Supply Chain Planner

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West Fargo, ND
May 15, 2017
May 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supply Chain Planner-WES00522 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


The supply chain planner will be responsible for combining customer orders, inventory, and forecasts into the crush, refining, dewaxing, and deodorizing short-term schedule, mid and long-term plans working with cross functional teams including commercial, transportation and operations to ensure we are meeting seed, meal, and oil contracts, maximizing margins, and running assets (crush, refining, dewax, deodorizer, rail cars) to their optimal levels.

Use inventory, contracts, orders, and plant processing information to publish a short term detailed production schedule employing appropriate scheduling tools and methods, and revising as situations change (e.g. production upsets, unexpected demand).

Develop a rolling mid-term (2-4 month) rough cut plan to ensure proper coordination of origination, maintenance (scheduled downtime) and logistic activities, considering seed supply, demand data, resource capabilities and process constraints. Proactively identify risk areas (e.g. seed shortages/oil imports), analyze different potential scenarios and recommend most efficient solution to maximize profits and meet customer demands.

Implement and utilize tools, processes, optimization models and metrics from BOSC to do scenario planning and constraint shadow pricing to allow future growth and debottlenecking of operations on the back of customer demands and requirements (e.g. storage shed, oil storage). Utilize PI data historian, and other relevant data sources to pull data for planning purposes and trend projections. Ensure planning master data is up-to-date and accurate

Ensure cross functional alignment, new product and process planning, and understand the underlying plant(s) economics to help assist in decision making processes. Facilitate plant(s) planning processes, including the monthly S&OP cycle ensuring coordination with the commercial, operations, logistics and finance teams. Facilitate the demand review with the commercial team; the supply review with the operations, logistics and seed merchant team; and the monthly consensus meeting by providing appropriate reports for decision making, tracking performance metrics, recording action items and monitoring action implementation.

Develop a rolling long-term (4-12 month) high level plan to support long-term decision making and the annual budgeting process.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (supply chain management, Logisitics management, planning & scheduling)

  • Minimum 5 years (combined) experience in the following functions: supply chain planning, transportation and logistics, or operations.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and high attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop in-depth technical understanding of complex operational and business activities and implement those concepts across broad geographies.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and lead people, with diverse backgrounds, to accomplish business objectives.

  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with the Cargill Leadership Expectations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with working in a large (matrix) organization.

  • Lean, six sigma or APICS certification.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Supply Chain Management

Primary Location US-ND-West Fargo

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

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