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Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Manager

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Ohio, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Our team members are at the heart of everything we do. At Cencora, we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures, and every person here is essential to us being able to deliver on that purpose. If you want to make a difference at the center of health, come join our innovative company and help us improve the lives of people and animals everywhere. Apply today!

What you will be doing

The Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Manager is responsible to lead and collaborate on the design, development, deployment of tools and strategies that will enable more effective data-driven decision making. This role effectively works within a matrixed environment to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain initiatives related to inventory management & forecasting.

  • Manages inventory related solutions applying analytical tools, business processes, policies/procedures and systems in order to accomplish various business objectives.
  • Use inventory, sales, and production data as well as market trends to predict future market conditions and demand for products.
  • Evaluates business processes and designs, develops and implements improvements that reduce cost, improve effectiveness and improves the quality or magnitude of the end result.
  • Interacts extensively within the Sales & Marketing department, Portfolio Mgmt department, Supply Chain Management department and other internal departments throughout the organization in order to provide information, resolve issues, and to support cross functional projects; rapidly detects and corrects problems ensuring root cause of issue has been addressed.
  • Operates as the primary contact between departments and IT to facilitate the delivery of business intelligence solutions.
  • Works closely with IT project managers and operations to coordinate cross-functional project activities and ensures deliverables are accurate and meet customer requirements.
  • Trains others in the solutions designed to carry the process in the Operate and Maintain mode. Collaborates with team members in order to continuously look for opportunities to improve processes and procedures and documents those enhancements.
  • Ensures reporting capability and training to ensure data accuracy and integrity of managed information.
  • Responsible for taking ownership of the process and being accountable for data management; provides support for departmental projects and reports related to data management.
  • Establishes exception reporting, researches data discrepancies and takes corrective action as appropriate.
  • Develops decision support models supporting policy decisions in the supply chain activity.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

What your background should look like

  • Requires broad training in fields such as supply chain, business administration, finance, sales, marketing, IT or similar vocations generally obtained through completion of a four year bachelor's degree program or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Normally requires a minimum of five (5) years direct progressively responsible experience with strong analytics and reporting experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience with SAP
  • Experience with business intelligence tools, capabilities, and best practices
  • Ability to interpret trends through general informational reporting expertise in common tools used in joining and mining large databases for directional analytics.
  • Exceptional business planning, analytical, and conceptual skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to communicate with customers, associates and management; solid teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record for building cohesive and effective relationships; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with SQL and VBA with an understanding of data modeling and data management.

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: Amerisource Health Services, LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.

Cencora is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the employment process which are consistent with legal requirements. If you wish to request an accommodation while seeking employment, please call 888.692.2272 or email We will make accommodation determinations on a request-by-request basis. Messages and emails regarding anything other than accommodations requests will not be returned