Integrated Planning Lead (fixed term contract)

Expiring today

May 15, 2017
May 28, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Grow with us as an Integrated Planning Lead and be responsible for leading the co-ordination of Cereal sku availability for a specified set of markets.  Youll be involved right through from creation, demand / production / on time service to de-list, making the best use of Supply Chain planning systems and processes.  Youll be an end-to-end expert!  Your actions will help Kellogg make effective decisions on our service at the lowest possible cost.


As an Integrated Planning Lead, you will: 

  • For a specified set of markets, act as the lead contact within EPA CSC for coordination of creation of new market sku or amending existing sku data and communicating time lines. Understand and utilise sku 2 market processes, tools & systems to drive agreed and approved CBU introductions / changes in market on time.
  • Manage the European APO planning process to ensure accurate visibility is provided for European Demand Planning, accurate production needs for Plant Scheduling & accurate supply network plans for Supply Planning teams.
  • Act as primary contact between Demand Planning and Production Scheduling in plant to determine near term ( 13 week ) demand change acceptance and approve / escalate as appropriate to meet service and financial targets.
  • Monitor in market service SLA and responsible for conducting Root Cause Analysis as necessary. Lead corrective actions to address deviations with Demand, Production or Supply teams as required.
  • Manage product sourcing and re-sourcing in light of new plant capacity strategies, annual production budget reviews, capacity pinch points, co-manufacturing changes etc. Review and recommend sourcing changes to EPA management based on knowledge of market being serviced, transport options etc. 
  • Work with European Inventory and Space Manager to develop inventory and deployment strategies to meet business service and financial objectives and lead the execution of plans through local production & supply planning teams.
  • Lead CSC actions in managing de-listing of skus in market. Co-ordinate timing between market, production & supply teams to ensure on time removal with minimal materials write-offs. Coordinate removal in planning systems. 
  • As part of the IPL team, execute critical weekly / monthly / quarterly EPA processes to provide key management reports and KPIs to allow for effective and timely CSC decision making to deliver both service and financial objectives.



  • Preferably educated to degree level, ideally in a numerate or related discipline
  • Hands on employment experience using SAP - APO ( SNP/DP ) and has a strong understanding of the demand, production & supply processes and requirements in a fast moving consumer goods environment
  • Strong customer focus, great organisational and data analytical skills with drive and determination for improvement
  • Excellent communication skills and capable of influencing in all European cultures
  • Ability to work under pressure of conflicting demands and time constraints


Reports to an Integrated Planning Manager - Cereal, for a series of specified markets. 

Role is based in our Dublin Cereal Business Unit head office.

An element of European travel may be required.

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