Director of Planning


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WESCO | Anixter is seeking a Director of Planning; this role will lead the process design and blueprint of the future Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes. In addition, this leader will oversee and have responsibility of other related planning areas and capabilities such as the enterprise planning applications. This leader must understand the S&OP process, data requirements and routine scenarios needed at each step-in process to be successful, as well as have the business and financial acumen to drive improvement in the future process based on new capabilities.


  • Develop a strategy to ensure the optimal quantity and timing of inventory, defining planning processes and policies to communicate throughout the organization.
  • Work closely with the technical teams to drive the Digital Core/Blue Yonder Program planning team of business user experts to create the business process design and functional design documents to deliver an employee experience which builds confidence in the system, while delivering reliable and sustainable performance.
  • Quantify risk/opportunity and provide recommendations to leadership to deliver overall company financial objectives.
  • Development of demand forecasts across business units, partnering with sales leaders and the supply chain organization to optimize inventory movement.
  • Lead Planning team to provide reporting and data analysis to support business decisions.
  • Build partnerships with cross-functional leaders and customers to support goals and strategies.
  • Provide recommendations and options with respect to lifecycle management, cost strategies and optimizing stock levels.

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Blue Yonder/JDA Software experience required.
  • Application blueprinting and deployment experience
  • 7+ years demand planning and forecasting, replenishment, and inventory management.
  • Strong business and financial analysis skills.
  • Understanding of financial measurements including sales, gross margin, inventory turn and how to impact them.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

Additional Information

At WESCO|Anixter, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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