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Job Title:  Demand Planning Manager

Requisition ID:  2511

Bellingham, WA, US, 98226

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Reserve Power applications, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

Organize, plan and manage execution of planning activities by the assigned unit, within the production strategy, corporate guidelines and agreed service levels, inventory and costs, in order to realize optimal delivery of products and services to customers against lowest possible costs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • (Co)develop and implement the plan, policies and objectives for the assigned unit and/or contribute to the development of strategy on a level higher. 
  • Ensure the formulation of sales and operations planning for the assigned part of the supply chain, balancing inventory and production capacity.
  • Ensure the development and management of inventory, production and material plans (supply plans), covering all activities of both internal and external parties and from short terms scheduling to long term planning within the supply chain. 
  • Attract, manage coach, appraise, and develop employees, ensure staffing, and stimulate talent(management).
  • (Co)develop and implement planning work processes, procedures, techniques and/or systems, evaluate bottlenecks and suggest and implement potential improvement
  • Provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses.
  • Build and maintain a network of internal and external stakeholders/partners and supply chain service providers and represent the organization.
  • Define, plan, manage, and coordinate assigned (portfolio of) projects and ensure execution and delivery. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Operations Management degree, or experience in a technical field along with at least 5-7 years of experience in planning/scheduling.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with Forecasting, Demand Planning, and Production Planning in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience. 
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • A proactive thinker with attention to detail.
  • Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.
  • Ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed expectations.
  • Knowledge of SAP, or other MRP/ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of configuration control
  • Sufficient planning, organizational skills, and attention to detail are required.
  • Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others, has exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of and experience with Lean manufacturing principles is preferred. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within an ISO quality plan is an asset.
  • Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others, has exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of and experience with Lean manufacturing principles is preferred. 
  • Extensive knowledge and expert level user of Microsoft Office tools e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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