Getting the Brightest & Best: S&OP Talent Management

S&OP requires dedication, consistency and qualified key decision makers in order for a company to succeed in achieving its desired business objectives. Great effort must be made to identify individuals with the necessary leadership qualities so they can perform essential S&OP functions and drive it as a key strategic tool.

In this session I discuss how a solid grounding in S&OP functional requirements is essential for anyone joining the S&OP established family of leaders within an organization. It is therefore crucial that HR is aligned with your S&OP objectives. Whether you are adding specialized practitioners, mid management managers or executive level leaders, soft skills in collaboration, management and negotiation are fundamental requirements for any team member.

You will learn:
  • How your company can avoid the pitfalls of the “wrong choice” for highly visible S&OP roles
  • How to identify the necessary ‘soft skills’ for your organization based on its strategic vision, S&OP leadership needs and functional strengths
  • How to take a collaborative approach to the selection process to avoid miscommunication and waste of valuable resources
Andrew Schneider
Supply Chain Global Process Leader
Ball Corporation

Andrew Schneider is an award-winning Integrated Business Planning and Supply Chain Management professional. He is currently employed with Ball Corporation, the world’s largest sustainable & innovative beverage packaging company. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF), a triple-fellow with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) , and a regular international speaker at industry events. Andrew is a hands-on data scientist & practitioner, while also an inspirational industry leader with a passion for innovating & advancing the fields of demand planning, S&OP, and enterprise risk management. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF).

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