Expert Chain Planning Specialist – Capacity and Lifecycle Management

Expert Chain Planning Specialist – Capacity and Lifecycle Management

The Clarks Group

Posted 5 months ago

Expert Chain Planning Specialist – Capacity and Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management is pivotal to the successful development, launch and retiring of company’s products. A successful Product Lifecycle Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; is dynamic, driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in program/ project management; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment and is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts.

The successful candidate will support the New Product Development plan for assigned key/priority products, in:

  • Driving launch readiness with marketing engineering, operations and sales teams.
  • Communicating system requirements and schedules to facilitate technical readiness with cross-functional supply chain teams.
  • Influencing product manufacturability, testability, and supply chain responsiveness in pursuit of high service levels and maximum flexibility.
  • Responsible for all supply chain new product activities associated to assure a flawless launch execution.
  • Providing recommendations to optimize the Supply Chain strategy especially as part to of inventory management and business continuity (e.g. where to build products).
  • Leads the cross-functional planning team and manages the development, roll-out, and implementation of new product introduction into Operations.
  • Ensures alignment of launch forecast with finance and the budget, marketing and brand leaders, and sales teams.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for process improvement and cost reductions opportunities.  Owns the product End of Life process minimizing component and finished goods obsolescence.
  • Develop and lead tactical reporting and presentations cross functionally each week.  Consolidates and standardizes inputs to the weekly TAC meetings


The successful candidate will also have a support role in the following:

  • Provide business requirements for “Business Dashboards” with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and support company capabilities to measure and report them in an accurate, timely manner e.g. sku productivity analyses.
  • Support medium to long term target service levels for assigned products.
  • Manages relationships with outsourced partners and suppliers, including setting expectations regarding delivery performance.
  • Planning capacity and managing component readiness to ensure part availability for product launch.



  • US products
  • Cross functional engagement within Planning and between Operations, Marketing, Product Engineering and Finance.


Should you have experience within these fields of expertise, please forward your resume and salary expectations directly to  OR






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