Reporting to VP of Operations, coordinated forecasting and production scheduling goals to support Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, R&D, and Operations. Served as liaison between VP of Sales, Plant Manager, and Operations management to monitor production scheduling, forecast business demand, control inventory, and plan new product launches. Analyzed, compared, and resolved disparity between plan, S&OP plan, and budget.
- Led implementation of S&OP planning process, coordinating and gaining buy-in from all management teams to establish critical benchmarks and measure progress. Successfully addressed the best use of critical resources by working cross-functionally and focusing on corporate objectives to achieve common goals.
- Implemented production planning based on 95% of actual capacity with a 10% variable allowance for R&D, meeting corporate planning goals.
- Reduced back orders from $25M to $9.3M over a 6-month period, and improving customer satisfaction.