Senior Manager, Demand Planning & S&OP

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the oversight of the Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) function.  Will manage the execution of demand aggregation, forecasting and the management of an excess and obsolete inventory program through collaborative engagement with cross functional teams. This position leads the monthly demand review process to deliver a demand plan across functions and locations for the SIOP process.

Expectations & Accountabilities...

  • Lead team of demand planners with responsibility for ongoing performance and development plans.

  • Accountable for developing the SIOP process and for the successful rollout and implementation.  This includes developing, monitoring and reporting key performance metrics including forecast accuracy and inventory levels.

  • Oversee software that serves as the demand model for our ERP system. Help identify forecast risks and develop effective risk mitigation plans.  Document the assumptions incorporated in the demand plan and validate past assumptions.

  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders across the organization to create proactive dialogue and action to respond in ever-changing environments such that supply to customers, and inventory are optimized.

  • Act as the operations contact to coordinate activities to reduce excess inventory, rework projects and disposal of excess and obsolete product with a goal of optimizing storage space and inventory quality.

  • Note variances in supply versus demand; identify areas where products are out of balance and proactively recommending options/scenarios to align across functions/locations.  Assist the organization to identify potential capacity constraints based on projected demand.

  • Drives process for developing the monthly consensus volume demand plan for the planning horizon, reconciling with the sales outlook, and understanding the upstream impacts.

  • Analyzes trends, statistical models, sales plans, delivery history, customer input, and other drivers to develop and improve the SIOP process.

  • Assumes leadership responsibility through a matrixed structure to lead, offer opinions, give direction, and seek input from stakeholders.

What you'll need to be successful...

  • 8-10 years of work experience in demand planning, supply planning, supply chain, or operations experience.

  • Experience leading process improvement initiatives.

  • Advanced proficiency of MS Office tools with a focus on Excel.

  • Disciplined Execution — ability to hold the team accountable through daily execution to the plan. When required, be able to dive into details to ensure operational success.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) across multiple levels of the organization.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to efficiently multi-task, prioritize, and delegate.

  • Strong Financial Literacy — knowledge of financial principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

  • Organized and able to balance multiple priorities and projects.  Able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize and achieve positive results.

Qualifications that will set you apart...

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in a LEAN / 6Sigma environment.

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis experience including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs.

  • Balanced experience in planning and operations

  • Knowledge of Oatey industry and markets.

  • APICS / Supply Chain certifications (CPIM, CSCP) preferred.

Education and Certifications...

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in supply chain management, business administration or operations management, or equivalent experience required.

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion