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Demand Planning Manager

Company: PPG Coatings Deutschland GmbH
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

As the Demand Planning Manager or PPG Protective and Marine Coatings USCA, you are responsible for forecasting and managing demand to support the business in US and Canada. In addition to using analytical software, you will ensure market intelligence demand information is appropriately factored into the outlook which allows the SBU to provide excellent product availability and elite customer service while minimizing the working capital investment. Key Responsibilities: Utilize SBU software to project sales history and customer information into a SKU forecast by warehouse location to enable product manufacturing according to net requirements. Work with PPG Sales Management and Marketing to coordinate new product launches and branding changes, development of S&OP forecasts, and address supply chain concerns. Ensure that accurate forecasting system parameters are set to deliver expected results. Work with the Inventory Planning Manager on parameter settings to align the demand planning parameters with the rest of the supply chain. Maintain various databases to provide information to individual accounts and update SBU Software and Scorecards. Lead various projects to reduce working capital and improve forecast accuracy. Work closely with zone managers to develop a deep understanding of their supply chain needs. Be actively involved in the S&OP / IBP process, identifying and implementing continuous improvements. Identify and participate in building future alignment and harmonization with the USCA Architectural Business Unit. Complete other duties as requested from the Business Unit Leadership to support business objectives. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations, or Supply Chain field is required. Minimum of 3 years’ of experience in demand planning and forecasting. APICS certification a plus. One year experience with SAP DP (Demand Planning) in the APO module or be able to quickly learn and operate the system. Strong Microsoft Excel and Access skills. Must have leadership and excellent communication techniques to evoke action from a diverse group, many of whom do not have a direct reporting relationship. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with SBU leadership regarding supply chain issues, options, and reactions. ABOUT US: Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday. PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™ Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter. The PPG Way Every single day at PPG: We partner with customers to create mutual value. We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference. We are “One PPG” to the world. We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets. We trust our people every day, in every way. We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable. We make it happen. We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly. We run it like we own it. We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities. PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com. PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

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