Planner Lead for Operations area

Primary Responsiblity

Large Format Business WW Planner lead for GSB Operations. Responsilble to manage a broad range of moderately complex supply chain processes, including inventory analysis and planning, demand management, logistics management with a large or complex global business unit.


  • Act as a team or project leader providing direction to team activities and facilitates information validation and team decision making process.
  • Exercise independent judgment within generally defined policies and practices to identify and select a solution. Ability to handle most unique situations.
  • Identifiy opportunities for process improvement and recommendations.
  • Independently execute the demand and supply matching activities, connecting planning to execution, and identifying issues and their impact.
  • Gathers demand data from Regions, region and account managers to synthesize information using complex analyses, and deliver demand signals to the supply base to contribute to demand forecasting.
  • Coordinate with regional and global business unit planning teams to maintain and enhance the current business processes.
  • Review performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Contribute to priority projects and assists in developing recommendations.
  • Communicate requirements and guidelines to the regional and global business unit planning teams.
  • Mentor junior-level staff

Are you a high-performer? We are looking for an individual with:

  • Engineering and/or Business degree
  • Typically 4-6 years of experience in a supply chain function (Regional or Worldwide Planner)
  • Advanced user of spreadsheets and database management
  • Familiar or experienced with value businesses (preferably within GSB)
  • Exceptional understanding of supply chain processes (plan, source, make deliver).
  • Solid analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work, coordinate & align with regional counterparts
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • SAP Expertise
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology.
  • Clear knowledge of inventory analysis.
  • Ideally, technical knowledge of high value printing/production mechanisms

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