Manager, Forecasting and Supply Planning

Superior Group of Companies, formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.

Fashion Seal Healthcare®, HPI and CID Resources are signature uniform brands of Superior Group of Companies. Each is one of America’s leading providers of uniforms and image apparel in the markets it serves. They specialize in innovative uniform program design, global manufacturing, and state-of-the-art distribution. Every workday, more than 6 million Americans go to work wearing a uniform from Superior Group of Companies.

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Manager of Forecasting and Supply Planning is to plan demand and manage supply across Superior Uniform Group. You will work closely with the Global Supply Chain team and Operations to provide the best service to our customers, while maintaining best-in-class inventory turns. The Manager of Forecasting and Supply Planning plays a vital role in both day to day operations and engaging in mid to long range planning with a wide range of stakeholders across the business which will present many opportunities to contribute, learn, and grow with Superior.

The Manager of Forecasting and Supply Planning will be crucial in supporting the growth of the business and streamlining the end-to-end S&OP planning process. This requires partnership with cross-functional business, product master data & IT teams. Implementing and working with advanced planning systems (APS) (such as SAP APO/IBP, Logility, Anaplan, etc.) and data analytics solutions is a top priority, however the you must deliver this experience while identifying innovative business process solutions to optimize on cost and operational efficiencies for the company. This newly-created position will also manage an offshore planning support team.

The Manager of Forecasting and Supply Planning plays a vital role in both day to day operations and engaging in mid to long range planning with a wide range of stakeholders across the business which will present many opportunities to contribute, learn, and grow with Superior.

The ideal candidate is analytical, creative, IT-savvy and possesses the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and tasks and hold meetings with different stakeholders to drive processes forward.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and supports demand planning, supply planning and capacity planning for SGC products, fabric and raw materials across all its divisions and product lines
  • Develops and champions the S&OP Process for SGC at corporate level
  • Leads monthly planning cycles to collaborate and collect input from Category Management, Marketing, business leaders, Sales, Supply Chain and Finance to adjust the forecast and reach consensus with all parties
  • Manages demand forecasts for new product launches
  • Collaborates with sourcing and inventory management teams in optimizing inventory flow to reduce risk, eliminate constraints and decrease lead times on key items
  • Creates robust processes and implements industry best practices to drive forecasting accuracy and inventory control, with an objective to minimize cost and maximize customer experience
  • Participates in or leads projects related to data driven supply chain optimization, planning system improvements, master data strategy, process automation
  • Utilizes exceptional problem-solving and communication skills to influence business, operations and technical audiences
  • Drives data and analytic-driven decision making across supply chain teams & senior leadership
  • Communicates with all levels of management within the organization
  • Defines, create sand reports KPIs to measure the end-to-end health of supply chain planning & operations

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Industrial Eng., Supply Chain, Logistics or equivalent experience
  • Basic Supply Chain, S&OP Planning knowledge through work experience or coursework. 6+ years of professional experience in either of the following S&OP, Supply Chain Planning, Forecasting/Demand planning, and Logistics functions
  • Hands on IT solutions exposure to ERP applications (such as SAP, Oracle, MS Dynamics etc) and Advanced Planning Systems.
  • Highly Proficient in Excel, comfortable with large data sets

PRFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SQL a plus
  • APICS or SCM certifications a plus
  • Experience working in Consumer products, Apparel, Fashion and Retail industry desirable

COMPETENCIES:

  • Driving Results – Motivating individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountabilities, clarifying performance expectations, agreeing to high standards and measures, monitoring and reviewing performance, and providing timely and relevant feedback
  • Fact-Based Management – Viewing the organization as an open system, synthesizing information from diverse sources, coming to conclusions and making decisions that are rational and based on sound evidence
  • Coaching and Developing Others – Providing quality time and planned commitment to direct reports and providing processes and opportunities for them to understand their strengths and limitations in relation to a range of high-quality and relevant competencies
  • Leadership Communication – Generating a shared commitment to the organization, building morale and encouraging ownership of mission, goals and values
  • Process Management – Taking a systematic approach in contributing to making the company’s workflow more effective, efficient and capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment
  • Organizational Savvy – Gathering and accurately assessing information related to the organization’s formal and informal communication channels and power relationships
  • Delegating – Displaying strong awareness of when, how and to whom to delegate and clearly communication objectives, tasks, long-term benefits and expectations for outcomes in order to empower others to take greater responsibility
  • Team Building – Enabling and encouraging group members to work together to complete tasks and accomplish goals that individual members could not accomplish alone
  • Decisiveness – Tending toward taking calculated risks by making decisions and taking action, even in the absence of all information

 

**Along with a generous Compensation Package, the company offers an excellent Benefits Package, including Medical, Dental, a Defined Contribution Plan (e.g. 401(k)), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and a Flexible Spending Account.

 

 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Location: 10055 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772

Phone: 727-397-9611

Email: [email protected]

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It’s rewarding working at a place that gives back in so many ways. Superior Uniform is part of the Adopt-A-Shore program and has been hosting on-site blood drives since 1987! Participating in these activities really makes me feel like part of a great team.

I’ve been a part of the Superior family for six years… and appreciate all of the extras offered. Like an on-site Yoga class, a walking program and monthly wellness and nutrition seminars. It feels good knowing I’m important to the company as a person.

The average employee tenure at Superior Group of Companies is 15 years and I’ve personally been part of the Superior Group of Companies family for 14 years. I am delighted to work for a company that provides such great job stability for their employees.

I’m proud to be part of such a wildly diverse team of talent. No matter how different our backgrounds and skill sets might be, each of us is appreciated for our contribution to our common goals. To me, that is truly the meaning of teamwork.

Superior is a publicly traded company who does business nationally… but here I’m not just a number. The opportunity for career enrichment is unlimited and my ideas are taken seriously.

Fashion Seal Healthcare provides cutting edge uniform programs and image apparel for our customers. It makes me proud to be part of a company that continually strives for apparel innovation, and is recognized for it within the textile industry.

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