Sales, Inventory and Operational Planning (SIOP) Manager

Req ID:  61704

Houston, TX, US, 77041

Date:  Oct 22, 2021

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary. 

Sales, Inventory, and Operational Planning (SIOP) Manager


The primary responsibility of the SIOP Manager is to define, implement and support the Celeros FT Sales, Inventory and Operational Planning process.   The role will focus on consensus demand planning and long-term demand planning.  Supports the facilitation of the demand planning meetings, the supply planning process, the financial reconciliation and the final SIOP plan review. The role will be dedicated to implementing Celeros FT policies and procedures across the business and driving the adoption of Celeros Excellence System and tools to support the SIOP process.

The individual must be comfortable in a low-volume, high-mix complex project (ETO, Engineered to Order) environment and be capable of working across a diverse team of stakeholders through the challenges and opportunities that this environment can create.  The ability to manage and interpret complex data and drive decisions through data are fundamental to the role.



  • Builds and manages tools and processes that support key objectives such as demand, capacity, and supply planning, and inventory management to result in a consensus forecast
  • Develop capacity planning process to align and balance supply with demand to provide input for labor and equipment requirements for short and midterm planning
  • Creates, monitors, and maintains SIOP metrics and key performance indicators, identifying potential risks and opportunities
  • Determine target inventory and planning method policies for major products with input from Product Managers, Commercial Operations (ComOps) and Global Manufacturing Organization (GMO) teams.
  • Responsible for system integrity relative to planning parameters (sales forecast, safety stock parameters, planning time fence, lot size, general accuracy of material master data, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain team to optimize consignment and VMI programs with key suppliers and maintain visibility into supplier capacity/constraints
  • Develop RACI for SIOP, inventory and Capacity planning
  • Work with NPD and VAVE teams to develop phase-out / phase-in inventory strategies
  • Improve product transition management with intelligent lifecycle data, process, and analytics including advanced leading indicators like sales funnel, spec analysis, and market intelligence.
  • Coach and mentor planners to increase their skills and capability in preparation for promotion within Celeros FT



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain; or related field. 
  • 7-10 years of Consensus Sales Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) experience
  • ASCM CPIM certification and Materials Management experience preferred.
  • MBA in a business/engineering related field preferred 
  • Proven record of progression in management roles and experience
  • Required to have worked in a manufacturing organization that was predominantly ETO product and be familiar with medium/large scale capital equipment projects
  • Energy, Aerospace, Industrial Equipment industry experience preferred


  • Leadership, organizational and inter-personal skills:
  • Experienced in and capable of leading change/LEAN
  • Excellent conflict-resolution and decision-making abilities
  • Lead by example and influence
  • Proven knowledge of performance evaluation metrics in a business setting
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively and manage time efficiently
  • Strong communication, influencing/inter-personal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer and ERP literacy/experience (Microsoft products and SAP or equivalency system)
  • Strong analytical skills: able to identify and provide solutions to complex operational and financial issues. Problem solving and creative thinking.
  • Business acumen: Ability to drive solutions to complex operational and financial issues

Celeros Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston