Head – Central Planning (For Sundaram Rubber Industries)

15 - 20 Years

Job Description

The position is responsible for the end to end of Planning in the organization. This position has to ensure that customer demand is converted into plans and met through operations team on time and in full. This includes ensuring effective demand planning, capacity utilisation in Plants, inventory management and ensuring adherence to production plans

Plan vs Actuals
Improvement in adherence to production plan
Plant delivery improvement
Ensure optimum capacity utilisation
Ensure optimum manpower utilisation
Achieve targeted rejection reduction
Achieve targeted efficiency improvement
Maintain Inventory (FG) days as per target
Ensure reduction in Slow Moving Inventory (FG)
Ensure Sales & Operations process compliance
Usage of systems e.g., RAMCO for faster turnaround

Annual, Quarterly & Monthly Planning
Prepare the annual plan in consultation with the Sales team, for the volume of products, OEMs, After Market & Exports in line with the overall company target
Ensure timely supply for the After-Market business, schedule adherence for OEM and Export business
Analyse optimal combination of sales plan and production plan to meet the market demand and requirements.
Develop and maintain a rolling forecast and drive the entire forecasting process for supply chain and operations
Prepare the Sales & Operations planning process guidelines and ensure compliance to the same.
Execute all facets of the Sales & Operations planning process to provide an optimum customer service level and working capital performance as defined by the organizations business operating plans and strategic objectives

Customer Demand Planning
Understand from sales team regarding customer demand, order booking, high contribution and critical orders.
Drive the modelling and analytics for forecasting and demand planning
Ensure historical data is analysed by the demand planners for forecasting the orders and the sales plan is subsequently validated by the sales team
Review the plans separately for OEM, After-Market and Exports
Identify excess capacities, SKUs and provide inputs to the sales team to push those in the market
Analyse supply and demand issues and facilitate resolution throughout
Ensure all necessary plans, schedules and data are regularly updated
Analyse actual market demand vis--vis the sales projections and provide inputs to the sales teams
Production Planning
Finalise the monthly and weekly supply plans in discussion with Production Planning based on current capacities and availability of equipment, material and manpower.
Review the requirement for Moulds based on demand and utilization of the existing moulds and provide inputs for procurement of new moulds
Allocate the supply plan in terms of mould plan, in-house production plan (plant wise, shift-wise) and outsourcing of mixing.
Improve plant capacity utilization through effective production planning
Liaison with the Production Planner for daily schedules and daily planning, and changes in the same based on priorities
Regularly monitor commitment adherence and suggest course corrections where necessary

Inventory Management (Finished goods)
Identify slow moving inventory and provide inputs to sales to push it in the market
Ensure appropriate maintenance of the inventory database so as to facilitate tracking when required.
Recommend and maintain optimal inventory levels in order to achieve customer satisfaction levels as well as mitigate inventory exposure

Manpower Management
Ensure that right man is used in right job
Identify skills required for each job, analyse the skill gap of each operator and organize necessary training to upgrade the skills
Support Personnel department for Total Employee Involvement & 5s in shop-floor

Documentation, MIS, Review & Analysis
Review forecast accuracy report, variance analysis and gap analysis reports on a regular basis
Review various MIS reports on Daily production, Sales achievement against targets, Sales order vs plan, Finished goods stock levels, order booking position, etc.
Lead the S&OP management reviews, review all data and metrics, guide decision making on issues, and escalate complex issues to the Operations Head
Ensure SAP updated regularly and accurately with data and information regarding planning

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components

Functional Area:Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance

Role Category:Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Role:Project Manager-Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance


Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


UG:Diploma - Any Specialization, B.Tech/B.E. - Mechanical

PG:Post Graduation Not Required

Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required

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Reference Id:SIRF-Planning

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