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Inventory Optimization Manager

Skillman, New Jersey; Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Inventory Planning/Control

Job Description

Requisition ID: 7836181116

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Family of companies is hiring for an Inventory Optimization Manager located in Skillman, NJ or Fort Washington, PA.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., based in Skillman, N.J., is one of the world's largest consumer health and personal care products company. Our consumer companies produce many of the world's most trusted brands, among them JOHNSON'S® Baby, BAND-AID®, NEUTROGENA®, TYLENOL®, MOTRIN®, and LISTERINE®. Each one of our consumer businesses embraces innovative science to create products that anticipate consumer needs and create experiences that help them live healthy, vibrant lives.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company is seeking a Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Manager whose primary accountability will be to manage short & long term inventory strategy leveraging the existing reports, tools & processes to determine the right inventory targets within NA Consumer and drive action across the businesses towards achieving those targets. This position will be responsible to define the right inventory targets, develop and drive implementation plans across NA Consumer and instituting the required business processes to ensure sustainable improvements to inventory are delivered to the business. This position will require an individual to consistently identify ways to simplify and enhance tools, reports and processes to optimize goal setting, tracking and governance processes.

This position will be responsible for both short term & long term inventory strategy (including SLOB) – and cross functional influencing across the NA Consumer Supply Chain organization to drive the strategy into action. The individual is responsible to use modeling & data to lead the Supply Chain with the objective of lowering overall inventory levels in the network while maintaining or improving customer service.

While developing the ideal inventory targets and implementation plan the individual will need to be able to influence peers towards driving action, coach & develop indirect team members on inventory in order to create a culture focused on inventory and to drive decision making aligned with the strategy defined. The individual will develop and conduct training on inventory processes and develop knowledge at all levels of the organization. The individual must be strong in navigating change management and adapting processes and tools across the NA Consumer network, considering the differences within each business and as the organization evolves. The individual must be agile and flexible to adjust course with a dynamic consumer business.

As the Inventory Optimization Manager, your primary responsibilities will include:
• Model & develop the ideal inventory levels & roadmap for implementation
• Partner with End-to-End Supply Chain Management leaders to develop models of existing supply chain networks and provide guidance in determining critical supply chain parameter assumptions
• Analyze optimization results and provide guidance/recommendations for inventory trade-offs & decisions
• Develop/oversee training program for user community on inventory modeling (SEIO & MEIO)
• Provide on-going support to users and improved understanding of inventory optimization concepts
• Influence acceptance and rate of change with senior leadership regarding optimization results
• Create a culture of engagement & deep understanding of inventory at all levels of the organization
• Actively engage in SAP/SmartOps user forums to shape next generation optimization functionality and logic
• Inventory reporting & inventory projection modeling (E2E supply chain & financial reporting)
• Manage NA Consumer SLOB & liquidation processes
• Use in-depth knowledge of inventory management trends, financial considerations, business strategies and future capabilities to develop and articulate the long term inventory strategy, vision and 5 year plan
• Lead efforts to educate stakeholders and the wider organization on inventory management process and strategy and links it to other functions across the JJSC organization
• Act as the Inventory Entitlement Modeling Business Process Owner & Subject Matter Expert – leveraging modeling tools to influence setting the right sized inventory targets considering E2E trade-offs.

• A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
• A degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management or Management Information Systems is preferred.
• A minimum of 8 years’ experience within Supply Chain or related field is required.
• A minimum of 3 years of inventory management/planning experience is preferred.
• Thorough understanding of production planning concepts and SAP/BW is preferred.
• Strong project management skills with a focus on change management is required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.
• Ability to be agile and flexible to adjust course with a dynamic consumer business is required.
• Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret large amounts of data are required.
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
• Strong influencing and communication skills are required.
• Must be able to understand details of data and to summarize concisely to present, share and influence at all levels of the organization.
• This candidate will be based in either Skillman, NJ or Fort Washington, PA, and may require up to 10% travel both domestically and internationally.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Skillman-
Other Locations
United States-Pennsylvania-Fort Washington
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
Job Function
Inventory Planning/Control
Requisition ID