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Forecast to Plan Workstream Lead - Digital Transformation

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

This position may be located in Europe or the United States.

  • Candidates located in EU, please apply to job# 231739
    About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

    About the Industry: At Gore, our global support teams bring together extensive knowledge and collaborate closely to support our diverse portfolio of products that solve complex problems and perform in the most demanding environments. Learn more at

    About the Role: We are looking for a Forecast-to-Plan (FTP) Business Group Workstream Lead to help establish, lead, and align inter-plant based activities to support digital transformation efforts to realize value by regional or global process harmonization within the Aerospace, Defense and Semiconductor business group. The strategic outcome is to modernize our business processes and systems to simplify and automate our work and make information readily available. This role has an outlook to grow into a Global Business Process owner role eventually.

    This position will be located at our facilities in Paper Mill West facility in Newark, Delaware or Fair Hill facility in Elkton, Maryland, with work from home days possible as part of a hybrid arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


    • Oversee the implementation of a specific set of processes within the business group FTP workstream and influence the realization of value through process harmonization across plants
    • Apply process definition, improvement, and design methodologies to identify, analyze, and improve business processes within the FTP workstream
    • Act as a liaison between the SAP implementation team, the divisional Workstream Lead, the plant workstream SMEs and the business stakeholders
    • Ensure that the business processes are aligned with the overall strategy and objectives of the organization
    • Ensure that all parallel project activities are in alignment with the overall strategy and objectives
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Account for, in conjunction with SMEs, IT and business teams, site readiness across the Division pertaining to the workstream process

      Required Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience on the job
      • Minimum of 3 years of planning experience
      • Experience in Business Process Management including modeling, analyzing, and optimizing end-to-end business processes to meet strategic goals
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal and multicultural skills
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence leaders and team members, while facilitating discussions with multiple groups / cross-functional team
      • Proven track record of delivering results for complex cross-functional or global projects with significant business impact
      • Experience in working with users to define and translate needs for a process or system
      • Demonstrated ability to use analytical and problem solving skills to challenge assumptions and drive decisions
      • Ability to support the global team through early morning and evening calls and ability to travel internationally up to 10%
        Desired Qualifications:
        • Experience with Agile methodology, in implementing software projects and in Business Analysis or Business Process Development
        • Experience in the Wire and Cable manufacturing
        • Strong knowledge of SAP modules and integration points
          This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Candidates must be "U.S. persons" as that term is defined in 8 USC -1324b(a)(3). The term "U.S. persons" includes resident aliens ("green-card" holders) as well as certain refugees, asylum-holders and residents qualifying for temporary residence under the terms of 8 USC -1255a.

          Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

          What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at

          We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

          Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

          Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

          Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

          Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at


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