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USG Corporation Manager, Network Optimization Planning in Chicago, Illinois


The Manager, Network Optimization Planning is responsible for directing the activities of the Network Optimization Supply Chain (NOP) team for 40 manufacturing plants, spanning multiple business units covering over $2B in revenue in the U.S. and Canada. The Manager supports USG’s strategic goals through effective and efficient modeling and capacity planning, including recurring model runs, ad-hoc analysis, and what-if scenarios.

The leader of this function assists in determining short- and long-range optimal manufacturing and warehouse network designs and capacity planning, across multiple business units and product families. The leader is a subject matter expert in the use of modeling software, and directs, leads, and coaches the team on optimized and constraint-based modeling scenarios.


Direct NOP, capacity planning, and network optimization activities. Leads the NOP team, managing a staff of analysts and planners, while prioritizing and coordinating department resources. Coordinates cross functionally with a diverse group of internal stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes for USG Lead complex cross-functional supply chain projects and initiatives. Collaborate with IT partners to provide subject matter expertise on data analysis and modeling requirements for Oracle ERP, Modeling software, and business intelligence reporting. Lead development and prioritization of modeling and capacity planning projects to support the overall business strategy. Champion adoption of Lean Six Sigma and Lean Management, by supporting green belt development, sponsoring projects, and leading continuous improvement events. _ _ _JOB REQUIREMENTS_ _ _ Required: * * Excellent leadership, people, and coaching skills. Strong analytical and decision-making skills, including the ability to identify and analyze problems, set priorities, and to recommend creative solutions. Capable of building strong cross-functional relationships and understanding needs of internal customers. Ability to think at a strategic level and translate strategic vision to actionable plans. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including the ability to manage and summarize data in a clear, concise manner at the appropriate level of detail. Strong project management ability and process development skills. Excellent organizational skills. Highly motivated and results oriented. Ability to handle multiple projects effectively. Experience with Microsoft Office products, advanced Microsoft Access and Excel user.Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.

*Education and Related Experience*

Bachelor’s degree. MBA degree preferred. Leadership and cross-functional experience in supply chain management. Leadership experience managing teams.

_Years of Experience_ _ _ 10 Years work experience 5 Years in supervisory role

_Certification Requirements_ _ _ APICS CPIM, CSCMP certification preferred LSS Black/Green Belt preferred

/EOE including disability/veteran/

Job: *Supply Chain

Organization: *Corp-Logistics-140-7

Title: Manager, Network Optimization Planning

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: HQ 11256

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