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Manager, Capacity Planning & Network Modeling

Company:  Ball Corporation

RS, 11070 Luton, GB, LU1 3LG Luton, GB, LU1 3LG RS, 11080

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Job Category:  Supply & Logistics
Req ID:  36632

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.


Position overview:  


The aim of this role is to optimize logistics network efficiency and effectiveness through capacity planning and network modelling. Position will analyze infrastructure, forecasts demand, and designs agile, cost-effective networks to accommodate growth while maximizing service levels. 


Key responsibilities include:


  • Conduct detailed analysis of current logistics capacity, including warehouse space, transportation routes, and distribution centers, to identify areas for optimization
  • Utilize advanced modeling techniques and simulation tools to forecast future demand and assess the impact on logistics capacity and resources
  • Design and optimize logistics networks, considering factors such as transportation costs, lead times, inventory levels, and service requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including commercial, operations, and finance, to align capacity planning efforts with business goals and objectives
  • Develop and maintain capacity planning models and tools to facilitate scenario analysis and decision-making
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to logistics capacity and network performance and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Lead projects to implement capacity expansion initiatives, such as warehouse expansions, transportation fleet upgrades, or network reconfigurations
  • Conduct regular reviews and audits of logistics capacity and network performance to ensure alignment with business needs and objectives
  • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in logistics capacity planning and network modeling
  • Provide guidance and support to logistics team members on capacity planning processes, tools, and methodologies


What are we looking for? 


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management or Statistics or relevant experience in capacity planning within logistics, including forecasting demand and optimizing resources to accommodate growth efficiently

  • Experience doing network modeling, utilizing tools and techniques to design agile and cost-effective logistics networks

  • Experience in logistics operations, with a solid understanding of transportation, warehousing, and distribution processes to inform network optimization strategies

  • Experience designing and optimizing logistics networks, considering various factors such as costs, lead times, and service requirements  

  • Experience conducting detailed analysis of logistics capacity and network performance, interpreting data to identify optimization opportunities

  • Advanced modeling techniques and simulation tools to forecast future demand and evaluate logistics capacity


Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.


No agencies please.


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