Global Head of Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (m/w/d)

Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Kleinostheim, BY, DE, 63801

Company: Heraeus

Global Head of Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (m/w/d)
Location Kleinostheim
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of approximately 14,900 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


Your role and responsibilities:

  • You report to the EVP Quality & Supply Chain as a member of the Supply Chain management team and have SIOP responsibility over 6 global sites.
  • You act as an interface to our sales representatives and operational functions with a focus on:
    • Demand forecasting and management
    • Inventory optimization
    • Sales, Inventory and operations planning (SIOP)
    • Response and supply planning
    • Demand-driven replenishment.
  • Moreover you need demand sensing, statistical modeling, and machine learning algorithms to make accurate short-, mid-, and long-term forecasts.
  • You set inventory targets that are designed to maximize profits while leaving a buffer to meet unexpected demand.
  • Additionally you also deliver a cross-departmental sales and operations plan that balances inventory, service levels and profitability.
  • You optimize supply management with plans based on prioritized demands, allocations, and constraints such as production capacity.
  • You tame supply chain variability and improve material flow using techniques for demand-driven material requirements planning (MRP).


What is required for this role:

  • 10+ years of experience in the area of supply chain planning in at least 3 different companies and  knowledge in SAP Integrated Business Planning Processes, SIOP (SAP/R3, HANA) and Proven leadership across sales & operational functions
  • 5+ years of project experience with SAP IBP
  • Can lead a global team across multiple sites
  • Very good college or university degree. Preferred field(s) of study: Information Systems, Business IT, Software Engineering
  • Profound understanding of planning processes and their functional implementation in SAP. Understanding of different planning horizons and integration points between demand, inventory, supply and production planning and their integration into execution
  • Very good communication skills with different stakeholders like business responsible, IT and end-users. Analytic thinking and a structured approach to problem solving
  • Native German and excellent English skills