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Sr. Manager, Supply Planning


Baltimore, MD, US

Req ID:  25241
Date:  Apr 7, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The Sr. Manager, Supply Planning ensures the timely supply of finished goods to meet customer requirements for consumer products across our network.  This position leads a team of managers and planners in the execution of our supply chain policies and network strategy. Responsibilities include inventory rightsizing policies; addressing capacity trade-offs; execution of action plans with Operations, Distribution, and Procurement; executive reporting on service exceptions and state of the business, and play a leading role in the S&OP process. Provide support to Sales on business growth, capacity assessment, and opportunities for improved profitability.  Supports Operations and the overall business by providing a long-term view of capacity and inventory requirements. This position plays a leadership role in implementing a vision of supply chain agility and collaboration while driving alignment with cross-functional partners such as Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Customer Service and Procurement.



  • Lead, mentor and motivate a team of regional managers, planning managers and planners.
  • Collaborate with the Sr Demand Planning Manager in the development of a mid/long term “game plan”
  • Lead the Supply Phase of S&OP Process.  Identify capacity constraints or risks, provide recommendations to close gaps and coordinate cross-functional execution
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the S&OP cadence, eliminating non-value-added activities and maintaining focus on a results-oriented approach.
  • Oversees inventory policies across distribution centers. Drive inventory optimization while maximizing customer service.
  • Support supply chain leadership in the development of the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Co-own service, inventory strategy and operating costs with Distribution to resolve gaps. Provide logistics requirement estimates for warehousing and freight operations.   Collaborate with Distribution and Logistics to attain replenishment plans and execution across distribution centers while optimizing freight cost. 
  • In support of the Supply Chain strategy, identify opportunities for continuous improvement as well as conceive and execute resulting projects. Quarterly / Yearly review of network capacity and execution to drive effectiveness of go-to-market strategy adjusting to business trends and dynamics



  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Consumer Product industry background preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Planning
  • Demonstrated strong cross-functional leadership skills
  • Must have strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail. Hands-on experience with ERP/ Demand Planning systems. Proficiency with MS Office a must. Experience with SAP and SAP/IBP a plus.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in related discipline.
  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred



  • Coaches and mentors a team of regional managers, planning managers and planners.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions;
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


  • Baltimore or West Palm Beach preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore