Forecasting Career Success: The Skills You Need For The New Supply Chain

Join APICS Greater North Jersey and IBF Institute of Business Forecasting for a panel presentation sponsored by OM Partners. Our event will be held at Bayer Corporate Headquarters 100 Bayer Blvd, in Whippany, NJ. Come join us where our panel will discuss topics to enrich your career and job search.

You will learn:
  • Education required to be considered viable
  • Specific skills necessary to be effective
  • The importance of the software
  • New skills to be acquired
  • Helpful Continuing Education
  • Foreseeable challenges / hurdles
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Registration & Networking light H'orderves
  • 6:00pm - 6:10pm: New York Chapter Introduction by Kevin Reim
  • 6:10pm - 6:20pm: APICS GNJ introduction
  • 6:10pm - 6:20pm: OM Partners Sponsor Introduction
  • 6:20pm - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion
  • 7:30pm - 7:45pm: Q&A
  • 8:00pm - 9:00pm: Optional Networking cocktail @ Local Pub
Lynn Harac
Senior HR Partner
Lynn Harac is Senior Human Resources Parter with Bayer. Prior to joining Bayer, Lynn held Senior Human Resource positions with Daiichi Sankyo, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Meyers Squibb. Lynn received her BS in Microbiology from Ohio State University.
Abby Kohut
Recruiting Manager
Renaissance Pharmaceuticals
Abby Kohut is currently with Renaissance Pharmaceuticals where she is responsible for Full Cycle Talent Acquisition. For their Supply Chain team. Abby is passionate about coaching and growing talent and is an award winning Speaker who participates in many events to provide her expertise to people across the nation.
Jeff Marthins, CPF
Director of Supply Chain Operations
Jeff Marthins is no stranger to the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF as he is a regular workshop leader at conferences and IBF training programs. Jeff is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) since 2006. He has worked in all facets of manufacturing and planning. His current role is Director of Supply Chain Operations and oversees the Demand Planning Department. Jeff led the production module of a SAP and other software implementations at the company. His background includes many years of manufacturing, which has provided him with a solid platform for the creation and development of the Demand Planning Department. Even though Jeff oversees many facets of the Supply Chain Operation, he still has a passion for Demand Planning and Forecasting. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2016 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.
Kevin Reim
Vice President US Supply Chain Lancôme at L'Oréal
Supply Chain and Operations executive with a proven track record of developing talent, reducing costs, and delivering world class service. At PepsiCo, after various leadership roles in Operations, led the Demand and Supply Planning teams for the South Business Unit, with $3.4 billion in revenue, 14 plants, and 114 locations. Piloted Voice Pick for the company and led the demand planning integration of Gatorade and Tropicana Chill into the Pepsi Beverages Company direct store delivery model for the South Business Unit. In 2012, built out demand planning function and implemented consensus demand planning process at a $500M + CPG company enabling S&OP implementation, step changing forecast accuracy (120 index to PY) and reducing inventory levels by over 35%. Currently VP, US Supply Chain For Lancome. For 5 consecutive years first at Lancôme then at Kiehls delivered the highest lag 3 forecast accuracy in the world in L'Oreal Luxury, and reduced excess and obsolete by over 30%. President, Institute for Business Forecasting New York Metro Chapter. Article "How to Measure the Impact of Different Marketing Efforts" published in Journal of Business Forecasting in Winter 2013 - 2014 issue.
John Gallucci
VP, Demand Planning
Bayer Consumer Healthcare
John Gallucci has over 20 years of business planning leadership experience, and is currently the Vice President of Demand Planning for Bayer’s US Consumer Healthcare Division. He has authored innovative solutions in the areas of S&OP, inventory management, distribution, transportation, network optimization, and customer logistics. He has designed and implemented Executive S&OP and IBP processes in four companies, spanning the chemical, consumer goods, and food/beverage industries. John holds a B.S. with a dual major in Marketing and Business Management from Lehigh University, and has been CPIM certified since 2000. He has been a member of the IBF’s Board of Advisors since 2008, and has served as a speaker and panelist for IBF Executive Forums on the topics of S&OP Optimization, Lean Forecasting, Talent Management, Integrated Demand Signals, and New Product Forecasting. In 2014, the IBF presented John with the “Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning” award. Recipients of this award are driven by peer-nominations, on the merits of industry thought-leadership, delivering sustainable business results, innovating within the field, and expanding the industry’s body of knowledge, while raising awareness for the field.
Philip Vervloesem
Senior Vice President
OM Partners USA Inc.
Vision driven Senior Vice President with a demonstrated history of boundary stretching and thought leadership in supply chain planning innovation and building new markets and growing teams. Skilled in Supply Chain Optimization, Operations Management, Demand Planning and sensing, IBP, network optimization, machine learning and much more. Originally from Antwerp, Belgium with a key focus on the Americas including North America, Brazil, Argentina, Canada while working in an A-team which thinks truly E2E global!
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