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Berry Global Logistics Planning Manager in EVANSVILLE, Indiana

Overview

Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com.

The Logistics Planning Manager (Warehousing) will be in-charge of managing the $20+Million Annual Spend on Warehousing of the Division through developing and implementing strategic initiatives like warehouse foot print optimization and consolidation, floor layout improvements, development of a robust inventory location systems, drive efficiency in the receiving and put-away processes, material handling safety procedures, implementing Dock Manager, KPIs, and developing talents. This role will be responsible for establishing strong standards on warehousing practices across all Plants for the Division. With the guidance and leadership of the Logistics Director, VP Supply Chain, and VP Operations, this role will be co-creating and executing the Warehouse Footprint Optimization Strategy. This role will be reporting to the Logistics Director.

Responsibilities

  1. CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT – Collaborates with the Plant Warehouse/Shipping Managers to find better ways of doing things with the goal of shipping more products out the door the most cost-effective way. Ultimately ensures customers are serviced on-time and full

  2. PROBLEM SOLVING / RISK MITIGATION – Sudden surge in inventory happens as a result of demand and supply imbalance. This role is a key resource to provide alternative solutions and pulls resources to ensure timely execution. When storage space requirement is seasonal, this role develops strategy to ensure cost effective warehouse solution

  3. WAREHOUSE LAYOUT IMPROVEMENT – Collaborates with Plant/Shipping Managers to develop the optimum warehouse layout and material handling procedures to ensure smooth flow of materials and maneuverability. Analyses and recommends optimum man-machine mix to drive highest level of productivity.

  4. WAREHOUSE CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS PLANNING – Collaborates with the Supply Chain Directors/Managers in determining warehouse space requirements based on S&OP forecast. This is to ensure warehouse space is available ahead of the inventory pre-build to avoid last minute and costly storage space leases.

  5. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI) – Develops and implements key performance indicators and scorecards on Warehouse effectiveness and efficiency.

  6. COACH AND MENTORSHIP – As needed, helps coach and mentor new employees aspiring to build career in Logistics. Ensures pipeline of talents and develops strong back-up for this role in the future.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or extensive equivalent experience

  2. 10 or more years of experience in Warehouse Operations at multiple level in the organization

  3. Strong analytical skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  4. Advanced planning tools and systems experience (e.g. JDE, WMS, TMC and the like)

  5. APICS certification preferred but not required

  6. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment

  7. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  8. Must be willing to travel when required

  9. Possess UFAA (United, Focus, Accountable, and Agile) leadership behavior

  10. Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally

  11. Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills

  12. Customer focused

  13. Proven analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

  14. Commercial and financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of failure in terms of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment

  15. Excellent attention to detail skills

  16. High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management •

  17. Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Warehousing Management System, Optimization Modelling, and the like

  18. Advanced Excel user

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Location US-IN-EVANSVILLE

Job ID 2021-8848

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Supply Chain

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