The lead manager is responsible for performing planning and scheduling activities for assigned Operating Companies. Planning activities involve rough cut capacity planning, production scheduling and/or demand control activities. The lead manager is responsible for analyzing manufacturing capacity while identifying capacity constraints, overtime and future production requirements. The lead manager’s responsibilities also include developing and communicating a supply plan utilizing the corporate ERP platform. The lead manager must have knowledge of end-to-end supply chain processes to develop a schedule that balances supply tensions and satisfies manufacturing constraints. The position is required to assess supply and demand balance, identify abnormal demand and occasionally provide analysis regarding customer allocations. The lead manager must be able to analyze issues, develop and evaluate solutions, and communicate the most effective resolution to all stakeholders.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The lead manager will be able to provide capacity analysis and assess long term equipment requirements for the assigned area.
The lead manager is responsible for developing the supply schedule for finished goods and semi-finished goods where appropriate. The schedule should minimize brand changes and meet inventory stocking strategies while staying within staffing and equipment capacity constraints.
The lead manager is responsible for managing finished goods in accordance with safety stock strategies and shipping limit guidelines.
The lead manager is responsible for managing semi-finished good inventory to ensure stocking policies are met for assigned area.
The lead manager must have an overall understanding of work centers, output assumptions, changeover times, bills of material, and specification changes.
The lead manager must have an overall understanding of manufacturing processes, supply chain and brand planning processes.
The lead manager must possess a detailed understanding of the ERP planning tools.
The lead manager must be up to date and knowledgeable of brand projects including end of life cycle projects to minimize finished good write-offs. The manager must stay informed of upcoming events such as new brand launches or promotional activity to ensure cost savings and project success. The position will occasionally be required to lead and/or participate on teams that are associated with brand projects.
The position must have a working knowledge of direct materials for assigned operating unit.
The lead manager will communicate plans and/or findings across, up and down the organization.
The lead manager is required on occasion to track new brand launch performance versus expectations. Tracking analysis will include shipment patterns, machine performance, and/or material performance.
The lead manager is required to develop supply plans.
The lead manager is required to lead and/or participate on project teams as well as continuous improvement initiatives.
*High School Diploma or equivalent and 7+ years relevant progressive work
*Associate Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Technical, Business or related field and 6+ years
Relevant progressive work experience;
*Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain, Logistics, Technical, Business or related field and 5+ years
Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast paced environment
Strong analytical skills and the ability to present findings
Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate across, up and down the organization
Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems
Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change
ERP system skillset preferably SAP
Regular attendance at work
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Benefit Summary
Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
•401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
•Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
•Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
•Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
•Confidential personal financial counseling service
•On-site health clinics and fitness centers
•A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
•Health-care advocacy service
•Volunteer service opportunities
•Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
•Extensive training opportunities
Internal Number: 12582
About R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States.
R.J. Reynolds is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI). Reynolds American (RAI) is also the parent company of American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood Company, LLC), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., Niconovum USA, Inc., Niconovum AB, and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.
R.J. Reynolds employees are principled, creative, dynamic and passionate. They are proud of their company’s principled approach to marketing a controversial product. And, the company is proud of its employees’ determination to overcome business challenges, to always seek better ways to serve adult tobacco consumers and to be good corporate citizens.