Supply/Demand Planning Lead

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Newark, NJ, United States
Dec 19, 2016
May 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Generate and maintain a master production schedule that optimizes working capital while delivering high levels of case fill rate at the least landed cost. This position will support one of the following businesses: infant formula, baby food, cereal, or purees with an average of a 135 SKU count.


Develop 78-week master production schedule on a weekly basis that achieves targeted inventory and service levels. Monitor APO alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain on the tactical execution of the production plan.

Develop and maintain SAP/APO Master Data, which includes materials, resources, shift definitions, and the like. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain to ensure alignment of planning parameters with factory- level constraints.
Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply and Production Reviews as well as the Monthly Production Review; act as Process Owner of these meetings to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process.

Continuously work to align with Manufacturing on the operating conditions of the factory(ies), including calendar and performance assumptions. Offer suggestions and seek commitment to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost.
Participate in the development of integrated budgets; responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and purchasing programs.

Communicate closely with Division Network Sourcing to determine where products will run and how to best utilize equipment and capacity.
Make necessary adjustments to short-term and intermediate schedules on a daily basis, reacting to market demands.

Participate in and/or represent department in divisional task force workgroups.
Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity studies, cost savings initiatives, and other Ensure Supply objectives related to supply planning.
Create and maintain reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level and all related issues that support these key performance indicators.

Work with and through the Purchasing group to resolve scheduling constraints and raw material availability to support current manufacturing plans.
Communicate and work closely with all Supply Chain groups in order to support Sales & Marketing objectives.

All other duties as assigned by Management.

Key Performance Indicators:
     Case Fill Rate
     Stock Cover
     Bad goods Waste

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Director, Demand & Supply Planning


FINANCIAL/STRATEGIC IMPACT: This role has a major impact on our customer service levels, working capital. It also has a critical part in eliminating waste, reducing distribution logistics costs and minimizing manufacturing costs.

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business or similar field.

EXPERIENCE: 3 years in supply chain planning, logistics, capacity planning and/or similar positions.

SAP SNP and or R/3 Planning Modules.
Expertise in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Proven track record of :
Delivering credible analytics with complex data
Engaging and influencing high levels of the organization
Defining and addressing areas of opportunity
Creative problem solving
Working knowledge of lean six-sigma is a plus.

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