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Sr Supply Planning Specialist

Sr Supply Planning Specialist

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Dimension: This role is responsible for resolving distribution plan, DC/warehouse space planning related exceptions in the long to mid- term (beyond 10 days) horizon. They will also have a view of the exceptions / alerts in the short-term horizon and will provide support to deployers on request.

Main Purpose of the Job: ​The Sr. Specialist, Supply Planning role is responsible for managing the inventory and distribution plans of products from production facilities to distribution centers (DC), DC to DC, to make it cost effective and efficient. The position needs to accomplish this objective while maintaining customer service levels, reducing working capital, minimizing distribution, redeployment and overflow cost. 

The Sr. Specialist, Supply Planning, works with other Supply Planners, Demand Planners, Warehouse Ops, Quality coordinators and Inventory Analysts to manage inventory (create storage capacity, redeploy, phase in-out, aging of stock etc.) for finished goods at factory or factory warehouses. 

 

This role also develops and drives execution of the inventory planning and distribution strategy to deliver against growth plans of the company and divisions. They work with the divisions and internal departments (SC Planning, Fulfillment) to align on inventory targets, improvement opportunities, action plans, resolution of deployment exceptions and tracking key metrics that drive effective business results. They collaborate with analytics and business services teams to support decisions on inventory management and distribution strategies. 

 

Key Outputs/Deliverables:

  • ​Execution of Supply Planning process to generate the distribution requirements for deployment and MPS for National and Location level demand. 
    • For specific divisions, optimized DRP plans based on low cost sourcing models are provided to the MPS process.
  • Calculate the Net requirement (National) and Compare net requirement against the Inventory Plan Inputs using the analytics and reporting tools.
  • Manage finished good inventory levels (planned + actuals) at each distribution center consistent with the OpCo or Divison's product availability targets. 
  • Identify product exclusion, substitution, customer prioritization and allocation rules outside of 10 day horizon.
    • Work with demand planning to update the business rules to ensure product freshness, spoilage avoidance and minimize salvage situations.
    • Support the deployers in determination of the business rules within the short term (1- 10 days) horizon.
  • Adjust DRP Plans based on:
    • ​Approvals from customer on product substitutions communicated via demand management
    • Outcomes from the cross functional review meetings
    • Requests from deployment
    • Business rule updates  (ex. Customer prioritization , product commercialization decisions, allocations, exclusions)
  • Manage distribution plans in situations such as warehouse capacity shortage in the short term, stock aging, expiring inventory, inventory redeployment, product phase in phase out, quality issues.
  • Collaborate with Analytics and Business Intelligence teams to analyze the distribution plan, stock balance reports, redeployment decisions trees, dispatch plan, inventory targets policies to identify Inventory target violations, supply issues (stock out, drop in stock coverage etc) and the action plan to resolve supply planning exceptions.
  • Communicate the Distribution Plan improvement opportunities, Inventory KPI tracking results, Strategy to resolve supply issues and concerns with the Nestlé internal departments (Sale and Marketing, Finance, Deployment, Supply Planning, Demand Planning) and divisions in the Weekly/Monthly Cross functional meetings
    • ​Identify issues, review all available options and make detailed recommendations for improvement.
  • Work with the Planning Master Data Management team to review/modify/update the master data and planning parameter for Supply Planning.
  • Adjust the distribution plan based on the outcome from the cross functional collaboration meetings and inputs from the internal departments. 
  • Work with internal departments on the continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Support execution of deployment of finished goods from Nestlé plants and co-manufacturers to Nestle distribution centers, in support of Nestle deployment, customer service and efficiency targets.
  • Network with respective Nestle Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing team members to gain insight into present and future business drivers.
  • Actively manage and lead process improvement projects.

Measurements/Performance Indicators:

  • ​Coordinate with the plant/DC supply chain and deployment group to maintain service level standards while minimizing distribution, redeployment and overflow cost.
  • Maintain service level standards
  • Execute to inventory targets to support in reducing inventory costs and spoilage

Qualifications/Certifications:

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years of related work experience.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment.
  • Takes the initiative to accomplish objectives and find opportunities for continuous improvement. 
  • Ability to inspire and gudie others toward goal achievement.​
  • Strong computer skills with focuses on mathematical modeling and/or database building and maintenance (including Microsoft Office)

Critical Experiences:

  • ​Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Supply Chain roles with progressively increasing responsibility such as: Supply Planner, Demand Planner, Inventory Deployer, Production Planner
  • Experience using DRP or other finite scheduling tools
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience is a plus

 

Requisition ID: 212180 

 

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.

 

 

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Dimension: This role is responsible for resolving distribution plan, DC/warehouse space planning related exceptions in the long to mid- term (beyond 10 days) horizon. They will also have a view of the exceptions / alerts in the short-term horizon and will provide support to deployers on request.

Main Purpose of the Job: ​The Sr. Specialist, Supply Planning role is responsible for managing the inventory and distribution plans of products from production facilities to distribution centers (DC), DC to DC, to make it cost effective and efficient. The position needs to accomplish this objective while maintaining customer service levels, reducing working capital, minimizing distribution, redeployment and overflow cost. 

The Sr. Specialist, Supply Planning, works with other Supply Planners, Demand Planners, Warehouse Ops, Quality coordinators and Inventory Analysts to manage inventory (create storage capacity, redeploy, phase in-out, aging of stock etc.) for finished goods at factory or factory warehouses. 

 

This role also develops and drives execution of the inventory planning and distribution strategy to deliver against growth plans of the company and divisions. They work with the divisions and internal departments (SC Planning, Fulfillment) to align on inventory targets, improvement opportunities, action plans, resolution of deployment exceptions and tracking key metrics that drive effective business results. They collaborate with analytics and business services teams to support decisions on inventory management and distribution strategies. 

 

Key Outputs/Deliverables:

  • ​Execution of Supply Planning process to generate the distribution requirements for deployment and MPS for National and Location level demand. 
    • For specific divisions, optimized DRP plans based on low cost sourcing models are provided to the MPS process.
  • Calculate the Net requirement (National) and Compare net requirement against the Inventory Plan Inputs using the analytics and reporting tools.
  • Manage finished good inventory levels (planned + actuals) at each distribution center consistent with the OpCo or Divison's product availability targets. 
  • Identify product exclusion, substitution, customer prioritization and allocation rules outside of 10 day horizon.
    • Work with demand planning to update the business rules to ensure product freshness, spoilage avoidance and minimize salvage situations.
    • Support the deployers in determination of the business rules within the short term (1- 10 days) horizon.
  • Adjust DRP Plans based on:
    • ​Approvals from customer on product substitutions communicated via demand management
    • Outcomes from the cross functional review meetings
    • Requests from deployment
    • Business rule updates  (ex. Customer prioritization , product commercialization decisions, allocations, exclusions)
  • Manage distribution plans in situations such as warehouse capacity shortage in the short term, stock aging, expiring inventory, inventory redeployment, product phase in phase out, quality issues.
  • Collaborate with Analytics and Business Intelligence teams to analyze the distribution plan, stock balance reports, redeployment decisions trees, dispatch plan, inventory targets policies to identify Inventory target violations, supply issues (stock out, drop in stock coverage etc) and the action plan to resolve supply planning exceptions.
  • Communicate the Distribution Plan improvement opportunities, Inventory KPI tracking results, Strategy to resolve supply issues and concerns with the Nestlé internal departments (Sale and Marketing, Finance, Deployment, Supply Planning, Demand Planning) and divisions in the Weekly/Monthly Cross functional meetings
    • ​Identify issues, review all available options and make detailed recommendations for improvement.
  • Work with the Planning Master Data Management team to review/modify/update the master data and planning parameter for Supply Planning.
  • Adjust the distribution plan based on the outcome from the cross functional collaboration meetings and inputs from the internal departments. 
  • Work with internal departments on the continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Support execution of deployment of finished goods from Nestlé plants and co-manufacturers to Nestle distribution centers, in support of Nestle deployment, customer service and efficiency targets.
  • Network with respective Nestle Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing team members to gain insight into present and future business drivers.
  • Actively manage and lead process improvement projects.

Measurements/Performance Indicators:

  • ​Coordinate with the plant/DC supply chain and deployment group to maintain service level standards while minimizing distribution, redeployment and overflow cost.
  • Maintain service level standards
  • Execute to inventory targets to support in reducing inventory costs and spoilage

Qualifications/Certifications:

  • University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years of related work experience.
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment.
  • Takes the initiative to accomplish objectives and find opportunities for continuous improvement. 
  • Ability to inspire and gudie others toward goal achievement.​
  • Strong computer skills with focuses on mathematical modeling and/or database building and maintenance (including Microsoft Office)

Critical Experiences:

  • ​Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Supply Chain roles with progressively increasing responsibility such as: Supply Planner, Demand Planner, Inventory Deployer, Production Planner
  • Experience using DRP or other finite scheduling tools
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience is a plus

 

Requisition ID: 212180 

 

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.

 

 

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

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


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