Akron, Ohio

Director of Demand Planning and Supply Planning

Director of Demand Planning and Supply Planning


Remote (50% travel)


Ref No: 1323


Get ready for a game-changing opportunity! Our team is partnering with a dynamic $500M plant-based beverage manufacturer, and they’re about to kick off an incredible supply chain transformation. They’re looking for an exceptional Director of Demand- and Supply Planning to lead the charge and make their centralized end-to-end planning model a reality. As the perfect candidate, you’ll have the chance to work remotely while traveling up to 50% of the time. It’s a high-impact role that will challenge you in all the best ways, so don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to make a real difference in the industry!


Scope of Responsibility:

  • Design, implement and manage the process and team responsible for demand planning, supply / inventory planning, capacity planning and S&OP.
  • Drive relationships across a network of internal plants in order to effectively plan inventory levels to satisfy demand.
  • Remain current on best S&OP / IBP practices, and work to implement and continuously evolve the overall process to meet current and future business needs.
  • Evaluate, select and drive implementation of a planning tool to support the process.
  • Cross-functional collaboration across the organization to drive projects that will improve forecast accuracy, reduce inventory, support new product introductions, and ultimately drive product availability.
  • Protect the financial performance of the strategic business units by identifying potential supply chain issues and recommending improvements.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for improvement throughout the supply chain.


Background Required:

  • Highly energetic individual with at least 10 years of supply chain planning experience, including solid forecasting / demand planning and/or supply planning / MRP background.
  • Experience driving a successful S&OP / IBP process.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills are a must.
  • Experience moving from a manual / Excel-based environment to implementing a formal planning application such as John Galt, o9, Logility, Kinaxis, etc.
  • Bachelor’s required.
  • Proven track record of success in similar role.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%.

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