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Manager, Supply Planning - S&OP Governance

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 18830 Apply
The S&OP (Sales &Operations Planning) Governance Manager role is a critical component in driving and sustaining Global improvement in the S&OP process.



Governance Managers are hired as subject matter experts in at least 1 to 2 steps in the S&OP process and will partner closely with Global, Regional, and cluster leadership teams to embed & continually improve a Globally harmonized and sustainable S&OP process, metrics and governance in each cluster.



Navigators are expected to expand their S&OP within the role to become:

Subject matter experts across all or most steps

Subject matter expert of the S&OP feeder processes and their flow into the steps

Regarded as global S&OP experts that can operate at high level of performance across different functions and geographies- leads the S&OP Navigator team in the development of global S&OP strategy and practical process/tool design including wiring to global mega processes (i.e. End to End, Growth Plans, etc.)

Regarded as a local trusted advisor and strategic team member that can facilitates the planning and execution of business changes in processes, mindsets & behaviors

Essential Duties andResponsibilities:

Governance Managerswill be accountable for:

  • Driving continuous improvement into the Global S&OP process and programas part of Global S&OP teamby:

  • Providing functional input into global S&OP process design, standard metric definition, and enabling toolset design.

  • Maintaining and publishingglobalS&OP process documentation.

  • Partnering with S&OPGlobal Process Ownerand BPT(IT)to automate the delivery of standard S&OP metrics and reporting packs.

  • Keeping current with industry best practices and applying best practices to SCJ S&OP process, in alignment with the governance process.

  • Training and coaching other S&OPGovernance Managers.

  • Sustainingand improvingRegional/ClusterS&OP processand itsexecutionby:

  • Engagingwithregional and cluster leadership to align on S&OP continuous improvement plansand then leads cross-functional teams to deliverS&OP metrics and capabilities.

  • MaintainingS&OP capabilities throughtraining and coaching of cluster& regional teams.

  • Assessing and scoring S&OP performance, and publishing metrics on the health of the S&OP process at cluster and regional level

  • Facilitating root cause analysis of process breakdowns and continuous improvement in the S&OP processwith cross-functional team

  • Ensuringguidance and alignment on corrective actions for metric or process failure, inform regional andcluster management committeeof action plans

  • Drivingthecontinuous improvementinitiatives in the functions

  • Providehighly valuedstrategic consulting support and guidancethrough key initiatives

  • Develop strategic win-win partnerships with other functional support areas  

  • Influence stakeholders to improve S&OP integration with other Mega Processes (IGP;NPDs;S&OE).

  • Serve a lead role in articulating the vision and strategy of the S&OP team and how it can become a driver of business value.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • University Degree, or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement.

  • 5-8 years of direct/relevant experience.

PreferredSkills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Advanced Degree highly preferred.

  • Candidates must be able toproactivelycommunicate effectively at all levels of the organization including the Regional Senior VP level.  

  • Strong Preference for 3+yearsPlanning experience, preferably inDemandPlanning

  • Demonstrated influencing skills.

  • Navigate in a matrix organization.

  • Self-starter and ability to manage themselves effectively as they may be located remotely from manager and team.

  • Visible leadership, influencing, communications and relationship building. 

  • Managerial courage and proven leadership skills to be successful as it is their role to highlight issues and opportunities, often with individuals much higher in the organization.  

  • Good understanding of different functions participating in the S&OP process, ability to adjust style and arguments to functional needs/benefits

  • Open mindset to receiving feedback: balancing between demand of the S&OP participants and push of the global process owners

  • Strong analytical skills for facilitating problem solving and root cause analysis

Job Requirements:

  • This is a full-time first shift position who will need to periodically attend off-shiftvirtualcalls to interact with the rest of the S&OPGovernance Managerteam. Consistent with accountabilities,Governance Managerswill be required to travel to clusters within eachRegion, and less frequently, to locations outside of theirRegion.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned

at any timewith or without notice as assigned by the Manager.The job description

does not constitutea contract of employment andthe position remains at-will.

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