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Manager, Network Optimization Planning USG
Chicago, IL

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials.

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Job Description

USG JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title:

Manager, Network Optimization Planning

Reports To:

Sr. Manager, Logistics

Department:

Logistics

# Direct Reports:

3

Location:

Chicago, IL

# Contractors:

0

Salary Band:

10

Exempt (Y/N):

Y

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager, Network Optimization Planning is responsible for directing the activities of the Network Optimization Supply Chain (NOP) team for 40 manufacturing plants, spanning multiple business units covering over $2B in revenue in the U.S. and Canada.

The Manager supports USG's strategic goals through effective and efficient modeling and capacity planning, including recurring model runs, ad-hoc analysis, and what-if scenarios.

The leader of this function assists in determining short- and long-range optimal manufacturing and warehouse network designs and capacity planning, across multiple business units and product families. The leader is a subject matter expert in the use of modeling software, and directs, leads, and coaches the team on optimized and constraint-based modeling scenarios.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Direct NOP, capacity planning, and network optimization activities.


* Leads the NOP team, managing a staff of analysts and planners, while prioritizing and coordinating department resources.


* Coordinates cross functionally with a diverse group of internal stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes for USG


* Lead complex cross-functional supply chain projects and initiatives.


* Collaborate with IT partners to provide subject matter expertise on data analysis and modeling requirements for Oracle ERP, Modeling software, and business intelligence reporting.


* Lead development and prioritization of modeling and capacity planning projects to support the overall business strategy.


* Champion adoption of Lean Six Sigma and Lean Management, by supporting green belt development, sponsoring projects, and leading continuous improvement events.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Required:

* Excellent leadership, people, and coaching skills.


* Strong analytical and decision-making skills, including the ability to identify and analyze problems, set priorities, and to recommend creative solutions.


* Capable of building strong cross-functional relationships and understanding needs of internal customers.


* Ability to think at a strategic level and translate strategic vision to actionable plans.


* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including the ability to manage and summarize data in a clear, concise manner at the appropriate level of detail.


* Strong project management ability and process development skills.


* Excellent organizational skills.


* Highly motivated and results oriented.


* Ability to handle multiple projects effectively.


* Experience with Microsoft Office products, advanced Microsoft Access and Excel user. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.



Competencies

Strategic

Critical Thinking

* Translates strategy into action
* Problem solving / analysis
* Planning and organizing

Focus on Customer and Market

* Understands customer needs
* Market / Industry knowledge
* Shares knowledge

Innovation and Growth

* Adopts new ideas and creates new concepts
* Entrepreneurship (calculated risk taking)
* Process Improvement

People

Inspires and Motivates

* Builds trust and respect
* Creates teamwork and recognizes and celebrates contributions
* Leverages diversity

Coaches and Develops

* Provides feedback
* Develops others
* Builds talent pipeline

Partnerships and Collaboration

* Communication and interpersonal skills
* External partnerships (customers, vendors and suppliers)
* Cross-functional / internal collaboration

Personal

Ownership and Results

* Accountability and initiative
* Performance orientation
* Judgment and decision-making

Learning and Growth

* Commitment to self - development
* Learning agility
* Change adaptability

Emotional Intelligence

* Resilience
* Sensitivity to others
* Stress tolerance

Education and Related Experience

* Bachelor's degree. MBA degree preferred.


* Leadership and cross-functional experience in supply chain management.


* Leadership experience managing teams.



Years of Experience

* 10 Years work experience


* 5 Years in supervisory role



Certification Requirements

* APICS CPIM, CSCMP certification preferred


* LSS Black/Green Belt preferred



EOE including disability/veteran

About USG

USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials.

Headquarters
USG
Size
6800 employees
USG

550 W Adams St

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