The Distribution Center Production Planning Manager ensures the successful planning, coordination, and execution of the long and short-term production and labor plans for a 600K plus square foot Distribution Center flowing over $700 million dollars in inventory. The DC Production Planning manager provides end to end planning, guidance and communication to the DC Leadership team in order to ensure key performance indicators are met, production/staffing plans are created, and building flow is balanced to ensure exceptional customer service to the Home Depot Stores.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
35% Leads the production planning process and effectively partners with the leadership team to ensure DC has effective work plans, staffing levels, and resources to meet flow requirements, and achieve business metrics and goals. Creates production and staffing plan for the distribution center by adjusting the daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal production plans. Forecasts labor and equipment needs to meet production plan. Utilizes forecasting tools to create and adjust work plans between departments.
30% Ensures collaboration between departments by leading daily, weekly and monthly meetings with Operations leadership to plan, monitor and execute production plans by identifying and communicating plan variances. Adjusts plans as needed throughout the day, and ccordinates rapid adjustments of building resources. Identifies and elminates back logs by focusing resources in that area.
15% Educates and trains the leadership team on the planning process, tools, and resources available.
10% Partners with Transportation and Vendor Compliance to identify flow related opportunities including gate to gate, order day management, and inbound scheduling. Partners with building leaders to plan the daily inbound receipt flow in order to optimize building flow, sequencing, and balance.
10% Partners with Human Resources and leadership team to manage scheduled time off, cross training needs and vacation planning inputs for labor forecast. Partners with HR to plan all full time, part time and seasonal staffing needed to effectively meet customer requirements and achieve building goalsl and metrics.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position reports to DC General Manager
No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes which cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.
Operational Experience in a Mechanized Cross-Dock Distribution Environment
Knowledge of Manhattan Warehouse Management Systems and Mechanized WCS
Advanced Microsoft Excel and Access Skills
Labor management and planning experience
Ability to work a flexible schedule
Prior experience leading an operational area(s) within the Distribution Center
Experience utilizing forecasting and scheduling tools/software
Knowledge of process Improvement methodologies
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data
Knowledge of Retail Distribution
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Adaptability: Adapts to and embraces change with composure, resilience and perseverance in the face of constraints, high pressure, and adverse situation
Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience by translating and articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups
Financial Acumen: Utilizes fundamental concepts of finance to manage budgets, forecast costs, and provide information to account for the financial impact of decision-making.
Influence: Uses diplomacy, integrity, and tact to persuade others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their way of thinking based on clearly defined business reasons.
Business Analysis: Clarifies and resolves complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause and redesigning internal and external business processes.
Builds Relationships: Forms and maintains effective partnerships across organizational boundaries to share information, improve decision making, and leverage capabilities