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Demand Planning, Production Planning, Project Management

Houston, TX
May 14, 2020

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Natan Herc +1-832-***-**** Houston, Texas Valid work-permit


Experienced Supply Chain professional focused on planning, agility and productivity. Results-driven and hands-on Supply Chain Management executive with core expertise in production planning and demand planning. Industrial Engineer with highly transferable experience on project management and process improvement, combining strong analytical with robust interpersonal skills. PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

Demand Planning Manager Mar 2019 – Dec 2019

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM Buenos Aires, Argentina

Boehringer Ingelheim is a global Pharmaceutical company, developing and manufacturing human and animal health products, with $20B in revenue.

Responsible for animal health portfolio (120 products, $30M Net Sales) supply and control for Colombia’s market, managed remotely.

Lead S&OP regional process implementations with focus on company s P&L.

Reduced $500K of back orders YoY by putting in place a common dashboard on order prioritization/follow-up and structured communication with factory planners.

Designed and implemented a dashboard for management and control of key indicators for Regional Supply Chain.

Created a control tower file to monitor supply, working capital and obsolete risks. Supply Chain Planning Manager Ago 2016 – Jan 2019

PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina

Philip Morris is top player in Consumer Package Goods industry, manufacturing and selling cigarettes and other nicotine products with its top brand Marlboro, with $30B in revenue. Accountable for direct materials replenishment (over $90M yearly) and finished goods production planning for Argentina (2 factories) and cluster markets (Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile). 4 people in charge.

Support the implementation of portfolio initiatives in line with market speed needs and legal requirements. Execute operations productivities ($ 5M).

Reduced 10% ($682K) of finished goods and direct materials working capital by redefining stock policies and improving MRP utilization.

Slashed write off for direct materials and finished good budget 40% ($200K) by negotiating with Marketing and Factory without compromising quality.

Analyzed and proposed new opportunities to reduce cash flow (around $1.5M) with realized financial interest income of $450K /yearly.

Accountable for leading S&OP cycle (Demand, Supply, and Executive meetings).

Ensure Capacity process to improve visibility on the long-term asset utilization. Project Manager LATAM & Canada Jan 2016 – Jul 2016 PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lead new regional operating model for Supply Chain Planning - regional SC Hub for 9 factories along the region.

Create, evaluate, document and implement new processes to support regional change.

Manage organizational structure change and change management.

Design consolidated processes for new LATAM & Canada Regional Sourcing & Capacity footprint evaluation department.

Demand Planner Specialist Jun 2015 – Dec 2015

PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina

Responsible for 18-month sales forecasting, business dynamics and competitor’s performance analysis

Enabled to increase sales forecast accuracy by 3%.

Perform Business intelligence to anticipate competition product launches. Supply Chain Project Manager Jan 2014 – May 2015

PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina / Guadalajara, Mexico Responsible for supporting Supply Chain projects and regional subject matter expert for inventory management toolbox and SAP APO Planning module.

Lead cross-functional projects for Supply Chain - MRP revitalization, Tobacco Warehouse biding, Capacity planning process, Logistics routing.

Implement lean practices/tools - Visual Management, RACI matrix, Standard Work.

Assigned to SAP APO module implementation in Mexico - 1 month Project Leader LATAM & Canada Sept 2012 – Dec 2013 PHILIP MORRIS Toronto, Canada

Responsible for deploying global Supply Chain initiatives in Canada, Argentina and Brazil.

Standardize and integrate a lean process for end-to-end supply chain activities regionally.

Drive project deployment for SAP APO Supply Chain Planning Solution. Enabled to reduce 20% of weekly hours for the mid-term planning activity.

Assessed inventory management target definition to support regional objective on reducing working capital.

Sr. Planning Analyst Oct 2009 – Aug 2012

PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina

Responsible for mid/long term production plan generation for Argentina (2 factories)

Analyze and execute mid/long-term production planning and capacity.

Lead Marketing projects from the Operations side. Asses marketing department on machine availability, production scheduling and potential write off.

In charge of leading Planning Department projects - VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), S&OP process (Sales & Operation Planning), New Graphical Health Warning Law. Sr Purchaser Mar 2008 – Jul 2012

PHILIP MORRIS Buenos Aires, Argentina

Specialized on spare parts, engineering projects and factory services.

Achieved above $400K on savings and cost avoidance by supplier contracts negotiations and challenging client s requirements. Big contracts management (above $500K). EDUCATION

2007–Bachelors of Industrial Engineering – Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), Argentina SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

Microsoft Package (Excel advanced) – Power BI – SAP MM and APO – Microsoft Project Microsoft Teams


Project Management – PM Institute (2014), Supply Chain management and coaching Kata (2016), Master Trainer™ Program - ATD institute (2017), Six Sigma Foundations – LinkedIn Learning (2020), Advance Business Analytics Specialization – U. of Colorado Boulder (On Going) LANGUAGES __ _

English – advance, Spanish – native, Hebrew – intermediate

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