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SOP Manager Role

Company: Confidential Location: Connecticut
Industry: Management Commitment: Full Time
Contract Type: Direct Hire Practice Area: Technology
Compensation: Competitive Compensation Education: Masters

Our client is looking to hire a strong SOP Manager. This is a key leadership position, reporting directly to the VP of Supply Chain and Operations. This role will be challenged to build and implement a world class, global S&OP process across the enterprise to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, inventory turns and working capital.



  • This role will lead the global S&OP process.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive demand, supply, inventory, and resource requirements plan in both the tactical and strategic planning horizons.
  • Ensure all demand creation activities are included in the consensus demand planning, including promotions, pricing, and distribution expansion.
  • Collaborate with product development on new products to ensure new items and categories are included in the strategic S&OP plan.
  • Create and execute supply and inventory plans for direct import, domestic and global distribution channels.
  • Develop supply side sensitivity analysis to identify supply chain risks. Identify and execute risk management activities to ensure resources and reliable sourcing is in place to meet growth plans.
  • Manage product life cycle to include SKU rationalization, master data management and excess inventory disposition.
  • Lead the S&OP management reviews, prepare all data and metrics for review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented, guide final decision making on open items and trade-offs, and prepare escalations for executive review where appropriate.
  • Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key conclusion to stakeholders and perform follow up of the actions.
  • Review, recommend and implement appropriate planning systems.
  • Implement a complementary supplier S&OP process to effectively manage supplier delivery performance, capability, and risk.


  • 5 years finished goods forecasting / demand planning, and S&OP experience
  • BS Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Management – MBA preferred
  • Experience establishing and/or operating an efficient S&OP processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forecasting technology and ERP systems
  • Understanding of advanced supply chain concepts and their financial impact (inventory turns, cash flow and working capital)
  • Strong proficiency using PC based applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)
  • Consumer goods product experience in a high-volume national network and/or big box retail

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