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The Charter Group


Demand Planning/Inventory Control Manager

BBB Industries

iMPACT Placement, A Division of The Carter Group, LLC (251) 342-0999


Job Title: Demand Planning / Inventory Control Manager


Company Information:

BBB Industries, LLC, is a privately held, world-class manufacturer and distributor to the North American vehicle aftermarket. BBB's unique platform provides non-discretionary and application-specific aftermarket replacement parts, primarily remanufactured starters, alternators, brake calipers and power steering products, for virtually all domestic and imported cars and light and heavy duty trucks in North America, as well as for many power sport and specialty applications. BBB's core value proposition of providing "the right part, in the right place, for the right price" has made the company the supplier of choice for professional installers in North America. BBB is the unquestioned leader in the "Do-It-For-Me" ("DIFM") segment serving professional installers who make the majority of the purchase decisions.


For more information:

Location: South Alabama (Gulf Coast Region)

Reports to: VP, Purchasing and Supplier Development


Basic Function:

This is a new position within BBB Industries which will develop the Demand Forecasting Function to improve accuracy of the forecast allowing for improved order fill rates with lower inventory levels. Goals will include:

Analyze historical internal and external sales data, economic and environmental factors, and industry trends to identify demand trends and develop demand forecasts. Calculate the impact of new business on existing forecasts. Provide detailed information on future demand to Operations and Purchasing. Analyze inventory to optimize customer needs while conserving capital. Analyze raw material targets to support manufacturing plans. Work closely with Operations to reduce inventory through progressive management  techniques such as lean implementation and improved demand planning. Aid Purchasing in improving the overall supply chain function with special focus on reducing lead times and improving material availability. Future responsibilities may include staffing, training and leading the demand planning and inventory control function Assist IT function in selecting the proper software (bolt-on modules) to aid in demand forecasting and inventory control.


Minimal Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in an analytical field of study.


Experience & Requirements:

Years of experience are not as critical as the quality of experience. Nevertheless, a candidate should have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience in demand planning and inventory control in a manufacturing environment.. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Highly analytical with a passion for statistical analysis. Experience in high volume, lean manufacturing environment with a high degree of complexity. Experience in the Automotive Aftermarket industry is a plus. Ability to make timely, educated decisions in the absence of 100% of the data. Well versed in MRP systems. APICS certification (CPIM, CSCP) preferred.


Contact Information:

Jeff Wohlers

VP, Operations

The Carter Group & iMPACT Placement

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