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Waters Senior Global Planner in Milford, Massachusetts

Waters Corporation is currently leading a search for an experienced Senior Global Planner to join our organization. We are seeking a highly motivated, enterprise minded individual with a focus on planning analytics and inventory optimization. The incumbent will be responsible for supply and demand planning for one or more assigned product centers; and will be responsible for developing the inventory strategy to ensure that all global inventory targets and KPI's are met or exceeded for the assigned products.

Also, this individual will assist in identifying and driving improvements in the planning processes, global inventory management and customer service. The ability to understand and effectively manage a complex global supply chain, as well as sophisticated product portfolios is required.

  • Demand Management - Analyzes key customer ordering patterns, sale trends, statistical forecasts and the impact of Product/Marketing plans to improve the predictability of forecasts.

  • Supply Planning/Inventory Management - Support efforts to optimize inventory throughout the lifecycle of the different product lines; responsible for the planning & deployment of finished goods inventories at multiple distribution centers within Waters' distribution network.

  • Lead efforts to improve product availability and Customer Service levels via balancing supply and demand. Develop alternative solutions to proactively identify and manage excess inventory.

  • Actively drive and lead Sales and Marketing meetings on demand changes.

  • Partner with Production Planning/Operation teams to ensure supply requirements are scheduled and met.

  • Collaborate with the Americas, Asian and European Distribution Centers to optimize worldwide inventory versus the plan.

  • Partner with Customer Service to ensure all orders are fulfilled in a timely manner.

  • Drive process standardization and continuous improvement across relevant product lines.

  • Drive and improve the S&OP process.

  • Understand and communicate the operational and financial impacts of demand and supply plan changes

  • Additional ad hoc requests as needed.

  • BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Supply Chain Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience developing supply/demand/inventory plans for a global manufacturing company

  • Knowledge of planning processes, systems and distribution planning principles

  • Analytical and enterprise minded

  • Strong leadership and communication skills are required, with the ability to influence and collaborate with all levels of the organization

  • SAP/APO experience highly preferred

  • APICS certification is considered a plus

  • Proficiency with MS office is required

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.

Company Name: Waters Division

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Street: 34 Maple Street

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