Teknor Apex

  • Demand Manager

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    The Demand Manager will be accountable for Americas PVC Demand Forecasting & Management, Americas PVC Finished Goods (FG) Inventory Management, and managing our global S&OP Process.  Effectiveness of this role will be measured through improved FG forecast accuracy, optimized inventory, and improved demand fulfillment.   Critical to the success of this role is the ability to influence a cross-functional & inter-regional group of stakeholders, including commercial, operational, and supply chain functions in all regions.   This position reports to the Sales Director, PVC.

    • Demand Forecasting & Management
      • Manage a regular (monthly) PVC forecasting process at both the detail and aggregated level
      • Analyze trends and historical sales utilizing advanced statistical techniques to drive continuous improvements and configure the forecasting process to be more flexible and customer-centric
      • Establishes and maintains forecast performance measurement and evaluation
    • FG Inventory Management
      • Regularly monitor & manage inventory levels and plant production towards FG Forecast requirements, identify gaps, and work with Business Team and Plants to establish alternate supply options
      • Analyze trends and historical sales against forecast models to identify opportunities to improve FG inventory positions to meet customer demand requirements
    • S&OP Process
      • Lead the S&OP process, and participate as the demand owner to enable demand-supply balancing analysis
      • Review and assess risk to supply and demand variability and identify opportunities to manage and mitigate risk
      • Consult/communicate regularly with functional teams including buyer planners, sales, marketing, operations, finance, and customer service to obtain/share relevant data and insights & facilitate more informed & dynamic decisions
    • Implement Supply Chain KPIs to improve reporting and highlight areas of improvement related to inventory levels, order execution, forecast accuracy, and others as required by the Business Team
    • Effective communication skills to lead & communicate forecasting process to cross-functional stakeholders, including business managers and senior management
    • Compliance with all policies, procedures, and rules as established.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Four-year college degree
    • Professional designations, such as APICS certifications in Supply Chain Management a plus.
    • Eight to ten years’ of progressive managerial experience requiring strong analytical skills and work across functional areas is required.
    • Some sales & marketing and/or supply chain experience a plus.
    • Work is substantially complex and varied, and requires the selection and application of technical and/or detailed guidelines
    • Ability to review multiple data points to draw conclusions and make decisions – strong analytical skills required
    • Proficiency in ERP/MRP/S&OP systems
    • Strong knowledge  of MRP/Planning
    • Strong sense of urgency and responsiveness
    • Strong mathematical aptitude and spreadsheet skills
    • The ability to think logically through a problem and communicate complex concepts clearly
    • Interpersonal skills to work productively and collaboratively on multi-functional teams
    • Ability to perform in a team environment as well as individually, along with a sense of urgency, tenacity and self-motivation
    • Ability to work & influence across cultures & regions to achieve a common goals
    • A bias toward best-practice and action

    Travel: Up to 25% in North America


    Our best performers possess the following core competencies: Product Knowledge * Industry Knowledge * Analytical Thinking * Relationship Building * Planning & Organizing * Information Management * Impact & Influence * Interactive Communication * Project Management


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.


    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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