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Sr Supply Planning Specialist

Sr Supply Planning Specialist

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

Position Summary

The Supply Planner, Inter-Market is responsible for planning the exports of Nestlé Nutrition products to export (Nestlé affiliate) markets such as Canada, Caribbean, and other countries in Latin America/Asia/Africa. Weekly planning of supply to maintain inventory between agreed minimum and maximum targets, through close liaison with the Supply Planning Managers and the export countries. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Validate planning data sent by receiving markets, highlighting and checking significant increases/decreases in demand or in inventory levels 
  • Analyze stock inventory levels at the market distribution centers and identify/schedule production with manufacturing/ supply planners based on minimum /maximum stock covers in SAP/APO 
  • Provide visibility of forecast variability to large markets for immediate attention and action 
  • Collaborate with the markets/supply planners to identify correct stock policies for skus, taking into account, production and transportation constraints 
  • Proactively identify potential supply issues, ensure receiving countries are aware of supply constraints, and the US is aware of the impact on export countries 
  • Highlight and work to resolve supply issues (potential out of stocks or over-stocks) in the receiving markets, and work on permanent solutions 
  • Ensure the new launches are effectively planned and managed to ensure on-time launch deliveries
  • Ensure Discontinuation run outs and transition plans are well defined between Producing and Receiving Markets, to avoid write offs 
  • Supports new business requests by checking capacity and freshness concerns prior to launch
  • Initiate/Maintain/ Review Partnership agreements and Product Briefs with all export markets 
  • Communication with Nestlé internal departments (Supply Planning, Factories, QA, Export Customer Service, Shipping/ Transport, and Distribution Centers) 
  • Facilitate monthly KPI with Affiliates and identify continuous improvements 
  • Maintain and update all necessary master data in SAP/APO of new, current, and discontinued SKUs for correct planning 
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP Planning tool Analysis: 
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply Review meetings; act as Process Owner of this meeting to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process 
  • Participate in the development of integrated budgets, responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and procurement programs 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and 3 to 5 years of related work experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel. Familiarity with SAP APO, BW, MS Access, PowerPoint, and Word; Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems 
  • Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels. 

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3 to 5 years of dynamic and successful Supply Chain experience with strong and sustained performance, preferably in Supply chain planning 
  • Exposure to international trade and commercial terms preferred 

Requisition ID

142216 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

Position Summary

The Supply Planner, Inter-Market is responsible for planning the exports of Nestlé Nutrition products to export (Nestlé affiliate) markets such as Canada, Caribbean, and other countries in Latin America/Asia/Africa. Weekly planning of supply to maintain inventory between agreed minimum and maximum targets, through close liaison with the Supply Planning Managers and the export countries. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Validate planning data sent by receiving markets, highlighting and checking significant increases/decreases in demand or in inventory levels 
  • Analyze stock inventory levels at the market distribution centers and identify/schedule production with manufacturing/ supply planners based on minimum /maximum stock covers in SAP/APO 
  • Provide visibility of forecast variability to large markets for immediate attention and action 
  • Collaborate with the markets/supply planners to identify correct stock policies for skus, taking into account, production and transportation constraints 
  • Proactively identify potential supply issues, ensure receiving countries are aware of supply constraints, and the US is aware of the impact on export countries 
  • Highlight and work to resolve supply issues (potential out of stocks or over-stocks) in the receiving markets, and work on permanent solutions 
  • Ensure the new launches are effectively planned and managed to ensure on-time launch deliveries
  • Ensure Discontinuation run outs and transition plans are well defined between Producing and Receiving Markets, to avoid write offs 
  • Supports new business requests by checking capacity and freshness concerns prior to launch
  • Initiate/Maintain/ Review Partnership agreements and Product Briefs with all export markets 
  • Communication with Nestlé internal departments (Supply Planning, Factories, QA, Export Customer Service, Shipping/ Transport, and Distribution Centers) 
  • Facilitate monthly KPI with Affiliates and identify continuous improvements 
  • Maintain and update all necessary master data in SAP/APO of new, current, and discontinued SKUs for correct planning 
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP Planning tool Analysis: 
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply Review meetings; act as Process Owner of this meeting to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process 
  • Participate in the development of integrated budgets, responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and procurement programs 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and 3 to 5 years of related work experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel. Familiarity with SAP APO, BW, MS Access, PowerPoint, and Word; Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems 
  • Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels. 

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3 to 5 years of dynamic and successful Supply Chain experience with strong and sustained performance, preferably in Supply chain planning 
  • Exposure to international trade and commercial terms preferred 

Requisition ID

142216 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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