ESAB Denton
  • 09-Mar-2018 to 09-May-2018 (EST)
  • Denton, TX, USA
  • Full Time




Position available at The ESAB Group, Inc. in Denton, TX to primarily develop, implement and maintain the company's demand planning strategies & policies with the goal of maximizing stock availability and minimizing inventory. Lead a team of demand planning analysts who support key activities for the North America (NA) operations. Manage finished goods availability by establishing and monitoring the demand forecast and ensuring correct and updated planning parameters while maintaining inventory levels which meet company targets.




  • Lead the NA Demand Planning function to establish, monitor and manage the demand planning for all finished goods sold globally.
  • Facilitate achievement of targeted product availability and improve demand forecast accuracy and fill rates. Reduce forecasting bias to accelerate sales growth and improve the customer's experience.
  • Manage the NA Demand Planning function by providing strategic, operational and day-to-day leadership ensuring achievement of targeted product availability and delivery performance by driving adherence to forecast/plan and managing shortages with manufacturing plants and external suppliers.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to improve the process for managing New Product Introductions through the creation of new procedures and other market analysis to improve demand forecast.
  • Monitor slow moving and obsolete inventory. Work with marketing, sales and operations to set up ongoing processes and procedures to reduce and then minimize slow moving and obsolete inventory on a permanent basis.
  • Monitor the impact of forecast error on inventory, demand forecast accuracy and fill rates such that business plans are realistic and achievable.
  • Ensure proactive communication of supply chain risks and opportunities to Senior Management, including shortages, NPI delays and capacity issues.
  • Responsible for various regional and global supply chain reporting and KPI tracking.
  • Ensures team members are adhering to ISO requirements.This position reports directly to VP, North American Operations.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Demand Planning, Engineering or related field or foreign degree equivalent.
  • 8 years of progressive work experience in inventory and demand planning management.
  • 5 years of work experience in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Certification and CPIM - APICS Certification.
  • Thorough knowledge and work experience with SAP.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% required (domestic and international, principally Mexico and Canada).
  • Employment subject to normal testing/screening


Employment Location:


2800 Airport Road, Denton, TX 76207 (Denton County)


ESAB Denton
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