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 North America Planning Manager, Vendor Managed Inventory - Milwaukee, 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: Operations - Logistics
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: R21-9718 / Latpro-3823508 
Date posted: Sep-14-2021
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Job Description

  • Lead the development of the Distributor-Manufacturer Integration (DMI) program in North America. Collaborate with key business leaders to assess operational requirements and develop strategies to achieve the overall business goals set by both the Distributor and Rockwell Automation.  KPI's include Inventory Turns, In Stock %, Inventory $, % DMI Managed Lines, % DMI Supply Chain Visibility.  Lead performance review meetings with Distributor leadership.
  • Actively participate in developing, implementing, and supporting Rockwell Automation finished goods inventory replenishment strategies to improve the flow of product and information from Rockwell Automation supplying locations to Rockwell Automation Distributors.
  • In coordination with Sales, Channel Management, Order Services, EDI and Logistics, support the achievement of the DMI Requirements for Automation Appointment at all North America Distributors.
  • Enhance the planning model and work with DMI Software provider to implement additional functionality to drive continuous improvements and optimization of the DMI Planning tool.
  • Understand the basic inventory management functionality and VMI capabilities of business systems used by Distributors.  Coordinate knowledge sharing among business system vendors and Distributors on the VMI capabilities of their systems.
  • Provide support and process improvements in inventory management at our distributors to reduce overall logistics costs in the Supply Chain.
  • Manage the North America DMI planner and analyst development, including goal setting using PADR's and 70-20-10 plans.  Support career development and skill growth for team members and conduct annual reviews.  Provide coaching and critical feedback when needed.  Ensure team members have balanced workload, clear assignments and priorities. 
  • Collaborate with Asia Pacific and Latin America DMI Program Managers to drive to best practices for the DMI program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required - Preferred in Business, specializing in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or Business Administration
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations or Supply Chain with experience related to planning and inventory management.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems is essential, preferably SAP
  • Minimum 2-3 years of supervisory/managerial level experience.
  • Global business proficiency and understanding.
  • Interacts with the global team members well and is a team player

Desired Qualifications

  • Customer First mindset - this role represents the voice of our customers through close association and collaboration with our Distributors.
  • Strong leader, comfortable in leading cross functional and multi-cultural teams.
  • High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish and implement new approaches.
  • Possess well-rounded knowledge in Supply Chain, Materials Planning and Logistics.
  • Ability to manage several projects / initiatives simultaneously, utilizing time management and work prioritization.
  • Proven experience working in complex environments; and managing conflicting demands and expectations.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) to various levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in dealing with language and cultural barriers.
  • Capable of capturing and transforming an idea/concept into business opportunity and deliver positive results.
  • Capability to process large amount of data / information and make decisions.
  • Attract, develop, and retain talent. Ability to staff and develop a high-performing and motivated team responsible for interfacing with the business and distributors.


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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