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Manager, Supply Capacity Planning


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46256

Job ID:  52669
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Logistics and Supply Chain


This role is part of the planning leadership team responsible for Supply Planning, optimizing service, cost and administrative efficiency. Generating a supply plan that optimizes all the constraints and resources of the business operations to maximize Ardagh’s operating performance. This role is at the fulcrum of all AGP’s supply chain decision-making and very large costs and benefits depend on the quality of decisions made in this role.


Tasks, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Supply Planning/RCCP medium-term to long-term (0 to 18 months periodically 3 years, monthly buckets) – Glass
  • Glass: Inventory and network optimization (size and regional level)
  • Mid-term agenda/scenarios for decision making and gap closing building on volumetric and financial understanding
  • Setting of inventory build ‘shape’
  • Drives transformation for Supply Planning process/tools, leveraging technology to be best in class
  • Guiding role to the SPD Managers: responsible for supporting the regions transformation and standardization – process and tools, including standard S&OE process
  • Optimization of scheduling process and tools in the tollers
  • Creation of the logistics plan
  • Helps facilitate Supply Review
  • Lead for the implementation of the supply side of the new planning tool


  • Production conformance to Agreed Medium Term Plan
  • Conformance to annual stock building targets
  • Accountable for Inventory levels /DSO
  • Average run length
  • Logistics distances run
  • Warehouse utilization
  • Network optimized plan  - Costs of the plan
  • IBP Supply Review effectiveness score



Education, Training, Computer Skills:

  • Masters' degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Data Science or similar. Will consider non-degreed professional with 10+ years’ experience.
  • Effective theoretical knowledge of supply planning approaches; measurement systems; and risk evaluation.


  • Proven planning leader with a major company background
  • Proven past exposure to real life risk judgement and management
  • Ideally experience in fast-moving consumer goods industry

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

•    Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
•    Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
•    Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. 

Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. 

We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis