S&OP Lead

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping to shape the future of Mettler Toledo Safeline X-Ray Supply Chain during a period of rapid and exciting business change. Reporting directly to the Operations Manager you will form part of the Operations Leadership Team.

The purpose of this role is to develop and drive forward the planning function. The role will be pivotal in supporting the business growth plans through the development and implementation of an S&OP process. In addition the role will have responsibility to ensure that production plans maximise production utilisation and that adherence to these plans is tracked, monitored and actioned to ensure we delivery on-time to our customers. Moreover the role will monitor inventory levels to ensure that these are adequate to support business requirements and that action is taken to resolve inventory issues where required.

  • Maintain accurate capacity plans in the master data within SAP to ensure production plans are accurate.
  • Ensure the timely communication of production plans and changes to production plans to key stakeholders such as sales, production, and logistics. Through the creation of production plans, which aim to maximize capacity and ensure that the right part is available at the right time.
  • Oversee the planning team, providing coaching and guidance to the team through regular 121's and performance reviews.
  • Develop planning processes and governance including target operating model and use continuous improvement to drive efficiency
  • Establish and facilitate regular reviews for applicable KPIs, which are forecast accuracy, capacity utilisation, OTD and ITO KPIs. Where necessary create & lead improvement plans to establish root cause and drive corrective actions to improve performance against these KPIs.
  • Monitor supply chain/ operations performance and trends to identify risks to production plans and ensure that these risks are communicated to relevant stakeholders.
Provide "what if" scenario planning to the business when presented with production capacity and / or material supply constraints and coordinate activities with the relevant departments to implement resolutions.

What You Need to Succeed

         Educated to Degree level or equivalent

         Minimum of 5 years' experience in planning experience ideally gained with an automotive/ aerospace background

         Must have previous experience of forecasting within SAP

         Must have S&OP experience.

         Proven leadership skills within a production / operation environment

         Proven ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority

         Proven ability to manage all aspects of complex supply chains from end to end

         Experience in analysing and interpreting data

         Proven communication skills (written and verbal)

         Strong negotiation skills

         Highly IT literate (Microsoft applications, SAP etc)

Our Offer to You

Competitive Salary

Employee bonus scheme

Life assurance (Four times Salary)

25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

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