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Production Planning and Logistics Manager


The primary mission of the Production Planning and Logistics Manager is to be accountable and responsible for monitoring and initiating actions to ensure adequate raw material and finished goods are available at all BEA Inc. warehouse locations to satisfy customer demand. This includes tracking goods through the value stream and adapting to priority shifts based on customer demand. The role will be responsible for continuous improvement of our inventory monitoring system and for developing policy, procedures, and best practices for managing BEA Inc. materials in an expanding environment. Planning activities will include developing and maintaining MRP and inventory planning systems to provide visibility into the BEA Inc. supply chain for the purpose of accurate lead times and to identify bottlenecks. The role will operate as an Ideal Team Player and work cross-functionally and globally to solve inventory availability and new product launch opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the BEA Inc. supply chain to meet internal and external customer demand while achieving global financial inventory KPIs
  • Submit expedite or delay requests to vendors and ensure the execution of these to balance inventory load appropriately through the supply chain
  • Assist with maintenance of Microsoft Dynamics ERP (i.e. part number creation, BOM creation, special field maintenance and upkeep) and develop standard work to ensure accurate and complete data is available in the system.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy within ERP on daily basis (i.e. movement journals, BOM journals, serial number upkeep, warranty scrap clean-up, transfer journals, serial number troubleshooting, clear negative quantities), root cause any errors and poka-yoke the processes that created them
  • Work with global counterparts to balance the needs of all business units and proactively solve supply constraints and/or overages.
  • Perform root cause analysis and implement CAPA for any supply chain failures
  • Drive regular continuous improvement activities utilizing Lean, Six Sigma, and/or other continuous improvement methodology
  • Manage all planning and execution of physical inventory counting events. Travel to VOMI sites as needed (<5% Travel)
  • Support special projects related to operations

Required Skills and Qualifications for the Production Planning and Logistics Manager:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations, Supply Chain or related field
  • 7+ years of Inventory Control, Production Planning, Supply Planning and/or Production Control
  • Proven use of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other continuous improvement methodology to drive positive change
  • Proven ability to develop actionable reports on inventory values, capacity, and product availability
  • Ability to operate strategically as well as to deeply analyze large data sets and draw conclusions
  • Expert level proficiency with an ERP System (Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP or other)
  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Strong problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Well-developed data mining and manipulation skills
  • The position requires flexibility, adaptability, and the capability to work within an environment of shifting priorities to meet business needs
  • Experience maintaining a positive and productive mindset within high-pressure and time-sensitive supply chain situations
  • Professional communication skills and experience with global customers and colleagues presenting and collaborating with all levels of an organization (Front Line Worker to Executive) including:
    • Proven successful cross-functional communication and project execution
    • Proven problem-solving experience in a group atmosphere across multiple departments
    • Experience navigating complex professional environments in a highly matrixed organization to achieve goals

About BEA Americas

BEA Americas delivers sensors, solutions and accessories for activation and safety in several market segments including pedestrian and industrial automatic doors, vehicle gates and barriers, transportation, security and retail sensing applications.


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