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Senior Manager, Planning Transformation

Company: Danone North America
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the jobQuality, efficiency, and safety all play a big role in our work at Danone. Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for the Supply Chain team. We are currently looking to hire a Senior Manager, Planning Transformation based in Broomfield, CO or White Plains, NY!
The base compensation range for this position is $110,000-$150,000 commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment.
Danone North America is on a transformation journey to become the fastest-growing, major consumer goods company in North America.
As part of this transformation Danone North America created a Design to Delivery (D2D) organization that encompasses Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, R&I and Operations.
The Strategy and Transformation team in D2D is responsible for the Digital Transformation enabling tools and processes to achieve our full potential.
The cornerstone initiative of the Digital Transformation is Smart Planning. About youThis position is responsible for thought leadership, best practice sharing and process excellence within the Smart Planning implementation for Danone North America (US and Canada). Smart Planning encompasses the end-to-end transformation from concept to deployment of exceptions-based planning across Supply Chain Planning functions.
This position will support the Project Manager as well as the Demand and Supply Planning Business Leads in the design and deployment of our new Advanced Planning System (APS) leveraging O9 Solutions and the associated process rollouts. The scope includes demand planning, master planning, deployment, materials planning and detailed scheduling for the complete North American network.
Champion the Smart Planning Target Operating Model transformation; lead technology design to support the desired industry best practice process evolution
Collaborate with business leads and O9 Solutions to design, build and deploy an end-to-end planning process and system achieve the future TOM. Support project manager with rollout methodology best practices; work closely with internal partners as well as third-party vendor partners to capture requirements and risks; and ensure deliverables and documentation are comprehensive.
Guide the Smart Planning roadmap for North America.
Provide perspective and input to the rollout strategy and functionality prioritization.
Understand Danone-specific business complexities and drivers while also providing industry insight from other Consumer Packaged Goods companies to help inform design and implementation decisions and strategies. Use influence to persuade business leaders and evolve ways of working.
Coordinate with the Transformation Management Office on the cross-functional transformation dependencies and risks and their impact to Smart Planning.
Collaborate with cross functional stakeholders in Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Quality, Information Systems, Finance and Operations teams as well as key external stakeholders to influence and drive decision making.
Partner with Information Systems (IS) and cross-functional stakeholder teams to understand and facilitate data and technology integration that meets business requirements
Build connections and influence with global business and IS counterparts to represent North America and drive North America priorities and initiatives
Foster an inclusive project team environment, demonstrating Danone's leadership values and inspiring purpose for the project work.
Strong functional knowledge of supply chain, operations, and experience in S&OP, demand and/or supply planning, preferably in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry
Operational supply chain experience working with SAP technology platforms
Strong knowledge and experience with supply chain digital solutions, specifically with o9
Strong analytical capabilities, with the ability to digest complex data to solve business problems
Excellent written and visual communication, with strong capability to story tell through PowerPoint and other vehicles
Education and Experience (Requirements):
Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred
Minimum ten (10) years' experience required, preferably in CPG beverage/food supply chain
Experience in Sales and Operations Planning role(s)
Transformation project experience preferred, specifically implementing new technology enhancements and managing transformational process change
Consulting background a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to articulate the art of possible to lead and enable change
Ability to work with tremendous ambiguity, critically synthesize diverse information, excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Strategic and solution oriented; always focused on solving problems
Advanced analytics acumen and ability to translate results into action
Excellent stakeholder influencing skills and cross functional leadership
Program management, communication and change management fundamentals to easily facilitate cross functional projects
About us About Us:
At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Keywords: Danone North America, Broomfield , Senior Manager, Planning Transformation, Accounting, Auditing , Broomfield, Colorado

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