Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Sr. Analyst at Vallourec in Youngstown, Ohio

Posted in Sales 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Work with the short term to mid-term planning team to update and maintain the rough-cut capacity plans based on the demand forecast, compilation of historical demonstrated operating data and validation of forecast assumptions. Work with operating managers to validate data and to set mid to long-term production targets.

  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Finance to assure consistent development and alignment of all mid to long-term demand and supply plans. Interact with the demand planning manager to ensure that demand matches the capacity available.

  • Owner of the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process that integrates commercial demand forecasts with supply responses within a monthly planning cycle. Coordinate the agenda and presentation for the Pre-Executive S&OP Meeting, organize and provide meeting minutes, organize the follow-up actions for the ES&OP meeting and prepare the draft presentation.

  • Work with counterparts in Marketing, Sales and Finance to understand drivers of demand variation and determine the appropriate supply response in advance of presentation to Executive S&OP forum.

  • Responsible for maintaining the supply planning tool to manage mid to long-term forecast projections to best meet customer requirements while optimizing internal production flow/constraints and inventory planning goals.

  • Preparation and presentation of 5-Year industrial plan, including manufacturing flows. This includes reviewing the yearly 5-Year business plan and translating into the industrial plan. Working with operations at all Mass Production locations as well as the Service Organization for outsourcing.

  • Provide recommendations regarding supply chain policies (e.g., replenishment strategies for buffer stock, make-to-stock vs. make-to-order; target DOH and/or safety stock strategies).

  • Identify areas of continuous improvement to optimize service levels, inventory, financials, etc. overseeing the creation and implementation of mid-term supply plans across the manufacturing network and developing sustainable inventory control practices across the supply chain network.

  • Provide recommendations for upper management regarding resources needed to satisfy customer demands and ensure on time delivery.

  • Active member of the team dedicated to finding and qualifying outside finishing sources to increase capacity levels.

  • Identify and drive continuous improvement opportunities to streamline process and improve accuracy and efficiency within operations.

  • Use lean manufacturing practices and systems to reduce lead times, reduce inventory and maximize throughput.

  • Interview and hire staff as needed and supervise, train and monitor performance of direct report(s) within the department.

  • Develop programs/SOPs to increase efficiencies within the department.

  • Special projects, as needed.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong communicator with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical, reasoning, and leadership skills.

  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing planning, demand, and replenishment.

  • SAP/APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) Systems, a plus.


  • S., B.A. in Business or Supply Chain and 5+ years’ experience working in production planning, supply chain, manufacturing or a related field.

  • APICS/ASCM CPIM or CSCP certification, strongly preferred.


  • Change Management

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Analytical

  • Dependable

  • Sound Judgment

  • Teamwork

  • Adaptability

  • Accountability

  • Reliability/dependability

  • Initiative

  • Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback

  • Pride in performance

  • Continuous Improvement/Quality

  • Communication

  • High attention to detail

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