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Supply Planner


Guardian Industries is a diversified global manufacturing company with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries. Through our Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance, energy-saving glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, our subsidiaries, and affiliates operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. (http://www.guardian.com/GuardianGlass)

Guardian’s North America Glass division is currently seeking an individual to fill the new position of Strategic Capacity Planner. This position will be based at the North American Division headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and is a key position reporting directly to the Supply Planning Manager. We hire individuals who are highly self-motivated and energetic, ambitious and career-oriented, flexible, quietly confident and competitive through teams and able to lead through influence. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Become the subject matter expert in Kinaxis Rapid Response for supply planning consisting of creating and evaluating scenarios for mid-long-term planning to support demand, validating data and planning assumptions, and working with the plant planning teams to ensure the system is accurate
  • Support the facilitation and implementation of the regional S&OP processes for Guardian Industries Glass group in North America
  • Track key metrics for the S&OP team to monitor effectiveness of process decisions
  • Partner with key process partners, specifically plant operations and planning functions, to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the regional S&OP processes and systems
  • Partner with Plant Supply Chain and Operations to understand and verify planning assumptions in Kinaxis Rapid Response and build out an executable long term supply plan to help understand what resources and constraints will be necessary in the future. Identify risks, opportunities, and capacities at each site as well as regionally
  • Partner with Demand Management to proactively balance supply and demand over the planning horizon in Kinaxis Rapid Response
  • Actively monitor key performance indicators at each plant as well as regionally to manage effectiveness of planning process, including production adherence to plan at the S&OP Family level. Lead appropriate actions in response to gaps outside of defined tolerance levels

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Kinaxis Rapid Response system experience, passion for data and analytics but also able to connect with plant operations and planning teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain or Operations Management focus preferred; other majors will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Supply Chain / Operations

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • 2-3 years of S&OP and / or supply planning experience preferred
    • APICS CPIM certification preferred

      Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

      At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

      Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
      Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
      This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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