POSITION PURPOSE: The Distribution Center Production Planning Manager ensures the successful planning, coordination, and execution of the long and short-term production and labor plans for a 600K plus square foot Distribution Center flowing over $700 million dollars in inventory. The DC Production Planning manager provides end to end planning, guidance and communication to the DC Leadership team in order to ensure key performance indicators are met, production/staffing plans are created, and building flow is balanced to ensure exceptional customer service to the Home Depot Stores.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
35% Leads the production planning process and effectively partners with the leadership team to ensure DC has effective work plans, staffing levels, and resources to meet flow requirements, and achieve business metrics and goals.
30% Ensures collaboration between departments by leading daily, weekly and monthly meetings with Operations leadership to plan, monitor and execute production plans by identifying and communicating plan variances.
15% Educates and trains the leadership team on the planning process, tools, and resources available.
10% Partners with Transportation and Vendor Compliance to identify flow related opportunities including gate to gate, order day management, and inbound scheduling. Partners with building leaders to plan the daily inbound receipt flow in order to optimize building flow, sequencing, and balance.
10% Partners with Human Resources and leadership team to manage scheduled time off, cross training needs and vacation planning inputs for labor forecast.
NATURE AND SCOPE: Position reports to DC General Manager No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION REQUIRED: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: 5
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Operational Experience in a Mechanized Cross-Dock Distribution Environment Knowledge of Manhattan Warehouse Management Systems and Mechanized WCS Advanced Microsoft Excel and Access Skills Labor management and planning experience Ability to work a flexible schedule
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience leading an operational area(s) within the Distribution Center Experience utilizing forecasting and scheduling tools/software Knowledge of process Improvement methodologies Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data Knowledge of Retail Distribution
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Adaptability: Adapts to and embraces change with composure, resilience and perseverance in the face of constraints, high pressure, and adverse situation.
Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience by translating and articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups.
Financial Acumen: Utilizes fundamental concepts of finance to manage budgets, forecast costs, and provide information to account for the financial impact of decision-making. Influence: Uses diplomacy, integrity, and tact to persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their way of thinking based on clearly defined business reasons.
Business Analysis: Clarifies and resolves complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause and redesigning internal and external business processes.
Builds Relationships: Forms and maintains effective partnerships across organizational boundaries to share information, improve decision making, and leverage capabilities.
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