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Business Process Owner- S&OP (m/f/d)


Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications as well as one of the world’s largest producers of automotive plastic trim products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian is a whole-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, one of the largest privately owned businesses in the US.

We are currently hiring 

Business Process Owner – S&OP (m/f/d)

The position can be based in Poland, Germany, Spain or the UK.

 What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Functional Business process focus for Sales and Operations (S&OP and S&OE)
  • System functionality enhancements - Kinaxis / RR and others that might integrate with it to support the process
  • Coordinate system testing, process, and new functionalities training
  • Definition of standard reporting/KPI-Dashboards to support process and decision making across the globe
  • Best practices definition and implementation with regional teams
  • Interaction with other workstream on new requirements/system development when required
  • Engagement on new ERP Implementation (M3) on area impacting Kinaxis / RR
  • Support regional operating teams/individuals to ensure understanding of business process, proper application of the system functionalities, innovation, and waste reduction opportunities
  • Identify and bring best practices back to regional teams to enhance process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist regional organization on process execution through benchmarking and identification of best practices, new system development, functionalities enhancements
  • Be the reference to drive new system enhancements/ requirements that will support Sales and Operations Planning and Sales and Operations Execution activities (including but not limited to Demand planning process, Supply planning process – Production and inventory Planning)
  • Interactions with Business Analyst (BA) and Developer on system related issues/implementations
  • Understand data availability, reports, data required for the proper business decision and measurements

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a relevant education field
  • Fluent English Language skills
  • Sales and Operations Planning/ IBP business process knowledge and capability to identify business needs
  • Customer Focus and ability to interact with different streams and different levels in the organization to ensure best solutions for the business 
  • Ability to prioritize activities and work with minimum level of supervision, making decision 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Organizational skills, consultative ability, open for challenge 
  • Strong communication skills (large team facilitations and training)
  • Kinaxis, Infor M3 and other ERP systems for order management is a plus 


This position considers that you might have to work with flexible working hour considering the global scope and travels might be required potentially up to 30% time in certain periods. ERP project eventually might intensify that in given periods.


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