML / AI, RPA, digital twins, blockchain etc)
Understand current and emerging technologies and their potential application and translate those into business opportunities, cases, needs and implementation roadmaps
Proven competences in stakeholder alignment, business need analysis, customer focus and result focus, delivery and people management.
Experience directly & routinely interacting with a business unit's Senior Executives and / or VPs
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