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Sr Specialist - Planning Solutions

Sr Specialist - Planning Solutions

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.

Position Summary


The Supply Chain Planning Solutions Sr Specialist is responsible for influencing end-to-end planning functions by utilizing in-system and out-of-system tools to enhance key results and sustainability of the different planning solutions.  This role will provide key project management support with cross-functional stakeholders to lead current and future Demand, Supply, Distribution Planning and Production Scheduling initiatives. The Sr Specialist will be responsible for model performance, new functionality, cross-functional support, & people technical development.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively analyze and enhance the model performance of the different Planning and Optimization Solutions in the Supply Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning and Production Scheduling space (new and existing cost model structures, network structure changes, advanced modeling of networks, simulations of business changes, and new planning system implementation). This includes work in APO SNP/PPDS, SAP ECC R/3 and OMP Systems, in both Heuristic and Optimization based solves.
  • Influence design of end-to-end planning processes for new business requirements, including active participation on design, testing and implementation.
  • SC Planning Project Management work
  • Identify, execute and complete initiatives to support NUSA Supply Chain Planning Goals, utilizing a strong partnership with Business functions, Advanced Analytics, NBE, IS/IT to ensure data integrity and planning sustainability.  
  • Design, development and maintenance of planning tools that support more effective system planning sustainability.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Undergraduate degree strongly preferred. 
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or related field. 
  • At least 3 years of experience performing and/or supporting Demand and Supply Planning functions.
  • At least 2 years of active experience working with SAP APO PPDS and/or SAP APO SNP Planning solutions or similar system is required. 
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to drive performance improvement and change management initiatives. At least one full project lifecycle, preferred
  • Experience with large enterprise business systems and ERP environments such as SAP and BW, preffered. 
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.
  • Advanced skill level in MS Office, especially MS Excel and MS Access
  • Effective collaboration and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.  
  • Effectively balance multiple priorities and adapt to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with dynamic demands.
  • Availability for travel as needed


SKILLS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Strong and problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including but not limited to coaching, feedback, collaboration, and courage.
  • Effectively able to manage various stakeholders and influence without authority.
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to analyze and interpret business and systems requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently and to coordinate and prioritize multiple assignments. Works well in a fast paced environment.
  • Desired strong knowledge of mathematical modeling skills such as Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Heuristics etc.
  • Knowledge of software development methodology is a plus

Job ID

142469 

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.

Position Summary


The Supply Chain Planning Solutions Sr Specialist is responsible for influencing end-to-end planning functions by utilizing in-system and out-of-system tools to enhance key results and sustainability of the different planning solutions.  This role will provide key project management support with cross-functional stakeholders to lead current and future Demand, Supply, Distribution Planning and Production Scheduling initiatives. The Sr Specialist will be responsible for model performance, new functionality, cross-functional support, & people technical development.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively analyze and enhance the model performance of the different Planning and Optimization Solutions in the Supply Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning and Production Scheduling space (new and existing cost model structures, network structure changes, advanced modeling of networks, simulations of business changes, and new planning system implementation). This includes work in APO SNP/PPDS, SAP ECC R/3 and OMP Systems, in both Heuristic and Optimization based solves.
  • Influence design of end-to-end planning processes for new business requirements, including active participation on design, testing and implementation.
  • SC Planning Project Management work
  • Identify, execute and complete initiatives to support NUSA Supply Chain Planning Goals, utilizing a strong partnership with Business functions, Advanced Analytics, NBE, IS/IT to ensure data integrity and planning sustainability.  
  • Design, development and maintenance of planning tools that support more effective system planning sustainability.

 

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Undergraduate degree strongly preferred. 
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or related field. 
  • At least 3 years of experience performing and/or supporting Demand and Supply Planning functions.
  • At least 2 years of active experience working with SAP APO PPDS and/or SAP APO SNP Planning solutions or similar system is required. 
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to drive performance improvement and change management initiatives. At least one full project lifecycle, preferred
  • Experience with large enterprise business systems and ERP environments such as SAP and BW, preffered. 
  • Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.
  • Advanced skill level in MS Office, especially MS Excel and MS Access
  • Effective collaboration and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels.  
  • Effectively balance multiple priorities and adapt to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with dynamic demands.
  • Availability for travel as needed


SKILLS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Strong and problem-solving skills and creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including but not limited to coaching, feedback, collaboration, and courage.
  • Effectively able to manage various stakeholders and influence without authority.
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to analyze and interpret business and systems requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently and to coordinate and prioritize multiple assignments. Works well in a fast paced environment.
  • Desired strong knowledge of mathematical modeling skills such as Linear Programming, Mixed Integer Programming, Heuristics etc.
  • Knowledge of software development methodology is a plus

Job ID

142469 

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, 22202

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22202


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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