This Global process owner (GPO) role as part of the central Business Planning Improvement (BPI) team will provide process ownership for service supply chain planning and inventory management across our Service Business divisions.
A GPO evaluates, designs, executes, measures, monitors and controls business processes. The GPO works to ensure that business process outcomes are in harmony with an organisation’s strategic goals. They work collaboratively across all departments of the organisation to help improve the management of a business process. These professionals focus on the entire process from beginning to end, introducing innovation into the process that will impact results, enhance profitability, and assist the organization to consistently meet its business objectives and goals.
The Business Process Improvement team form part of the central Business Area Informations Systems group and there are many initiatives from the business this group supports, across multiple brands. Additionally the Global process owner is always encouaged to be innovative and is in a position to drive change as well as support business changes.
We operate in many countries so the role holder will also work with different cultures which is very enriching. As a part of a large parent company and within the specific business area there are opportunities to develop, grow and progress for successful individuals.
As part of the BPI supply chain team reporting to the BPI Manager Supply chain processes, you will be expected to lead/support the following:
- The successful integration of new acquisitions into the Global Supply Chain Model & Network with focus on Service specific elements.
- Creation, maintenance and release of documentation relating to service supply chain planning systems, processes, procedures and relevant training material
- End to End Service Planning Processes including planning issue resolution, small developments & projects
- Continuous improvement of the principles and processes for Best Practice of service supply chain processes (e.g. End to End Forecast process, Demand & Supply Planning, Inventory management etc) across the service Business Divisions
- Work closely with central Logistics group regarding the Logistics Strategy and support project initiatives driven from or through the logistics council
- Support and develop the Multi-branding spares strategy and implement solutions that align with current Service Logistics approach
- B.S. degree in Engineering / manufacturing or Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent preferred
- Relevant Previous experience:
- Minimum of 6 / 8 years’ experience in a similar position
- Must have worked in a global manufacturing / service organisation with a modern ERP application – ideally SAP but not essential
Knowledge areas/Skills (minimum level of knowledge to fulfil the role’s responsibilities):
- Ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a proven track record in delivering business process improvements within a global complex organisation. The individual needs to be comfortable in the dynamic atmosphere of a dynamic organisation operating globally.
- Candidate must be organised and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to design and implement, working to a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities.
- The individual needs to be innovative and able to think out of the box to solve everyday business issues.
- Strong presentation and communication skills
- Ability to understand business requirements and convert them into solution designs
- Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
- Knowledge of modern ERP systems (e.g. SAP ECC6, SAP APO-SNP/DP, MRP etc)
Other requirements (e.g. Language skills; competencies; expected travel requirements):
- English to Business proficient level
- Expectation of occasional travel within Region or Globally
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