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Senior Supply Chain Planner

Company: Amcor
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Amcor Rigid Packaging

Senior Supply Chain Planner

Ann Arbor, MI

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate US$13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for supply planning as a part of the strategic planning and S&OP processes for Specialty Containers Business Unit for Amcor Rigid Plastics North America. The Sr. Supply Chain Planner will have impact across both Supply and Demand planning, developing customer and project-based supply plans, leveraging systems for data driven decision making, creating dynamic supply models to ensure capacity and compliance to inventory strategies and business targets, and managing mold moves and production across sites to ensure customer supply. The Sr. Supply Chain Planner analyzes constraints, models scenarios, develops solutions, and ensures efficient execution of the plans to cross-functional stakeholders. Additionally, the Sr. Supply Chain Planner leads projects, including but not limited to: capacity constraint resolution, footprint optimization, work center life cycle, and acquisition integration.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Seeks, validates and incorporates inputs from SAP ERP and Supply Chain APS systems, Plants and Commercial Teams to create and maintain production models for critical and/or capacity constrained platforms, ensuring supply continuity and alignment with operations and commercial teams
  • Directs mold moves between sites and manages associated schedule changes thru impacted plant teams in line with capacity constraint models

  • Determines business capabilities to meet new business requests, establishing priorities through commercial and financial leadership and developing options to address opportunities beyond existing equipment capabilities
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop and ensure compliance to inventory targets, communicating and solving deviations, and owning action plans to resolve variance to target
  • Leads cross-functional product, customer, and project calls to communicate, align, and optimize capacity and inventory plans with operations execution
  • Evaluates production history, working with operations to establish opportunities to increase production on installed equipment to address growth and new business wins
  • Leads multi-plant supply chain issue resolution finding best cost and optimal customer service solution
  • Creates supply chain capacity options in support of business continuity plans, and provides thought leadership and checks and balances on balancing commitments vs. competing growth pipeline
  • Creates and communicates plans, KPIs, and other critical information to customers
  • Leads and owns master data in support of efficiency and accuracy in plans
  • Leads or is an active participant in cross functional projects
  • Supports other supply chain tasks and projects as needed


    • Education: Bachelor's Degree Supply Chain Management, Finance, Operations. Engineering, Logistics, or similar field; Master's Degree preferred
    • 5-10 years' experience planning multi-plant manufacturing operations
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate the results of analytic work and complex plans verbally and in written form
    • Exceptional Excel skills including advanced use of nested functions and pivot tables (VBA, coding, and/or PowerBI development experience preferred)
    • Strong systems aptitude coupled with high learning agility and a continuous improvement mindset
    • Working knowledge of Supply and Demand Planning principles including but not limited to production scheduling, inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, and product life cycle management

    • Experience with ERP and Business Intelligence Software preferred
    • APICS or other Supply Chain related certification is preferred
    • Experience and exposure to project management as a project team member

    • Demonstrated positive approach to problem solving
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and commitments simultaneously.
    • Travel 10%

      Amcor Leadership Framework Competencies Core Competencies:

      • Customer Focus
      • Learning on the Fly
      • Interpersonal Savvy
      • Drive for Results

        3-5 Applicable ALF Competencies:

        Functional/Technical Skills

        Influencing Others

        Process Management

        Managerial Courage

        Managing & Measuring Work

        • Operations
        • Demand Planning
        • Finance
        • Engineering
        • R&D
        • Marketing
        • Commercial

          ADA Requirements:

          Physical Requirements
          --'Normal Vision

          ---Distant Vision

          ---Near Vision --'Hearing/ Listening

          --' Sitting

          --'Talking/Speaking ---Hand/Finger Dexterity

          --- Walking

          --'Standing ---Stooping


          ---Bending ---Kneeling


          ---Lifting (amount 50+ pounds) ---Carrying (amount 50+ pounds)

          ---Driving- Forklift

          ---Lifting (amount---Carrying (amount

          ---Driving - Automobile/truck/van
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          Work Environment: Office Environment

          The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills and/or abilities.

          The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

          We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.




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