Supply Planning Supervisor

Riverside, CA, United States
Jan 24, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain, Technical and Productions
and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Supply Chain
and you'll be part of our logistics backbone - and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestlé Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our Supply Chain factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful - not least is you'll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We'll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you'll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits - everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.

We currently have an opening for a Supply Planning Supervisor which is a key member of our West region logistics group based in Mira Loma, CA.

We currently have an opening for a Supply Planning Supervisor which is a key member of our West region logistics group based in Mira Loma, CA.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create and manage the Deployment and Production planning strategy for the West region network (including manufacturing sites as well as 3rd party warehouses)
  • Collaborate with customer service, transportation, sales, and technical and production teams to ensure case fill targets are me.
  • Manage the sourcing of customer orders based on product availability.
  • Create and control the Master Production Schedule that maximized production capabilities while balancing demand of a rolling forecast to ensure supply
  • Manage a large portion of the logistics budget as it relates to forecasting inventory moves and warehousing costs for a 12-18 month horizon
  • Perform detailed production, inventory, and sales analysis to ensure we are executing the most optimal supply plan from both a cost and service standpoint
  • Develop tools and processes that are focused on increasing direct ship and line load opportunities
  • Oversee and manage all activities performed by Deployment planners,  Planning Coordinators & Raw Material Handlers.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed production schedules coordinated with manufacturing to ensure optimal production and case fill rates
  • Maintain expertise in systems knowledge and recommend new procedures to enhance the performance of the planning and scheduling system.
  • Provide scheduling and demand history reports on an as needed basis.
  • Create and analyze spreadsheets, charts, graphs and reports relating to backorders, inventory, fill rates and other critical business issues.
  • Maintain and control incoming water supply within regulations
  • Communicate with leadership teams and coordinate warehouse transfers & repositions to maintain target inventory levels.
  • Develop training guides, process changes, and SOP's as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Planning Manager
  • Support efforts to dispose of stagnant inventory. Seek opportunities to reapply to new orders
  • Assist planners/schedulers in making production changes in response to planned or unplanned outages
  • Maintain SAP master data settings for new item setups, product transitions, and all key functionality

Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Engineering, or related field
  • Experience with problem solving methodologies including; Lean manufacturing, DMAIC projects, and/or Six Sigma are highly desired
  • Prior experience with raw material purchasing, production planning, and/or production operations is required
  • Experienced analysis capabilities utilizing Excel and/or Access is required
  • Must be a people oriented leader with experience in developing leadership and increasing the capability of others
  • Prior manager / supervisor experience required
  • 3-5 years of leadership experience within a fast-paced Manufacturing environment required
  • Ability to handle multiple people and projects in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Customer focused attitude in a dynamic environment
  • Proficient with computers and windows based software.
  • Experience with an ERP system such as SAP or Oracle is preferred

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna.  Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf.  We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.  As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?