As the Senior Program Manager for Integrated Business Planning (IBP), you will be responsible for facilitating a culture, and processes that enable the execution of IBP within the Neurovascular Business Unit (BU); this requires acting as an influential change agent between the business, the functions, and the regions to proactively help to manage a global business to the benefit of our customers and financials. This is a newly created and highly visible role with the opportunity to impact the Neurovascular BU globally.
Use your effective communication skills to interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate and drive results.
Use your network building skills to build connections with other teams and divisions, coordinating cross-functional collaboration.
Use your skills to lead strategy development and provide guidance to teams. Drive effective coordination and focus of work toward goals, prioritizing and leading to success.
Bring your recommendations to stakeholders, senior management and their teams to positively impact the P&L.
A Day in the Life
Ensure an integrated view across business, functions and regions:
Align growth, innovation, cost and service level commitments
Align Financial goals: free cash flow, revenue growth, operating margin and AOP commitments
Develop mutually agreed upon performance metrics that reflect wholistic view for IBP performance
Align operating mechanisms – from strategic planning to AOP to Quarterly/Monthly/Weekly mechanisms to achieve all.
Determine goals and metrics specifically tailored to business segment (e.g. growth business versus manage-for-earnings)
Drive the implementation of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for Enabling Technologies, ensure improved rigor and co-ownership between the functions, business and regions
Benchmark key performance metrics with relevant competitors and identify new levers for efficiency and effectiveness
Implement IBP operating mechanisms to drive organizational alignment as well as informal communication channels between key stakeholders
Support coordination and key stakeholder attendance of all monthly IBP cycle from Product Management Review (PMR) through Management Business Review (MBR)
Develop relationships with key regional and functional stakeholders
Serve as a liaison between the business, the regions, and the functions
Manage coordination, consolidation, and communication of cycle inputs and outputs
Highlight via monthly cycle reports and subsequent analysis, the sales, financial and supply trends, including opportunities and risks impacting the business (forecasting, phase in phase out, new product launches, etc)
Ensure that issues, risks and opportunities are reviewed, communicated and escalated
Conduct periodic Global Business Unit IBP status reviews, presenting to executives an evaluation of the IBP process and metric performance to target
Lead execution of the business vital view via: Risk Mitigation, Free Cash Flow Optimization and Strategic Analytics aimed at ensuring healthy demand/supply, profitability/free cash flow, consistent business insights and execution against fiscal key performance metrics (inventory dollars, reduction in obsolescence, etc.)
Drive consensus between cross-functional groups and leaders
Facilitate safety stock strategy decisions and report inventory trends and opportunities
Ensure tracking and adherence of action items across all steps
Recommend improvements to Global IBP process
Make recommendations around cycle engagement, training & development, and setting/reviewing annual objectives to support business outcomes