Top Planning Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Planning Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Planning Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.1% of Planning Director resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Planning Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Planning Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Redesigned standard financial statements in a managerial accounting format which readily reflected the linkages between program areas.
  • Prepared financial statements and reporting packages for internal and external legal entities.
  • Developed monthly Merchandise Financial Statements highlighting areas of opportunities and concerns.
  • Created, prepared, and analyzed the month to date, and year to date consolidating financial statements.
  • Championed new business/product initiatives by developing pro-forma financial statements, risk assessment, competitive research and market segmentation/size analysis.
  • Analyzed financial statements, investigated strategies, interviewed key management, customers and distributors and conducted extensive research for evaluation.

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2. Strategic Plan

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Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed a comprehensive business and strategic planning model for emerging businesses including a best-in-class manufacturing model with financial/budgetary control of implementation.
  • Direct contributor to agency vision, competitive positioning, service offerings, strategic plan and annual tactical agenda.
  • Contributed political, strategic planning and project management expertise to operational areas for the proposed new programs.
  • Developed corporate cash flow and balance sheet models critical to key investment solicitation and long-range strategic planning.
  • Spearheaded fixture productivity project and developed strategic plans to profitably transition into new pant programs.
  • Directed staff in strategic planning, new business development and program implementation activities.
  • Spearheaded strategic plan initiatives set forth by executive leadership to optimize space allocation.
  • Drafted the strategic plan for consideration and adoption by the university community.
  • Developed strategic planning initiatives with Director of Operations.
  • Participated in corporate strategic planning activities.
  • Provided input to Advanced Planning and Programming Guidance (APPG) for shaping AF strategic planning and programmatic initiatives.
  • Led the reinvention of the agency's strategic planning tools and creative briefing process to drive better creative work.
  • Provided recommendations to the Strategic Plan Team based on Marketing Research findings in the areas of market segmentation/unmet needs.
  • Reported to the Chief Operating Officer for board strategic planning and line authority for cardiology and radiology departments.
  • Assisted in the preparation of the strategic plan, including the development and cascading of a balanced scorecard.
  • Lead the integrated insights and strategic planning group in a way consistent with the agency's goals.
  • Directed the agency's market research and strategic planning function, and managed a staff of two.
  • Conducted financial, accounting, budgeting, and strategic planning for $150,000,000 national merchandise division.
  • Create and implement the strategic plan for the operational business continuity plans for acute care services.
  • Promoted after 11 months to direct strategic planning and turnaround activities for this Viacom subsidiary.

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3. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Led product development efforts in implementation of new product development process to reduce product failures during early-stage market introduction.
  • Developed business case for new product development to quadruple revenues for hospital content management software.
  • Consulted with interdepartmental teams and made printing recommendations for new product development and custom products
  • Evaluated and recommended in- and out-licensing opportunities and internal new product development.
  • Co-led development and deployment of new product development process across DuPont.
  • Supported New Product Development, Strategic Branding Segmentation* Introduced new methodologies to AB and enhanced research capabilities.

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4. Production Planning

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Here's how Production Planning is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Perform both theoretical and experimental research on advanced semiconductor production planning.
  • Provided leadership and set strategy for Production Planning for $600 million in revenue, 800 customers and 5 manufacturing locations.
  • Provided Overall Direction for Production Planning and Inventory Control Function to Four Manufacturing Plants as well as Rework and Distribution Facilities.
  • Led staff of 25 with direct responsibility for all supply chain planning including forecasting, capacity planning, and production planning.
  • Managed and implemented centralization of production planning for 3 mills and 2 converting facilities to Richmond, VA.
  • Managed production planning activities covering six plants and over 20 contractors providing 60% of corporate production.
  • Planned tasks including component planning, production planning, and order fulfillment planning, and master scheduling.
  • Directed the production planning, the MPS build plan and execution and material requirement planning activities.
  • Completed current state Value Stream Mapping exercises for demand / production planning and S&OP.
  • Head of the Production Planning team, which included the production schedulers in each manufacturing facility.
  • Reorganized the centralized production planning and scheduling team better aligning with the lines of business.
  • Designed and implemented key metric reporting tools to track results for demand and production planning.
  • Supervised production planning activities for 3 company plants and numerous external sources.
  • Directed production planning to meet $350M in projected annual sales.
  • Designed and implemented a new Production Planning Office.
  • Led global S&OP & production planning and procurement for tabletop goods in wholesale, retail & direct mail divisions.
  • Lead the implementation of new production planning and scheduling business processes and the rollout of the FACT manufacturing execution system.
  • Integrate the planning/wafer-starts system into corporate supply chain management system.. Design and Implementation of the complete production planning/ wafer-starts/ scheduling/simulation systems.

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5. Planning Process

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Here's how Planning Process is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a corporate strategic planning process, and handled account management for their largest private label customer.
  • Formalized the Demand Planning process and instituted forecast accuracy metrics and a consensus forecasting process for all CCNA businesses.
  • Refined seasonal planning process, incorporating preseason and in-season reviews to increase visibility and accountability of discontinued inventory.
  • Reviewed historical performance at the category/key item level during the assortment planning process and developed future goals.
  • Shaped real estate development planning process, identification of primary and secondary market entry strategies.
  • Led cross-organization product planning process and prioritization of execution across display advertising technology.
  • Directed and facilitated the strategic planning process including a three-year strategic plan.
  • Championed the incorporation of data-driven insights into the strategic planning process.
  • Streamlined the planning process and enhanced controls over forecast preparation.
  • Instituted standardized planning processes geared toward practical operational strategies.
  • Facilitated company-wide budgeting and planning process.
  • Developed and led comprehensive planning process.
  • Coordinated and managed the annual planning process with the leadership team and Planning & Evaluation Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Regulated improvement processes, such as accountable property systems of records and planning process assessment, utilizing LOGCOM's policies.
  • Work with external partners to identify new opportunities to develop and deepen existing client relationships via the financial planning process.
  • Managed 12 direct reports, and created and managed Sales and Operations Planning process for $2.5B paper board operations.
  • Adjusted staffing levels and work procedures within Future Plans with the training of the Marine Corps Planning Process.
  • Navigated all aspects associated with the new planning process which exceeded an annual volume of $500.0 million.
  • Take on special projects that enhance the merchandising and planning process and/or lead to opportunities for increased profits.
  • Developed and implemented a new integrated briefing & planning process, along with team training & development.

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6. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Implemented Continuous Replenishment Planning with international affiliates, resulting in an increase in customer service and a decrease in working capital.
  • Developed collaborative consensus forecasting processes leading to improved forecast accuracy which drove increased customer service levels while reducing inventory.
  • Charged with maintaining the appropriate inventory levels to meet customer service targets while minimizing overall inventory investment.
  • Resolve problems encountered with domestic Operations and European customer service teams in monthly consensus meetings.
  • Created new Excel-based process control and completion system for increasing customer service satisfaction.
  • Balanced company inventory goals with desired customer service levels and optimized manufacturing costs.
  • Eliminated fax communications and enabled real time shipment updates for customer service.
  • Improved customer service by identifying a lack of communication between cross-functional teams.
  • Achieved work/job completion percentage with consultative, value-focused customer service approach.
  • Received recognition from Wal-Mart for outstanding customer service.
  • Supervised customer service team and business analysts.
  • Worked daily with Sales and Operations to improve margins and customer service leading to record revenue years in 2010 and 2011.
  • Directed day to day company operations, including administration, personnel, facilities, purchasing, customer service and sales order.
  • Placed factory orders, worked with product development team, and supervised customer service and operations in headquarters office.
  • Created Perfect Order Index (POI) metric and led improvement project, enabling outside-in view of customer service.
  • Served as the liaison between customer service and operations staff to effectively bridge supply and demand.
  • Supervised the daily functions of the Payment Center and ensured excellent customer services practices.
  • Develop and implement planning strategies to achieve and maintain 95+% customer service levels.
  • Reviewed and managed weekly on-order merchandises which increased customer service levels by 10%.
  • Developed training manuals for new Customer Service team that reduced their learning curve.

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7. Capacity Planning

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Here's how Capacity Planning is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Executed Capacity Planning, forecasting manpower requirements for aircraft maintenance visits based upon current and projected workload requirements.
  • Created and organize early budget and analysis of departmental resources and capacity planning.
  • Led direct reports including 2-capacity planning managers and 1-demand planning supervisor.
  • Design and development of the complete production/capacity planning system.
  • Managed global allocation and capacity planning of finished materials.
  • Directed the Operations strategic plan, annual plan and capacity planning process for 38 plants in 14 countries in Latin America.
  • Orchestrated all areas of demand forecasting, raw material purchasing, supply chain strategy and plant capacity planning.
  • Led national team in a start-up company for network, equipment, and capacity planning.
  • Managed demand planning, capacity planning and master production scheduling functions for 2-paperboard mills.
  • Provided strategic plan demand view for long-term capacity planning.
  • Created Excel models for detailed capacity planning.
  • Directed functions relating to strategic planning, workflow optimization, continuous process improvements, and capacity planning.

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8. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Proposed and implemented a logistics customer service program which addressed order priority, responsiveness, labeling and delivery requirements.
  • Developed event production plans including supervision of event logistics and coordination with caterer and all other contracts.
  • Manage DC reserve strategy with Logistics department and manage reserve approval process with merchandising and allocation.
  • Assisted in proposal writing regarding logistics.
  • Collaborate w/Logistics on logistics model.
  • Work closely with materials management and customer logistics on promotional and OTO orders for order timing, quantity, ship dates.
  • Negotiated lead-time reductions with key suppliers while partnering with the logistics team to reduce average inventory in excess of $5M.
  • Drafted long range build plan based on funding, land inventory, donation and property acquisition opportunities and construction logistics.
  • Provided support to marketing, sales, inventory and logistics, with oversight of 5 year plans and capital budgets.
  • Managed 3 departments including Estimating, Billing, and Data Services for a leading mail consolidation and logistics company.
  • Planned and coordinated logistics and materials for board meetings, committee meetings, staff support and staff events.
  • Planned logistics, created promotional programs, developed budgets, and conceived special events and meeting themes.
  • Performed Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) management for new technology insertions into Shadow product line.
  • Reviewed and edited logistics policies to ensure the new systems used for inventory control was appropriate.
  • Planned the annual expenses for $250+ million budget for Distribution, Logistics and Inventory teams.
  • Developed Logistics strategy and managed transition from a 2 distribution center network to 1.
  • Presented the Logistics Billing System at Council of Logistics Management annual meeting.
  • Performed logistics, operations, and strategic planning for the unit.
  • Delivered over $6M in cost savings in logistics and transportation.
  • Managed logistics required to flow goods from vendors to stores.

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9. Business Planning

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Here's how Business Planning is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented formal budgeting and business planning procedures for the organization.
  • Created centralized business planning process for secondary customers.
  • Achieved Class A certification for US market Integrated Business Planning process within two years.
  • Lead top-to-top vendor meetings to review KPI performance and collaborate on business planning.
  • Led annual business planning process.
  • Provide analytical and modeling support to departments and senior management to improve business planning.
  • Developed and rolled out Business Planning Timeline in partnership with the Finance department to ensure timely execution of merchandise plans.

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10. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Ensured that the finance group provided realistic, meaningful and actionable analysis to business units and manufacturing facilities.
  • Valued individual business units, enabling shareholders to evaluate bids from potential acquirers.
  • Provided risk management support and oversight to enable business units to aggressively meet or exceed the company's strategic plan.
  • Established policy and procedures, provided program administration, and advised operating business units.
  • Maintain close interaction with functional business units both inside and outside tax department (i.e.
  • Managed cross-functional collaboration across various business units; Delivery, Sales, Engineering, Customer Service Finance and Information Technology.

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11. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed production cost centers based on SKU enabling production profitably and efficiency.
  • Developed process of competitive price review resulting in a $13M bottom-line impact and obtained 25% SKU reduction.
  • Provided the first tools for the foundation of planning from the SKU to category and forecasting.
  • Examined fill-rates by brand and product and monitored brand and SKU mark ups and margins.
  • Manage forecasts for 16,000 SKUS for 3 brands for US Subsidiary and Canadian distributor.
  • Team successfully launched over 50 new SKU's and managed numerous SKU discontinuations.
  • Manage extremely complex sku portfolio.
  • Led the Packaging Materials Development initiative that created new premium product images for 30 brands with 300+ SKUs.
  • Calculated monthly stock levels in foreign distribution centers to maximize breadth of coverage across widest number SKUs.
  • Served as lead to improve sku productivity and gross pricing margins to meet budgeted targets.
  • Analyze sales reports to proactively provide Sales and Marketing departments with sku trends.
  • Maintained style and sku plans down to the individual store level.
  • Developed forecasts and expected market trends for SKUs in11 divisions.
  • Create and maintain the Sku Item Master and Hierarchy.
  • Maintained a 40,000+ SKU planogram database.
  • Oversee production planning, and requisitioning of finished goods SKUs and shipping supplies using ERP/MRP Perform make or buy analysis.
  • Analyzed item replenishment reports to review future on order as well as recommend pricing changes for over 9,000 active skus.
  • Key Responsibilities * Lead the demand planning process - 3 channels, multiple brand/categories and more than 15k SKUs.
  • Developed strategic goals to maximize sales and gross margin by sku analysis, replenishment forecasting, and product procurement.
  • Manage the staff responsible for purchase order management, sku creation, sku maintenance, and new stores.

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12. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented Project Management Office which included the introduction of new project request documentation and user templates.
  • Led project management office to plan and deliver international networks to increase revenue including South America Crossing.
  • Performed corporate project management role and created project charters, feasibility studies and functional-business requirements documents.
  • Included department process identification, process development, project management and scheduling and flow diagramming.
  • Launched Project Management Office and creation of Project Manager certification process.
  • Established formal PMO/Project Management discipline within the organization.
  • Headed company-wide Project Management efforts.
  • Demonstrated solid project management skills in gearing up new stores and remodels ranging in size from 22,000 to 50,000 sq.
  • Developed Project Control Procedures in compliance with Earned Value ANSI Standard and IEEE PMI (PMBOK) Project Management Standard
  • Trained, coached and mentored team members and subordinates in various areas of project management.
  • Managed team of specialists responsible for sales, project management, and contract administration.
  • Created policies, procedures, programming standards and project management tools.
  • Project Management of various sizes and types of projects.
  • Promoted confidence, decision-making analytics, and project management experience within team.

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13. Planning Department

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Here's how Planning Department is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Administered the current planning function and managerial support for a municipal planning department.
  • Coordinate Planning Department activities with other Department Head and City Manager.
  • Created and managed the Product Planning department, with $2 Million annual product development budget and $7 Million revenue.
  • Managed the planning department including development review, redevelopment, CDBG and coordination with the Metropolitan Council for the Twin Cities.
  • Set direction and provide strategic vision to Store Planning department in the execution of new and remodel store layouts.
  • Created the planning department and increased revenues of the company over a two-year period.
  • Organized a Planning Department that had not employed a Planning Director for several years.
  • Direct and supervise the discharge planning department in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Create and grow a successful estate planning department of a flourishing financial planning firm.
  • Prepare annual work program, schedule, and budget for a countywide planning department.
  • Developed processes and capabilities for new strategic planning department for the agency.
  • Established and developed the Master Planning Department and the Master Planning Function.
  • Reduced Planning Department operations cost by 25% for FY 2014.
  • Consolidated 2 large planning groups into a centralized planning department.
  • Direct charge of all Construction Administration and Planning Department activities.
  • Recruited to design and create an internal conference planning department.
  • Supervised all Planning Department and Public Works staff.
  • Managed and expanded planning department as needed.
  • Formulated secession plan for store planning department.
  • Planned, organized, and directed the activities of the Nye County Planning Department.

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14. Planning Commission

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Here's how Planning Commission is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed departmental and planning commission budgets.
  • Prepared agendas, facilitated meetings and advised Town Council, Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board & Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Lead staff member for the County Commissioners, the County's Planning Commission, and the Board of Adjustment.
  • Represented county for land use applications presented at planning commission and county commissioners' public hearings.
  • Supervised a number of citizen boards: Planning Commission, BOA, and Building Trades.
  • Provided leadership and support to the County's Planning Commission & Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Testified in public hearings before the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Served as staff to town council, planning commission, and assisted arts commission.
  • Process planning applications and prepare staff reports for the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Reviewed and approved subdivisions and land developments, in conjunction with Planning Commission members.
  • Served as staff and technical support to the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Coordinated and led Planning Commission and industrial park development and sales.
  • Staff to Planning Commission; Coordinate adoption of Voluntary Ag.
  • Redesigned the public notice process for planning commission hearings.
  • Staffed the planning commission and the board of adjustments.
  • Presided over both county Planning Commissions when the director was not available.Special projects-Building permit application reorganization.
  • Conduct planning and environmental-related training sessions for Planning Commissioners and Councilmembers.
  • Maintain staff for Tullahoma Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic Zoning Commission.
  • Reviewed and approved all development plans prior to construction and submittal to the Planning Commission.
  • Coordinated Zoning Hearing Board and Planning Commission.

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15. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Resulted in payment for system sell-off milestones - Established department annual budget forecast and operated within the budget
  • Develop and negotiate annual budgets for approximately thirty three administrative and academic units.
  • Managed departmental budget, annual budget request, requisitions and disbursements.
  • Completed annual budget development and forecasting.
  • Prepared forecasting and annual budget.
  • Monitored and reported on market conditions, prepared long term demand plans, capacity plans and spearheaded the annual budgeting process.
  • Coordinate and manage budget process for over 6 locations and 20+ departments with an annual budget of $70M.
  • Partner with corporate management to develop annual budget for sales and margin for each brand to the customer level.
  • Led business operations of the financial planning and analysis function, annual budgeting and long term strategic planning process.
  • Established, organized and directed a new National Training Operations organization, managing a $40 million annual budget.
  • Budget Management: Initiate, coordinate, and assist in the development of the annual budget preparation process.
  • Partner with SVP Sales, Ken Medley in management of business and sales reps progress towards annual budgets.
  • Shared oversight for 80MM broadcast, 60MM online, 30MM DM and 5MM in Print/Alt Media annual budgets.
  • Reviewed budget requests and approved annual budgets in accordance with company guidelines, finances, and goals.
  • Direct oversight of 16MM annual budget allocated to agency service fees, creative and overhead production costs.
  • Create and maintain pivot tables analyzing Sales results and trends and their impact on annual budgets.
  • Managed two offices of 30+ workers with an annual budget of 2.5 million dollars.
  • Lead activities related to period, quarterly, and annual budgeting efforts.
  • Managed staff of 14 responsible for annual budget exceeding $22 million.
  • Develop the annual budget, reports, and studies as required

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16. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Automated aging allocation system to help move direct reports from a clerical level to analytically driven.
  • Reported to the VP, Supply Chain with overall management responsibility for 3 direct reports and a staff of 9.
  • Reported to the Vice President of Creative, managed 5 direct reports and a staff of 70 employees.
  • Managed a team of 12 direct reports with responsibilities in product planning, product marketing and market research.
  • Led staff of 5 direct reports with oversight for 136 stores that generated $290 million in sales.
  • Direct Reports: 6 - 3 Supply Chain Managers, Planning Manager, 2 Receiving/Shipping Managers.
  • Direct Reports: Senior Managers, GEO Zone Sales Planning Managers and their teams.
  • Manage and develop 2 direct reports: a Planner and a Junior Business Analyst.
  • Managed four direct reports responsible for a $500k Organizational budget.
  • Managed seven direct reports in Mexico City, Monterrey and Dallas.
  • Led a team of approximately 20 people, 5 direct reports.
  • Manage the career planning and development of 11 direct reports.
  • Managed staff of 38 full-time employees with 15 direct reports.
  • Managed staff of 13, including five direct reports.
  • Developed direct reports skills and abilities as business drivers.
  • Managed large teams of up to 30 direct/indirect reports.
  • Managed 20 direct reports and 30 indirect reports.
  • Staff of 10, two Manager level direct reports
  • Mentor, manage and develop direct reports.
  • Managed 3 direct reports, Demand Planners.

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17. Demand Planning

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Here's how Demand Planning is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Set strategic direction for Demand Planning applications and modeling.
  • Led transition of all demand planning tools to SAP APO by year end 2004.
  • Promoted to lead North American demand planning across five regions, 400 locations.
  • Improved demand planning and forecasting to increase service level to 95%
  • Demand planning and analysis of all product initiatives.
  • Lead weekly demand planning meetings with various planners and allocators in order to identify and encourage best practices.

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18. OP

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Here's how OP is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Reviewed operating budget weekly, responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of MCCEO and Community College Leadership Academy operations.
  • Managed product obsolescence including the development of a revenue generating Extended Support program to handle growing customer base using older versions.
  • Aligned with Accessory General Merchandise Manager and merchant organization to create and achieve individual store plans and topside category strategies.
  • Finance Leadership Development Program - steering committee member of newly formed group to promote leadership development within Finance organization.
  • Initiated an inventory optimization project that produced standardized processes and framework to balance retailer needs with minimum inventory levels.
  • Managed a team of marketing professionals responsible for developing marketing materials and related communications for the western sales division.
  • Saved $1 million in annual operating costs; directed recapitalization plan, replaced multiple dilapidated WWII-era facilities.
  • Worked with local vendors and developed community partnerships resulting in increased university visibility and new opportunities for students.
  • Directed legal entity optimization project, resulting in above-the-line cost savings of approximately $1.1 million per year.
  • Delivered constant year-over-year double digit operating income growth, by leveraging opportunities in multiple areas of the business.
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive performance management process to enhance and continuously improve the professionalism of the organization.
  • Execute daily product allocation, optimizing allocation utilizing sell-out analysis at retail level to avoid over/under allocation.
  • Provided in-season financial projections and risk and opportunity analysis in order to deliver sales and profit results.
  • Established and led process to identify, prioritize, and develop business cases for product serviceability improvements.
  • Developed American's long-term fleet plan and secured buy-in from executive leadership to execute supporting initiatives.
  • Negotiated and created a Metropolitan District which reimbursed company approximately $4.4 million for infrastructure costs.
  • Developed financial models to support management strategies and to provide analysis to external parties as required.
  • Developed and executed strategy that required reorganization, business process redesign and information system support.
  • Consult with MMC Corporate Development to complete approximately 20 business acquisitions and dispositions per year.
  • Presented results of product development analysis to senior management for a rapidly changing business unit.

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19. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Lead successful inventory management strategies that grew inventory turn and gross margins while editing assortments and improving our customer satisfaction metrics.
  • Implemented strategic vendor and item planning as a collaborative business driving process that insures quality inventory management and builds vendor relationships.
  • Provide leadership direction and oversight for inventory management, production scheduling, negotiating supplier contracts, and vendor relationships and terms.
  • Decreased days of inventory by 25% by implementing key performance metrics and facilitating process improvements in inventory management practices.
  • Developed an open to buy at the category level, facilitating inventory management and accountability.
  • Facilitated testing, implementation and training for warehouse inventory management systems enhancements.
  • Optimized inventory management by monitoring global trends and rationalizing retailer forecasts.
  • Developed raw material purchase procedures and EOL inventory management procedures.
  • Evolved supply demand team into Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Inventory Management functional specialties.
  • Led improvements in inventory management with import vendors to minimize substantial pain points for teams.
  • Implemented new process to improve planning, buying and inventory management.
  • Led company initiatives in inventory management and marketing across a multi-state retail chain.
  • Conducted a inventory management project that slashed freight, warehousing and logistics costs by 20%.

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20. KPI

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Here's how KPI is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Established key performance metrics (KPI) in all functional areas to maintain optimal performance and productivity across all levels.
  • Developed weekly data overview, including Vulnerability Report, Dashboard Report - succinctly detailing KPI s and key detail.
  • Directed and managed the federally funded strategic national stockpile (SNS) and States of Preparedness project activities.
  • Improved Profitability by 8% by driving Schedule Efficiency, Forecast Accuracy and KPI performance.
  • Supervised the implementation of Oracle's Business Intelligence tool for KPI and business metric tracking.
  • Monitored the monthly KPI performance and adjusted staffing requirements as necessary to obtain sales growth.
  • Review sales KPI's, revise floor plans and then execute to maximize sales.
  • Developed Supply Planning KPI's and scorecards to manage and monitor improvement.
  • Designed KPI s by product lines and sales verticals.
  • Ensured that all advertising KPI's are met.
  • Set KPI assumptions- traffic, conversion, ADS, and UPT.
  • Partnered with construction and engineering to establish joint KPIs and inventory targets which were measured and reported weekly.
  • Collaborated with teams to analyze Google and Facebook results adjusting as needed to ensure client KPIs were met.
  • Design a new performance appraisal and KPIs system.
  • Instituted monthly financial reports and developed executive bluebook to present performance trends and actual-budget variances for 70+ KPIs across 50+ markets.
  • Tracked all digital KPI's and monetization analytics for mobile game releases in 2012.
  • Set KPIs and built reports to track goal attainment.

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21. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Direct financial responsibility for $914M Annual Sales Plan and resulting inventories, across all of Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Eliminated redundancies, improved productivity and achieved a 3% annual sales growth in a depressed market.
  • Monitor, manage and develop the Planning staff that was responsible for $300M in annual sales.
  • Manage 9 distributors with annual sales over $13 million and profits over $2.0 million.
  • Plan and estimate production cost to be used to calculate quarterly and annual sales forecast.
  • Chain, Region, and Store level Planning responsibilities Annual sales: 950M.
  • Managed inventory for chain of stores achieving $200M annual sales.
  • Developed annual sales,communications, and evaluation plans and collaborated outreach initiatives.
  • Planned and forecasted annual sales, gross margin, and inventory plans.

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22. Economic Development

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Here's how Economic Development is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed annual Economic Development Spending Plan outlining planning and development activities and capital projects to be funded.
  • Worked with government agencies and private sector companies on implementing sustainable, and environmentally-friendly economic development initiatives.
  • Lead economic development activities to implement planning efforts.
  • Established zoning districts and facilitated economic development initiatives.
  • Initiate and manage economic development projects, such as expanding the town s technology zone and planning a town park.
  • Served under Selectmen, Planning and Zoning Commission, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, and various committees.
  • Developed and facilitated a workshop on economic development for the City of Plymouth IN.
  • Supervised the planning, marketing and promotions for the city's economic development programs.
  • Served as an ad-hoc economic development representative for inquiries from companies interested in locating to Wyandot County.

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23. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Managed planning of efficient material and inventory control and shipping/receiving functions.
  • Established accountability for inventory control and profitability.
  • Developed planning and inventory control processes that enabled growth of replenishment volume from $40 million to $100 million annually.
  • Inventory Control: - Control inventory level based company's targets.
  • Managed production and materials/logistics management in manufacturing, production control, inventory control, receiving/shipping, stores/warehouse, and MRB.
  • Rotated in several positions that involve inventory control, accounting and quality.

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24. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Partnered with Real Estate directors to determine feasibility of future site specific locations and negotiated white box architectural and construction scopes.
  • Evaluated sites for real estate development projects and communicated with provincial governments regarding development permits.
  • Participated in the downsizing from a retail to a real estate business, including finalizing federal and state tax audits.
  • Monitored and analyzed government's real estate policies to determine the impact they would have in real estate market.
  • Report to the partner/owners, residential real estate developers in the Miami luxury home market.
  • Manage family portfolio of trusts, investments, insurance, real estate and advisory relationships.
  • Partnered with the VP of Retail in the creation of the global real estate strategy.
  • Developed real estate strategy and oversaw construction and opening of new stores.
  • Develop direct and implement strategic real estate planning for a global headquarters.
  • Assisted in real estate consultation.

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25. Business Development

average Demand
Here's how Business Development is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Lead business development and client relationship management.
  • Added $1 million in additional revenue by launching building renovations and new business developments.
  • Co-led creation of a thought leadership platform to support growth and new business development for agency
  • Promoted to take over product planning and business development functions for the global OSS business.
  • Led the product planning and business development function for the $500 million division.
  • Key player in new business development, generating additional revenues over 3 years.
  • Jumpstarted the business development initiative for the company.
  • Assisted business development in all areas of the sales lifecycle from initial cold calling to closing and post sales support.
  • Conducted Secondary studies for Brand Management & Business Development and made recommendations based on the research findings.

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26. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Promoted into this home office position responsible for developing strategy and initiatives enterprise-wide based on innovation excellence and growth.
  • Trained and mentored staff in proper utilization of current proprietary procurement system technologies and ERP systems development and implementation.
  • Consolidated interpreted and gave direction to divisional controllers regarding the budgets from the divisions.
  • Developed and executed production plans initially in spreadsheets and converted to customized ERP software.
  • Translated documents and interpreted conversation to help British director communicate with Japanese staff.
  • Create and implement critical technical governance processes needed to support enterprise testing environments.
  • Provided an enterprise-wide approach to environment management across a highly diverse organization.
  • Provided leadership and direction for enterprise Strategic and Operations Planning efforts.
  • Interpret and make recommendations regarding City ordinances and policies.
  • Interpret and navigate through government regulations.
  • Set up and configured the Demand Planning module in the Oracle ERP system which increased quarterly forecast accuracy by 27%.
  • Analyzed and interpret market trends, syndicated data and consumer research to track brand performance and recommend stronger media plans.
  • Established and led a working group to design meaningful financial reports as part of the PeopleSoft enterprise system implementation.
  • Saved approximately 20 hours labor per week and improved supply chain visibility by adding demand planning to the ERP.
  • Key member of SAP ERP implementation team with responsibility to ensure material master parameters plan for 2011 system go-live.
  • Analyzed project/study options and their impact on corporate strategic plans, capital budgets, and enterprise funding requirements.
  • Interpreted open-to-buy weekly to maximize location and company turn goals at item, class, and departmental levels.
  • Designed and launched multiple projects to build business services to integrate and extend the massive 3Com enterprise architecture.
  • Collaborate with sales teams, buying and planning customer counterparts to gain insight to accurately project demand.
  • Instituted an RMA/repair parts planning BOM, which lowered safety stock and perpetual inventory by $300K.

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27. Financial Plans

average Demand
Here's how Financial Plans is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Utilized suitable wealth management strategies and relevant financial modeling strategies when developing client financial plans.
  • Created strategic Q2'16 financial plans, at a division/department level, that support the company's objectives and brand goals.
  • Worked with planners to produce Ladder plans by classification that link to the financial plans for automated updates.
  • Led team to create strategic financial plans totaling $500 million in sales for retail brand.
  • Direct the development and execution of divisional financial plans and assortment strategy for 200 stores.
  • Created seasonal financial plans at the door level to grow profitable sales.
  • Initiated bottoms-up unit/item plans with buying office to create seasonal financial plans.
  • Reviewed and approved all financial plans for compliance purposes.
  • Partnered with GMM/VP of Merchandising to ensure viability and execution of multi-year assortment strategies supporting delivery of the merchandise financial plans.
  • Create complex and comprehensive financial plans for high net worth clients using financial planning tools such as WealthVision and Morningstar.
  • Set financial plans while working with GM to evaluate business needs from the Planning, Merchandising, and Marketing teams.
  • Identified new processes for cross-campus procedures to maximize production of Financial Plans and streamline workflow.

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28. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Provide financial status information by preparing reports and completing special projects.
  • Coordinated directly with the GMM on special projects, using sales and margin analysis to drive profitable decisions.
  • Filled in for shift planning director when they were on vacation or special projects.
  • Participate in sensitive, technical, and special projects.
  • Conducted research and analysis for special projects.
  • Managed special projects and financial planning staff.
  • Led special projects to drive business results.
  • Managed special projects and reporting team.
  • Lead special projects, as requested.

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29. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Initiated design services and construction management procedures during design and development and due diligence phases.
  • Participated in due diligence activities for select acquisition candidates, including preparation of assessment reports.
  • Facilitated sale of companies by efficient management of internal due diligence process.
  • Performed financial and development analysis, due diligence and market analysis/research.
  • Direct Corporate Due Diligence on all potential candidate properties under consideration.
  • Performed due diligence and created financial models for acquisition opportunities.
  • Conducted the tax due diligence leading to PayPal's $1 Billion acquisition of Bill Me Later, Inc.
  • Led accounting M&A due diligence, planning and integration activities for multiple acquisitions.
  • Master plan preparation, mediation cases, due diligence, expert testimony, etc.
  • Performed due diligence and made recommendations to Executive Committee members on acquisitions of companies.
  • Collaborated with the CEO to conceive a 2 Division model and led due diligence.
  • Managed Support s Merger and Acquisition due diligence and integration team.
  • Served on due diligence team in Australia.
  • Conducted due diligence on potential land acquisitions.
  • Serve as firm expert and conduct due diligence on investment products including: annuities; REITs; and other alternative investments.
  • Developed customized reporting and analytics to support due diligence in preparation for sale of the company.
  • Key member of due diligence team.

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30. GIS

low Demand
Here's how GIS is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Negotiated with state legislators, development interests and environmental advocacy organizations to ensure funding for land-use planning and open-space protection programs.
  • Worked cross-functionally within Cisco's Government Affairs and Legal functions to develop industry policy positions and response to legislation and regulations.
  • Directed comprehensive planning, public facilitation, GIS coordination, policy development, site analysis and alternative development scenarios.
  • Presented testimony to various legislative and federal bodies -Outspoken advocate for program evaluation and research-based public policy decisions.
  • Provided leadership on federal and state legislative affairs, funding retention, strategic partnership development and grassroots advocacy.
  • Researched statutory language; tracked and analyzed legislation; monitored committee hearings and prepared technical executive summaries.
  • Developed sophisticated data base to integrate and streamline logistical processes and track inventory - utilizing Auto CAD.
  • Provided oral testimony in policy-related regulatory dockets as well as at legislative hearings on draft legislation.
  • Managed legislative approvals for residential, commercial, and mixed use proposals in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Partner with Government affairs, tax accounting/compliance in monitoring state legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Proposed, monitored and negotiated several hundred bills during the legislative session.
  • Served as expert witness at regulatory proceedings and at Connecticut legislative hearings.
  • Developed draft legislation and accompanying talking points for review by senior management.
  • Authored and oversaw an annual logistic program providing successful analysis & control
  • Reviewed draft legislation and developed summary of impacts for senior management.
  • Project required almost daily interaction with reproductive endocrinologists.
  • Developed relationships with key legislative and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Developed position papers on key legislative issues.
  • Lobbied legislators and other public officials.
  • Represented organization with regulators and legislators.

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31. Retail Store

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Here's how Retail Store is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Instituted policies and procedures for financial operations of approximately 125 outlet and retail stores in the United States and Canada.
  • Launched new retail store in New York City.

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32. ROI

low Demand
Here's how ROI is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Delivered incremental content exposure, via direct publishing into native Android phone/tablet widget.
  • Performed financial/ROI analysis of proposed investment and growth opportunities.
  • Identified market potential, marketing equation, affordable business structure (ABS), potential ROI, and image value added.
  • Directed and led cross functional teams, instituting business process review meetings that identified key sales and ROI opportunities.
  • Analyze the effectiveness and ROI of key company initiatives to provide guidance on future efforts and optimize current resources.
  • Established annual criteria-based production planning processes carried out by the Office, leading to significant ROI improvement.
  • Generated solid ROI for SYW promotional direct mail/digital piece, distributed to 750,000 top SYW Members.
  • Directed all aspects of business financial planning, strategic development, and all potential ROI/investment decisions.
  • Led and facilitated platform software release planning and execution in support of Google Android-based devices.
  • Incorporated modeling to optimize national GRP distribution and verified improved ROI for VW.
  • Exceeded company turn and GMROI targets on +$300M in inventory.
  • Performed studies of ROI related to capital investments reaching huge savings.
  • Instituted regional pricing strategies, yielding improved GMROI in adjusted markets.
  • Defined and drove business plans, capital investment, and ROI.
  • Track and analyze the performance and ROI of campaigns.
  • Maximized ROI and minimized costs by strategizing improvements to construction methods with Director of Construction.
  • Ensured clients were provided with optimal return-on-investment (ROI).Initiated account reviews and investment realignments accordingly.

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33. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Have successfully prepared several reports for law enforcement resulting in several arrests and convictions related to internal thefts and outside threats.
  • Developed go to market plans, maintained competitive information on product market position, and monitored general market threats and opportunities.
  • Originated assortment productivity standards through blending visual, merchandising and planning tasks to create interactive unit flow tied to space productivity.
  • Realigned teams to work cross-functionally through extensive training and awareness, providing greater flexibility between functional departments, and business models.
  • Surpassed a $100M sales forecast milestone through collaboration with Sale Team on formalizing customer contract agreements and stabilizing inventory supply.
  • Strengthened dealer relationships by organizing comprehensive line reviews through product managers, while managing product positioning through extensive distribution plans.
  • Led command planning during contingency operations, providing tactical recommendations to assist friendly maneuver in and through cyberspace.
  • Spearheaded increased interest in industrialized housing and improved market acceptance through application of design skills in unique ways.
  • Provided an accurate demand signals to the Operations planning group both through electronic interfaces and collaborative communication.
  • Developed merchandising strategies with the Buying office and assured implementation of replenishment/distributions/advertising and presentation through coordinated communication.
  • Re-organized the operational structure through several initiatives that resulted in significant cost savings while improving customer satisfaction.
  • Develop strategies, which promote economic and community development through efficient land use consistent with community goals.
  • Improved division performance vs. goals through developing and implementing operational and trend analysis to enable better-informed decisions.
  • Managed day-to-day planning department activities and operations to lead city through major housing and commercial expansion.
  • Subcontract manager for man-in-the-loop simulation planning and scenario definition supporting Northrop's Air-to-Air Attack Management Program.
  • Oversee the execution of inventory strategies through collaboration with Merchandising, Merchandise Planning and Allocation.
  • Provided leadership and direction that inspired internal and external marketing teams through competitive brand challenges.
  • Established challenging yet achievable total company goals through analysis, discussion and partnership.
  • Initiated and created first formal three-year capital plan and enhanced capital monitoring system.
  • Strengthen growth and development through collaboration and relationship-building with the Economic Development Division.

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34. Code Enforcement

low Demand
Here's how Code Enforcement is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Involved in zoning enforcement operations, working closely with Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) and code enforcement office.
  • Supervised short and long-term planning, code enforcement and building divisions.
  • Code Enforcement Officer / Floodplain Review Administrator.
  • grant writer, oversaw MPO, Urban county program, code enforcement, building inspections & animal control.

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35. Master Plan

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Here's how Master Plan is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Facilitated weekly meetings with purchasing and manufacturing to review MRP and DRP requirements with the master plan.
  • Created the Gateway 7 Development District and coordinated master planning for redevelopment of the commercial corridor.
  • Managed client acquisition and oversaw development and delivery of master plans for public and private clients.
  • Initiated smart growth practices with master plan re-write and zoning regulation changes.
  • Coordinated and implemented all aspects of a 2-campus facility master plan.
  • Develop Strategic Master Plan for the acquisition of the project.
  • Designed an imaginary master plan for the city Shared supervision of the implementation of various infrastructure projects Implementation Experience
  • Master Plan for the renovation and expansion of San Patricio Shopping Center.
  • Roof detailing and master planning for reroof projects.

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36. Executive Management

low Demand
Here's how Executive Management is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Advised executive management on issues and progress relating to operational objectives and strategies.
  • Directed weekly Capital and Contract review meeting for executive management.
  • Created expense and capital plans, developed forecasts and presented business cases to the executive management team supporting growth plans.
  • Recommended a change to executive management to strategically reduce the slot machine payback in order to increase revenue.
  • Prepared financial and strategic plan presentations for CFO, executive management, and board of directors.
  • Updated 3-year plan, forecasting model and presented results to executive management at annual planning retreat.
  • Served as a member of the organization's executive management team.
  • Received formal acknowledgement from both Ingenix and BMS/Sanofi-Synthelabo executive management for "flawless execution and fine attention to detail".

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37. Community Development

low Demand
Here's how Community Development is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Present Office Manager Report to the Operations Manager of a Not-For- Profit Community Development Corporation.
  • Prepared, administered and performed as administrative authority for the Community Development Block Grants.
  • Supervised Community Development and Planning function for Weld County.
  • Managed the Community Development Department.
  • Served as the Acting Community Development Director in the absence of the CD Director.
  • Increased sponsorship and attendance at annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament benefiting HealthRoots, the Foundation for Global Health and Community Development.

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38. RFP

low Demand
Here's how RFP is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Prepare frame relay RFP detail project budget (54M+), design and implementation project plans.
  • Developed numerous financial justification plans, Request for Proposals (RFP), and project plans.
  • Led department-wide technology upgrades that improved RFP, budget management, reporting and web registration processes.
  • Responded to all Request for Proposals (RFP's) from current and potential customers.
  • Developed, managed and oversaw a RFP initiative to direct funds to emerging needs.
  • Worked extensively on new business development answering RFPs.
  • Direct all necessary land use consultants and legal team; prepareRFP's for selection of consultant team.
  • Prepare responses to RFPs including budgets for new proposals and re-bids of existing programs.
  • Developed staffing inputs to pricing models for RFPs.
  • Administered RFPs, consultant selection, oversight, payments, equipment specification, procurements, budgeting.

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39. Market Share

low Demand
Here's how Market Share is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Market analysis and recommendations led to increasing market share by more than 10% in each of 3 key categories.
  • Conducted market research, led focus groups, and developed marketing plans, leading to increased market share.
  • Launched branding program for Seiko kinetic watch, achieving market share of 50% in one year.
  • Developed communication plans to grow market share and increase brand awareness for Nestle Waters.
  • Monitored the competitor retail pricing, product positioning strategy and market share trends.
  • Solidified number 2 ranking in market share with annual new product launches.
  • Market share up from 18% to 22%.
  • Last year Cabela's firearms business grew by over $100M and gained significant market share.

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40. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Provided standardized reporting and tracking to capture gains in productivity and operational effectiveness while communicating financial and commercial results to headquarters.
  • Improved the sales forecasting system by redefining sales regions, revising product groupings, eliminating outdated products and updating forecasting algorithms.
  • Identified inventory needs & overages across company channels and moved the inventory accordingly to capitalize on sales & liquidation opportunities.
  • Leveraged tool to increase inventory turns by over +12% and reduced closeouts/markdowns by facilitating optimal inventory levels.
  • Direct planning for contacting major contributors and cultivating relationships with major contributors via personal visits and calls.
  • Collaborated with Mergers and Acquisition team to forecast global revenue for acquisition candidates and validate business models.
  • Directed the performance of internal and external financial analyses of insurance industry competitors and best-in-class companies.
  • Initiated and developed successful internship program when faced with headcount restrictions and reductions.
  • Managed legal entity review, removing inactive companies from structure and consolidating operations.
  • Updated community virtual community calendar daily with news on events and activities.
  • Developed and installed Pan-European financial reporting systems to facilitate accountability and responsibility.
  • Provide local technology seminars, training sessions and customer community contact access.
  • Prepared written analysis on results of operations at corporate level.
  • Identify capacity constraints to better utilize assets and capital.
  • Assured that projects achieve desired business and technical objectives.
  • Coordinated communication between hospital and medical school administration.
  • Represent City at Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization meetings.
  • Enhanced communications planning-based media strategies across Bank propositions.
  • Initiated requests for architectural services and retained architects.
  • Provided interim leadership of Pediatric Heart Center.

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41. Staff Members

low Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Train new staff to electronic medical records (EMR) and coordinate EMR updates to older staff members as needed.
  • Created succession plan based on strengths of each direct report and secured promotions for key staff members.
  • Supervised 13 staff members and developed policies and programs with respect to zoning and land use regulation.
  • Mentored and trained four senior managers, 11 planners, and 15 allocation staff members.
  • Served as mentor to junior economist staff members with less experience in civil service;
  • Managed space and equipment coordination for 465 staff members and over 220 contractors.
  • Supervised and coached 12 new staff members during about 18 months.
  • Managed and ensured risk free participation of staff members and students.

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42. Men

low Demand
Here's how Men is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Directed the state operations finance-related activities including the preparation and release of internal management reports, state budgets and financial controls.
  • Automated several elements of the buying process, increased order accuracy, and facilitated reporting/decision-making throughout the product development process.
  • Supervised environmental and transportation planners in preparation of comprehensive plan for rapidly developing county in northern Virginia suburb of DC.
  • Presented detailed analyses of competitor activities and capabilities to senior management and board of directors for strategic planning purposes.
  • Negotiated architectural design to match existing commercial character of park and successfully decreased parking requirements to increase project density.
  • Incorporated development fluctuations and strategy updates into revised capital spending forecasts, generating business awareness in executive-level review meetings.
  • Directed and developed profit improvement opportunities in division, aligning cross-organization teams to implement and achieve corporate financial objectives.
  • Coordinated, analyzed, and presented commercial, industrial, and residential projects before interdepartmental development coordination committees.
  • Gained promotion to supervisor, after approximately one year as a management analyst for excellent performance and professionalism.
  • Analyzed qualitative and quantitative research and managed the staff responsible for the overall media plan development and execution.
  • Facilitated background research and interviews, wrote and analyzed surveys, and assessed data for programmatic improvement.
  • Determined and recommended final budget allocations by medium, evaluated new opportunities and delivered compelling client presentations.
  • Served as relationship manager for organization with various financial institutions regarding administration and investment of trust assets
  • Analyzed and redesigned completely the overhead allocation criteria to identify low-profit areas, projects and managements.
  • Identified Sharp's unique product position by forecasting industry trends, technology advancements and competitive movement.
  • Developed and conducted training sessions for supervisors/managers, and general employees on sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Developed and fostered relationships with industry stakeholders, other government agencies, and public health advocates.
  • Implemented a new product transition process resulting in increased customer satisfaction and better quality control.
  • Led implementation of Micro Control/Hyperion, a network based financial reporting and consolidation system.
  • Coordinated with Development to prepare financial reports utilized at Revenue Consensus meetings Cash Management.

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43. Internet

low Demand
Here's how Internet is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Participated in company-wide Internet strategy meetings and developed Internet annual operating and capital budget.
  • Developed and coordinated regional and national print and Internet advertising strategies/campaigns.
  • Formulated Internet strategy and managed innovative collaboration-enabling software product.
  • Created business coalitions around issues such as SEC regulations, internet taxation; foreign sales corporations; research & development credit.
  • Major product introductions were made, internet services were expanded, and new campaigns were developed to communicate a branded message.
  • Developed business strategy and articulated vision into business plan for use in obtaining venture funding for new Internet product launch.
  • Led all online and offline advertising, Internet marketing and branding for First Data Commercial Services (FDCS).
  • Staff member for CRM implementation, Internet re-launch committees.
  • Utilized Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word; Datamar; and Internet Explorer for all functions.
  • Reduced worldwide raw material inventories $1.5M, developing Internet based supply chain mgt.

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44. Capital Projects

low Demand
Here's how Capital Projects is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Facilitated the development and execution of programmed capital projects.
  • Approved all capital projects, averaging $25 to $35 million per year.
  • Prepared ROI analysis on all major capital projects.
  • Executed financial justification and attained approval for capital projects exceeding $18M based on effective modeling.
  • Positioned work into capital projects and support activities.
  • Represent Medical Group on the Regional Planning Team and Capital Work Group to review and approve capital projects.

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45. Service Levels

low Demand
Here's how Service Levels is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Implemented new Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process to improve forecast accuracy and service levels.
  • Reduced finished goods inventory by 25%, about $150M, while increasing service levels.
  • Achieved 99-100% monthly service levels for Wal-Mart and Target for >12 months.
  • Initiated use of Right First Time Index (RFTI) for orders to measure service levels to customers.
  • Partner with merchandising to execute the presentation standard; establish stocking levels to optimally allocate inventory and achieve high service levels.
  • Managed and coordinated efforts between multiple closure facilities to ensure efficient manufacturing, accurate inventory, and acceptable service levels.

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46. Revenue Growth

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Here's how Revenue Growth is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Increased brand consistency and awareness and drove revenue growth as Brand Ambassador.
  • Key contributor for a division maintaining double digit revenue growth.
  • Led a multidisciplinary project team that evaluated improvements to our sustainable development program to fuel revenue growth.
  • Spearheaded transportation solutions for the automotive industry, segmenting and defining areas for improvement in distribution performance, creating revenue growth.
  • Generated requirements for the Contract Manufacturers, in keeping with anticipated Divisional 5-10 year technological and revenue growth.
  • Evaluated competitive market trends and initiated brand management processes to accelerate revenue growth for core products.

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47. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Develop and implement data collection plans and processes to facilitate improvements to the high-profile marketing database product.
  • Defined supervisor responsibilities, and delegated authority meeting project goals, including data collection and enforcement systems.
  • Identified and managed initiatives to improve data quality and data collection processes in US-based operations.
  • Instituted data collection methods and analyzed the resulting data for evaluation and reporting purposes.
  • Conducted research involving data collection and analysis.
  • Managed data collection and analyses for program evaluations using MS Access and SPSS.
  • Project Manager for Hackett Benchmark Study - Coordinated data collection carried out by 42 US based and 14 Canada based employees.
  • Developed survey data collection instruments for on-site data collection in the Republic of South Africa.
  • Develop and offer technical assistance and trainings in Planning, Federal Funds, Compliance, Data Collection and Reporting.
  • rig cameras, pressure safety straps, hydrocarbon data collection) Skills Used High level analytic and comparative analysis

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48. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Manage/facilitated strategic business initiatives centered on business process improvement.
  • Implemented 6 Sigma process improvements to increase team efficiency, accuracy and consistency resulting on positive client review.
  • Worked extensively with Operations/Distribution to implement process improvements that resulted in significant cost savings and service improvements.
  • Maintained business processes and served as subject-matter expert for process improvements.
  • Process improvement reduced multiple steps and increased efficiency in cycle-time.
  • Recommend changes to configuration for continual process improvement.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements and special projects.
  • Determined needs, developed plans, and implemented process improvements saving over $250,000 in the agency's operations.
  • Work closely with IT to implement process improvement tools such as PLM and WOS.
  • Process improvements led to reduced cycle time & errors and improved overall efficiency.
  • Manage team of project managers who are dedicated to driving business process improvement.
  • Plan, develop and document new methods for process improvement.
  • Led effort to prioritize process improvements for IT processes.

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49. OTB

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Here's how OTB is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Acted as planning liaison between stores and merchants, negotiated and managed matrix, managed seasonal plans, and OTB.
  • Created forecasting models and projections relating to OTB and EDI replenishment, and participated in monthly brand projection meetings.
  • Appraised strategic monthly forecast (OTB) with a focus on maximizing profit and optimizing inventory across divisions.
  • Developed complete planning systems for OTB, sales, inventory and margin using PC's and AS/400's.
  • Conducted comparison analysis of purchased inventory to available OTB, supply stock, and brand trends.
  • Build and maintain merchandise plans and OTB budgets for a rapidly expanding California lifestyle brand.
  • Key system development including Planning and OTB system.
  • Submit all OTB strategies to the CEO bi-weekly.
  • Developed OTB to ensure a diverse product assortment and establish a never out approach for core men's categories.
  • Led monthly business review (OTB) with DMM/GMM identifying opportunity and risk to financials.
  • Managed store OTB and forecasted regional and focus door opportunities.

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50. Assortment Planning

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Here's how Assortment Planning is used in Planning Director jobs:
  • Developed various optimization models within Excel and other platforms to improve assortment planning, manage inventory, and allocation logic.
  • Maintained Location Attribute groups to maximize assortment planning.
  • Cultivated new assortment planning guidelines necessary to improve turn in lower volume stores.
  • Market analysis and directed assortment planning for Remington Key Account Sales Team.
  • Lead resource for providing insight and expertise on Assortment Planning initiatives.
  • Developed assortment planning tool for planners and buyers to use pre-season.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Planning Director

Financial Statements18.4%
Strategic Plan15.2%
New Product Development8.1%
Production Planning6.7%
Planning Process5.3%
Customer Service4.8%
Capacity Planning4.4%
Logistics3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Planning Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
13.1%
13.1%
2
2
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
10.8%
10.8%
3
3
New Product Development
New Product Development
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Production Planning
Production Planning
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Planning Process
Planning Process
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.4%
3.4%
7
7
Capacity Planning
Capacity Planning
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Logistics
Logistics
2.7%
2.7%
9
9
Business Planning
Business Planning
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Business Units
Business Units
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
SKU
SKU
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Project Management
Project Management
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Planning Department
Planning Department
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Planning Commission
Planning Commission
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Demand Planning
Demand Planning
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
OP
OP
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
KPI
KPI
1.5%
1.5%
21
21
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Economic Development
Economic Development
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
Real Estate
Real Estate
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Business Development
Business Development
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
ERP
ERP
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Financial Plans
Financial Plans
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Special Projects
Special Projects
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
1%
1%
30
30
GIS
GIS
1%
1%
31
31
Retail Store
Retail Store
1%
1%
32
32
ROI
ROI
1%
1%
33
33
HR
HR
1%
1%
34
34
Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement
1%
1%
35
35
Master Plan
Master Plan
1%
1%
36
36
Executive Management
Executive Management
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Community Development
Community Development
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
RFP
RFP
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Market Share
Market Share
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
R
R
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Men
Men
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Internet
Internet
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Capital Projects
Capital Projects
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Service Levels
Service Levels
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Revenue Growth
Revenue Growth
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Data Collection
Data Collection
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
OTB
OTB
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Assortment Planning
Assortment Planning
0.6%
0.6%

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