Avalon’s team of supply chain consultants has a long and successful track record of helping clients drive significant performance improvements in these key areas of Supply Chain Planning. We are looking for motivated, self-driven leaders who are energized by team success and interested in joining a firm that values its culture and people as its biggest strengths.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in Supply Chain Planning projects, operations assessments and/or transformations.
  • Assist in managing forecasting, planning and inventory optimization activities for raw materials, MRO and finished goods inventories.
  • Implement forecasting, planning and inventory optimizations tools
  • Participate in the development of best-in-class assessments and process implementations from spend analyses to total cost analyses.
  • Identify client opportunities, author client deliverables and present findings at the senior client level. 
  • Work collaboratively with client personnel leveraging their resources and knowledge to achieve project goals and complete deliverables on time. 
  • Provide clear and concise status updates and assist the leadership team with managing project risks.
  • Continuously improve professional skills through a variety of Avalon and external training courses. 

Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of work experience in production planning, inventory management and demand planning
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Inventory Management. Demonstrated expertise in detailed analysis of inventory data, establishing inventory targets, and achieving inventory reduction
  • Demand Planning. Hands-on experience with statistical forecasting, forecasting metrics, and working with sales and marketing organizations to create a consensus forecasting processes
  • S&OP. Hands-on experience with data analysis, data evaluation and consensus-based decision-making through a collaborative system and process
  • ERP/MRP Remediation. Buyer, demand planner and production planner process understanding, shop floor and master data management
  • Master Scheduling, Capacity Planning. Experience with ERP based modules and system set up
  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, logistics or industrial engineering
  • APICS certification such as CPIM is a nice to have
  • Must have experience with ERP advanced planning modules such as SAP APO or equivalent
  • Must have experience with ERP forecasting modules or forecasting software

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