Demand Planning Continuous Improvement Lead

| Chicago

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
The Supply Chain and Procurement organization is a fast-paced and dynamic environment, delivering world-class communications equipment and solutions for customers around the world. Our purpose is to deliver exceptional value and customer experience through agility, speed, and collaboration. We plan what products and services are needed, source efficiently and ethically from a diverse supply base, launch new products, make and deliver solutions on time, and exceed customer expectations through outstanding quality, service and support. We are designed to bring value, lead technology innovation, and provide Motorola Solutions a competitive advantage on revenue, cost, cash, and delivery.
Job Description

The Demand Planning Continuous Improvement Lead will report directly into the Americas Demand Planning and Global Continuous Improvement Manager and will be responsible for ensuring global alignment of Demand Planning’s strategic projects and processes. This leader will be pivotal to ensuring demand planning’s 4 key objectives – cash, revenue, cost savings, customer experience – are achieved through strategic leadership and execution of process improvement.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Continuous Improvement - Develop strategy and lead programs to drive global adoption of best practices, innovations in planning while allowing for regional flexibility

  • Project Management - Accountable for high-quality integrated project management and oversight, ensuring that a comprehensive project plan is developed by the assigned owner and monitor their execution in line with key deadlines

  • Change Management - Leads and fosters the continuous improvement roadmap for the DP team and leverages continuous improvement tools to drive operational improvements 

  • Change Leadership - Ensures engagement of the cross-functional supply chain teams through strong communication and clear direction

  • Forecast Accuracy - Create and implement processes to achieve best in class performance

  • Demand Stability - Identify practices that cause gyration to the supply base and systematically resolve

  • Inventory and Excess & Obsolescence - Drive processes that improve collaboration with Supply Planning to achieve inventory targets

  • Sales & Operations Planning - Increase effectiveness of alignment process with Sales, Finance, Supply, Product and Engineering teams

In this role, key skills/knowledge/experiences will include: 

  • Strong experience managing complex demand planning projects

  • Experience documenting detailed processes

  • Success launching new process and leading change efforts across large teams

  • Ability to influence key stakeholders to adopt new processes

  • Proven track record of identifying process improvement opportunities and driving significant, tangible benefit to the business

  • Experience leading change across large cross-functional teams

  • Prior management experience a plus

  • Ability to interact with and present up to VP Levels

  • Experience working in a large, complex, global business

  • Core analytic skills to independently dive into an unclear area and make sense of it

  • This position is located in our Chicago office. Remote/flexible work environment is provided


Basic Requirements
  • A 4-year bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering, or other discipline. An M.B.A or other advanced degree is a plus

  • 5+ years of experience in a supply chain role and demonstrated track record of creating and implementing process improvements in the planning field


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
No


EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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