SIOP Manager

Recruiter Contact
Naseem A. Malik

Managing Partner


Oliver Healthcare Packaging

Medical Packaging

Grand Rapids, MI

Oliver Healthcare Packaging is a global leader in specialized sterile packaging solutions for the healthcare industry. They design, manufacture, and deliver high-performance packaging products tailored specifically for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other healthcare products. 

Client satisfaction is at the core of Oliver’s business philosophy. Their responsive and dedicated team works closely with healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and contract packagers worldwide to develop customized packaging solutions that meet their unique requirements and adhere to regulatory standards. Moreover, the company prioritizes sustainability by implementing eco-friendly practices, using recyclable materials, and optimizing packaging designs for efficiency and waste reduction.

Founded as a machinery company in 1890, Oliver transitioned into the medical space in 1968.  The company has a global reach with tech labs and manufacturing facilities throughout the US, Europe and China. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, the company employs just over 1000 people. 

SIOP/Planning Manager


    Oliver has recently implemented SAP S/4 HANA & MES (Manufacturing Execution System) including the SAP embedded PP/DS (production planning/detailed scheduling) advanced planning module. At the heart of this project is a business process transformation that pairs industry best practices with technology to deliver an improved end user and customer experience.

    The SIOP Manager is responsible for collaborating across functional areas and levels of the organization to implement and sustain a Global Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process that is aligned with Oliver strategic requirements.


    • Map current state SIOP related processes and consolidate SIOP business requirements.
    • Define future state SIOP business processes that support delivering against targets for key performance indicators (KPIs) influenced by SIOP.
      • The KPIs should include financial, operational, and service levels such as:  OTIF, lead time, inventory turns, safety stocks, forecast accuracy, etc.
      • SIOP process should include mechanisms for scenario planning and evaluating trade-off decisions that balance performance across KPIs.
    • Lead cross functional team through Solution Design phase to evaluate software solution options considering those available within current ERP as well as new ERP modules and/or third-party solutions.
    • Recommend to Director of Global SIOP, Stakeholders, & Executive team the long term SIOP solution design as well as project plan with key milestones to implement process in line with strategic objectives.
    • Lead implementation of SIOP process across all Oliver Sites Globally.
    • Facilitate SIOP process per cadences defined in the design phase.
    • Lead the demand planning processes with inputs from commercial, financial, operations, supply chain, quality, human resources, and marketing.
    • Partner with Production Planning team to generate supply plans in support of SIOP cadence.
    • Facilitate process to identify and resolve gaps between demand and supply plans.
    • Manage defined resources (time, budget, human capital, etc.) to deliver SIOP implementation objectives.
    • Develop and maintain effective relationships with SIOP participants and stakeholders.

    • 4 year degree
    • 7 years minimum experience in SIOP, Production Planning, Demand Planning, Materials Planning, or Supply Chain
    • Proven understanding of SIOP process and experience leading or participating in process.
    • Strong change management skills and experience leading business transformation initiatives.
    • Experience managing teams.
    • Experience leveraging ERP systems to support planning processes.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Must be skillful at influencing decisions and opinions, negotiating, and building consensus.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Reporting experience using MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and other MS office Tools
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Masters in business, Supply Chain Management, or relevant discipline
    • Experience with SAP S/4 Hana, ideally including SAP ePPDS and SAP IBP
    • PMP Certification or course work related to Project Management
    Working Conditions
    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • must be able to lift up to 10lbs.
    Special Requirements
    • Ability to travel (US and internationally)
    • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends

    Education and/or Experience

    • Masters in business, Supply Chain Management, or relevant discipline
    • Experience in Demand Planning, Inventory Management Best Practices, and/or SIOP (or S&OP)
    • Experience in supervisory or managerial position(s)
      Interpersonal Skills:
    • Demonstrate empathy when working with project stakeholders.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, choosing message content, tone, and method appropriate for the audience and situation.


    Technical Skills

    • SAP S/4 Hana
    • SAP ePPDS
    • SAP IBP
    • Manufacturing Execution Systems
    • PMP Certification or course work related to Project Mgt
    • Proficiency in Office 365, SharePoint, MS Project


    Other Skills

    • Ability to effectively plan and organize
    • Ability to work under pressure

    This role can be based out of Grand Rapids, MI or Trevose, PA.


    Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Anthony Garwood

Director of Global SIOP

Anthony Garwood