Published Job Title: Supply Planner
State/Province/County: Massachusetts City: Boston
Country: United States
Percentage of Travel: 0 – 10%
Position Type: Full Time – Regular
Shift: 1st Shift Interest
Category: Supply Chain
As a Houghton Mifflin Supply Planner, you will be responsible translating the forecast information provided by the Demand Planner into a supply plan that ensures operational and financial success for the company. The Supply Planner plans inventory quantities for a variety of classroom products, including textbooks and teacher supporting materials in a non-manufacturing environment. The Supply Planner acts as a focal point in the planning and procurement of one of Houghton Mifflin’s many key product lines. The Supply Planner may work with Buyers to establish the supply plan.
Coordinate with Demand Planning, Portfolio and the Sales teams to ensure the supply plan meets each region’s sales requirements.
Partner with Demand Planning, Portfolio and the Sales teams on new product launches to ensure correct launch quantities and timing and smooth product transitions.
Analyze weekly MRP reports including target inventory level thresholds, taking appropriate action where necessary.
Analyze large product offerings and backorders on a daily basis. Identify problem areas, working with the appropriate functional groups and driving a resolution to completion.
Improve product planning processes. Identify improvement opportunities, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion to achieve measurable benefits.
1-3 years of Operations experience, including Supply Planning, preferably in the publishing industry.
Must have a working knowledge of world class supply chain practices, combined with strong analytical capabilities and business acumen.
Must possess a strong working knowledge of MRP I and its related attributes (BOMS, Items attributes and effective dates).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; strong team player.
BS / BA in business related field preferred.
SAP R/3 / BW experience preferred.
APICS certification preferred