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 Global Backlog Strategist - Ladysmith, Wisconsin, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Management - General
Operations - Logistics
Operations - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-7221 / Latpro-3807948 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 54848


Location: Ladysmith - Wisconsin
Location: Mequon - Wisconsin

Job Description


  • The Global Backlog Strategist will be responsible for communication between key stakeholders within the Supply Chain team including working directly with OES Materials Planning and Manufacturing Operations to proactively manage backlog at a Product level with a goal of improving the availability of products to meet customer required dates and reduce expedite requests.

  • The Role is part of the Global Prioritization Organization within OES. The Global Backlog Strategist will have broad ranging responsibilities including managing product backlog globally.  This involves reviewing and prioritizing orders, responding to expedites or Delivery Improvement Requests (DIR's) placed by Customers, Distributors, and internal stakeholders.

  • The individual will report directly to a Supervisor of Customer Care and is expected to act as a Subject Matter expert in this role.


Functional Expertise

  • Determine and set appropriate priority for open order lines at a product level globally by utilizing planning information, input from BU, sales, and operations.

  • Review and process expedite requests or DIR activities, international expedites, and escalations at a product level globally.

  • Respond to escalation issues in a timely and professional manner; engage plant leadership or supervisor when appropriate.

  • Partner with the BU, sales, materials planning and manufacturing operations to provide proactive support for product shortages to reduce the need for customers to enter expedite requests or Delivery Improvement Requests.

  • Proactively identify product delays or impactful demand changes and take actions to improve availability.  Partner with Demand Planning, Materials Planning and Manufacturing Operations to ensure appropriate forecast and lead times are utilized.

  • Assist in the analysis and correction of all issues related to their area of responsibility.

  • Solve customer issues using a positive, proactive customer centric mindset.  Recognize and identify customer needs and respond with urgency.  Work with others to determine alternative solutions as required that meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Coach and train internal and external stakeholders to the GPO processes to enhance the customer experience.

  • Assist in projects as assigned by management staff.  Lead and provide periodic updates on assigned projects or other initiatives, as defined by Supervisor/Managers.

  • Responsibility for content of Standard Operating Procedures; provide changes to Quality Assurance/Global Competency organization for updating of documents.

  • Provide recommendations relevant to the improvement of policies and procedures.

Leadership / Interpersonal

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and independent problem resolution.

  • Lead effectively across functions and levels.  Manage the requirements of others not directly supervised to drive results.

  • Exercise good judgment and operate in a highly visible, high pressure environment.  Manage and prioritize multiple tasks and be responsible to meet commitments and deadlines and follow-up accordingly.

  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Drive engagement and demonstrate presence as a member of a global team with ability to operate in different cultural settings and working towards a common goal.

  • Generate ideas and solutions to resolve issues.

  • Make informed business decisions grounded in ethics.  Execute sound judgment and authorize exceptions in line with delegation of authority.

  • Monitor activities to ensure a consistent customer experience with every interaction.

  • Conduct tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14000, etc.), as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.


  • Professional/Technical Excellence

  • Innovation

  • Collaboration/Teamwork

  • Inspiring Trust

  • Adaptability

  • Customer/Partner Focus

  • Accountable for Results

  • Influencing and Energizing Others

  • Critical Decision Making


Bachelor's degree in business or related field, or equivalent


  • A minimum of 3 years of customer service and / or material planning experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management is preferred

  • Possess well-rounded knowledge in supply chain, materials planning, and logistics.

  • Proven track record in resolving customer issues through a customer centric mindset.

  • Exceptional problem solving and project management skills.

  • Expertise in SAP and other Rockwell Automation's business systems is required.

  • Familiarity with MS Office suite is required.

  • Working knowledge of web-based tools is preferred.

  • Excellent customer relations / service and telephone skills are essential.

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if appropriate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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