Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.
When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.
At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.
This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.
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 experience; or
Associate Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Technical, Business or related field and 6+ years with relevant progressive work experience; or
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
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.
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
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..
Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.
We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.
Internal Number: 13843
About Reynolds American
Reynolds American Inc. is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are rede?ning the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century. Our companies have a diverse portfolio of innovative products for adult tobacco consumers. These products are the collective vision of our scientists, researchers, marketers, and business development teams. They are designed not only to address the new tastes and preferences of adult tobacco consumers, but also to rede?ne what it means to enjoy tobacco.
Reynolds American Inc. is the US parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Co., Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Niconovum AB and USA, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, RAI Innovations Company, Kentucky BioProcessing Inc., RAI Trade Marketing Services Company, and RAI Services Company.