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Manager Supply Chain - Planning

Date: Sep 15, 2022

Location: Menomonee Falls, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Come explore our Manager, Supply Chain Planning role with Briggs & Stratton - where we have a Proud Past and Stronger Future. Take ownership for and lead forecasting and planning for aftermarket parts, as well as manage one team member. The position offers diversity in day to day work, interaction with various areas of the organization, and the opportunity to grow skills in data manipulation along with working globally. Located at our Menomonee Falls Distribution Center, with the opportunity to work remote two days per week. 

Position Description

Executes the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process in the business unit to optimize inventory and cost.   Identifies potential capacity constraints and partners to identify solutions. Executes training to extend the IBP process across international regions and new acquisitions.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads the Briggs & Stratton supply chain and operations planning processes to include Level II quarterly IBP planning and Level III monthly Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP).

  2. Leads the execution of quarterly, monthly and daily planning meetings or three IBP planning tiers (IBP, SIOP, and Daily Sales & Operations Execution (SOE).

  3. Develops and maintains metrics, trend charts and other reports for the monthly planning reviews Optimizes order lead time and minimizes freight expense

  4. Develops and implements plans to   minimize excess & obsolete (E & O) inventory. Liaison with Sales to create programs to sell or liquidate E & O 

  5. Liaison with the Process & Technology Center of Excellence (COE) to drive continuous improvement of the planning system

  6. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  7. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Advanced written, oral and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated  confidence and maturity to work with all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, flexible and easily adapt to evolving and fast-paced working conditions

  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines Proven ability to make fact-based decisions with a sense of calculated risk-taking Demonstrated success with solving problems strategically and ability to provide alternate courses of action Expert in SAP Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Logility or similar planning software, Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint

  • Fluent in English and the primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • At least 10 years progressive experience in planning or master production scheduling with experience in: sourcing, purchasing, and logistics

  • At least 5 years of leadership/management experience in a consumer goods or manufacturing company, preferred

  • Working knowledge and experience with resource planning systems (such as: Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics)

  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace and/or Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of: Low Cost Country Sourcing, International Logistics, Contract Manufacturing, Total Landed Cost and Total Cost of Ownership, INCOTERMS and trade compliance, preferred

  • Ability to travel domestically, as needed, on a minimal basis.



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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