We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced IBP Professional to join our dynamic team. As an IBP Professional, you will play a crucial role in driving our clients’ strategic planning, operational alignment, and financial performance through effective Integrated Business Planning processes. Your expertise will be instrumental in ensuring that cross-functional teams work together seamlessly to achieve the company's goals.
As a Catena Solutions consultant, you will have access to industry-leading benefits, including medical/dental/vision, 401(k) with match, long/short-term disability, pet insurance, career and holiday rewards, and more! Catena is a leading consulting firm, based out of Chicago, that provides solutions for our clients throughout the US.
- Develop and implement an Integrated Business Planning framework that aligns with the organization's strategic objectives and business priorities.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders across various departments, including finance, sales, supply chain, and marketing, to ensure smooth coordination and integration of business plans.
- Lead the forecasting process, demand planning, and inventory management to optimize supply chain efficiency and reduce operational risks.
- Analyze historical data and market trends to forecast demand accurately, identifying potential issues and opportunities for improvement.
- Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and conduct regular performance reviews to measure the effectiveness of the IBP process and make data-driven decisions.
- Drive consensus across departments to ensure a unified understanding of the business objectives and a cohesive plan to achieve them.
- Identify process gaps and recommend improvements to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the IBP process.
- Collaborate with IT teams to leverage technology and software tools that support the IBP process and improve overall planning capabilities.
- Provide training and coaching to cross-functional teams on IBP best practices and facilitate workshops to enhance collaboration and alignment.
- Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to IBP to continuously improve and innovate the planning process.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or a related field. Advanced degrees are a plus.
- Proven experience (5+ years) as an IBP Professional or in a similar role, with a strong track record of successful IBP implementation and optimization.
- Solid understanding of supply chain, demand planning, sales forecasting, and financial planning processes.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and draw meaningful insights.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
- Proficient in using IBP-related applications (e.g., SAP IBP, SAP APO, Blue Yonder, Coupa/Llamasoft) and ERP (e.g., SAP, Oracle, JDE, D365) software, as well as advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
- Ability to adapt to changing business priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and work under tight deadlines.
Catena Solutions specializes in supporting supply chain organizations with their business initiatives including digital, financial, human capital, and supply chain transformations. Our team of consultants have expertise in the areas of Change Management, Communications, Cost & Margin Optimization, Data Management/Visualization & Analysis, Organizational Design, Project Management, Total Rewards, and Workforce Planning. It is Catena Solutions’ practice not to discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability or handicap and would like us to accommodate you in any reasonable way, please inform your recruiter so that we can discuss the appropriate alternatives available. Catena Solutions is part of the Advanced Group, a talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing, and professional services organization.