Exide Technologies Supply and Distribution Planning Manager in Milton, Georgia


The Americas Supply and Distribution Planning Leader position contributes to the success of the company by developing Production (Supply), Allocation and Deployment Plans that optimize Exide Americas Supply Chain Network balancing Capacity, Cost, Quality and Service.

The Supply & Distribution Planning Team owns, Supply Planning and Inventory Deployment across the Industrial and Transportation business Units with daily/weekly hand-offs to Plants and Distribution Centers for execution of agreed plans. As a company leader, this position drives a culture of continuous improvement in all areas to ensure customer satisfaction, productivity, and employee development.


  • Ensure Inventory Available for Sale to meet SIOP;

  • Lead delivery of rolling 12 month Supply Plan to optimize capacity

  • Lead delivery of rolling 12 month Inventory Allocation and Deployment process across Exide Americas Supply Chain network to achieve Commercial and Financial goals. Includes Inventory Builds, Pooling and Redistribution.

  • SKU / Item Level Optimization Inputs to SIOP

  • People Management & Training

  • Continuous Process Improvement

  • Extensive JOA/ JOE and Business Process Knowledge to Support Teams

  • Extensive Sales Planning & Prioritization Process Knowledge to execute Allocation


  • 5-10 years experience in Supply Planning, Forecasting, Inventory management, warehousing, distribution and/or operations

  • Ability to work in a complex matrix environment and receive cooperation and input from people not under direct supervision

  • Understand the linkages between distribution requirements planning and other supply chain processes such as demand planning, supply planning, inventory planning, production scheduling, MRP and transportation management

  • Proven leader

  • Utilize business knowledge and mathematical skills to creatively evaluate situations and adopt a "big picture" approach when implementing solutions

  • Familiar with transaction systems and decision-support tools, database creation and manipulation, spreadsheets, word processing, graphics

  • Advanced planning software experience, JOA & SOL skills preferred

  • Strong Interpersonal skills; Verbal and written communications skills

  • APICS certification preferred

  • BS/BA Engineering or Finance preferred

  • MBA/Masters in Information Technology or Logistics preferred

Work Environment

  • This position operates in an office environment with occasional travel to Plant or DC Operations.

Physical Demands

  • Commiserate with an office environment, extended time working on computers and leading/participating in company meetings

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position with core business hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required based on business needs.


  • This position requires less than 20% travel.


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies () is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 129 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1582

Category Supply Chain/Logistics

Position Type Regular Full-Time