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Planning Manager

Location: Plano, TX
Salary: $100,000 - $120,000
Job Type: Direct Hire

Main Purpose

  • Ensure an efficient supply of product to meet customer and business needs in the fast-paced, rapidly growing medical device industry.
  • Leads the team responsible for global supply planning and factory scheduling.
  • Champions the Neuromodulation S&OP process.
  • Develops people and SAP system processes (APO, SNP, ECC) to improve the supply chain processes.
  • Balances supply and demand, resolves constraints.
  • Think creatively, get out of the box and solve problems.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develops and grows a staff of supply planners and production schedulers.
  • Ensures team is educated on master scheduling concepts and practices and works to develop a structured business and system process to support master production scheduling.
  • Leverages and improves existing safety stock modeling to optimize service and minimize working capital investment.
  • Builds a scheduling process to optimize operational metrics and balance cost vs service.
  • Investigates existing systems (SAP) and business processes to create a service-focused planning and scheduling process that optimizes inventory and cost.
  • Leads the S&OP process.
  • Continues to develop the Supply Review process including expansion to the Financial Review.
  • Establishes monthly cadence for Product, Demand, Supply, Finance and Executive reviews.
  • Gains consensus cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to the supply plan.
  • Ensure high performance and success in meeting key performance indicators.
  • Service level metrics such as Line Fill Rate and Order Fill Rate.
  • Working capital metrics such as Inventory dollars and days.
  • Expense metrics such as freight, cost center spend and various operational expense metrics.


  • Minimum 1 year: CPIM, CSCP and Greenbelt certification highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years: Supervising or managing a team.
  • Medical device or other highly regulated industry.
  • Recent detailed experience with SAP APO DP, SAP SNP and/or SAP ECC.
  • Leading or participating in S&OP process, especially supply planning.
  • Master Scheduling including rough-cut capacity planning.
  • Collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions and presenting findings to a broader audience.
  • Minimum 5 years: Progressive responsibility for Supply Chain, Planning, Demand Management.
  • Planning and scheduling including detailed capacity and material planning
  • Managing and improving systems and processes including master data management.
  • Bachelorís degree and 7+ years of related work experience in Supply Chain, Planning and/or Operations.
  • The ability to travel as needed (up to 25%) both domestically and internationally

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