Job DescriptionJob Title: Supply Planner: Distribution Requirements
Mission: Maintain an ongoing focus on stability, service, inventory, and cost in the execution of distribution planning strategies.
Key Result Areas:
1. Replenishment Supply Planning 40%
2. Inventory Management 15%
3. Personal Development 5%
4. Cost Reduction 10%
5. Production Planning 30%
1. Replenishment Supply Planning:
a) Evaluates data regarding demand vs. forecast, production vs. plan, inventory levels, service levels, and resource productivity to adequately stock FDCs.
b) Develops production and product transfer deployment plans as a result of inputs including forecast, inventory, capacity, materials, lead times, service objectives, etc.
c) Monitors inventory levels to ensure inventory is effectively utilized in accordance with specified metrics.
d) Identifies and report trends, forecast issues, anomalies and gaps, while recommending corrective actions.
e) Identifies strategic process improvements for inventory management, order fulfillment, customer satisfaction while maintaining days of supply on hand at each location.
f) Communicates plan changes to key partners (warehouse, production, transportation, customer service, etc.)
2. Inventory Management:
a) Monitors inventory processes and transactions in distribution centers to assure product receipts and other reporting is controlled and consistent.
b) Acts as a liaison, representing the Planning function in general, interfacing and influencing other functions.
c) Understands and properly executes manual and system inventory transactions.
d) Monitor and scrutinize inventory and service level reports for root cause analysis and corrective action.
e) Conducts exception management against stock out, stock low, stock high, and inventory aging across the network.
3. Personal Development
a) Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
b) Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards to ensure continuous improvement.
c) Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
4. Cost Reduction
a) Develops product life cycle management strategies and implement processes that reduce inventory loss.
b) Implement replenishment strategy to minimize expedited freight.
c) Identifies and implements key initiatives that drive continuous process improvement through inventory management processes.
d) Conducts root-cause analysis on all inventory stock outs in FDCís to develop and implement corrective actions and communicate resolution to all relevant stakeholders.
e) Identifies out-of tolerance measures and presents recommendations to mitigate.
5. Production Planning
a) Serves as back-up for all supply planning processes
b) Generates production work orders as needed per the current pack schedule.
c) Participates in the development and management of the Master Production Schedule in order to ensure a balance of stability and responsiveness.
d) Develops and provides reports as needed for Key Performance Indicators
e) Supplies data and analysis for S&OP Supply process
f) Participates in Order Management meetings in collaboration with Customer Service and Demand Manager
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Able to perform multiple tasks, works well under pressure and prioritizes to meet deadlines. Strong personable attitude and organizational, planning, problem solving, analytical and reasoning skills are essential. The aptitude to manage across functional boundaries. Willingness to accept challenges and respond assertively. Excellent correspondence skills: both verbal and written.
Bachelorís degree or 5 years work experience in supply chain, corporate finance, production/operations experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Preferred experience in agriculture production, food processing, manufacturing environment, shipping/warehousing and/or inventory control. Advanced Excel skills preferred. Knowledge of Oracle JDE system desired.
Strong communication skills required. The ability to convey (verbal and written) communications to various levels within the organization. Ability to read, analyze, interpret and investigate; technical procedures, contracts and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customers, and employees.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, area, and cubes. Ability to compute rate, ratio and to create and maintain intricate graphs, charts and spreadsheets. Accurately converts measurements and quantities, e.g., cases per pallet to total quantity, etc
Quantitative data management skills with ability to look at information creatively and develop proposals for process improvements based on findings from data.
Builds and sustains honest relationships. Listens to understand input, feedback and concerns of co-workers. Responds promptly to questions and concerns. Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others.
Accepts responsibility and accountability for the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner. Demonstrates a sound balance between quality and quantity of work. Deadlines are met.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; use hands and fingers, handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
ISO 9002/SQF Qualifications:
Ability to master all elements of the ISO 9002/SQF quality procedures that apply to this position. Maintain the departmental requirements and standards, including, but not limited to; efficiently create, review, interpret, audit and update procedures. Accomplish effective and thorough, corrective and preventive investigations and resolution, while meeting the established time requirements.
This position has no direct reports.
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