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Supply Planner

Smithfield Foods Smithfield Full-Time
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Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, multi-tasker who can solve problems in a fast-paced environment that loves BACON? Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!

The Supply Chain team is looking for motivated professionals to facilitate the distribution of our great products to customers and consumers. These personnel can analyze production metrics against market needs in Supply & Demand Planning, focus on product transportation through Logistics, or ensure the shelves of your local grocery store are stocked by Direct Store Delivery.

The Supply Planner is responsible for master production scheduling & the management of finished goods, work in process, excess & obsolete inventory. This position is a key driver in ensuring adequate inventory is available to deploy in fulfillment of customer demand, while minimizing distressed product risks. The role is tasked with maintaining strong partnerships with manufacturing operations & plant schedulers to manage stock levels \u2013 as well as, using data insights to establish critical system parameters towards Target & Safety Stock settings. Manages data horizons of 26 \u2013 52 weeks for capacity planning of production/labor resources. The role also balances available stock within the distribution network for operational efficiencies with base & pre-build business situations.

Core Responsibilities
  • From the Consensus Demand Plan, the role creates finished goods needed to support customer orders, forecasted demand & inventory stocking requirements.
  • Collaborates with cross functional partners to ensure inventory is managed according to constraints and targets that are aligned with the business strategy.
  • Establishes critical inventory parameters for Target & Safety Stock settings for finished goods, while considering supply lead time, warehouse and transportation constraints.
  • Actively interacts with demand management, manufacturing, quality, warehousing & transportation to solve finished goods issues & consumption patterns.
  • Measures, analyzes, and reports key process metrics, while monitoring adherence to key performance indicators (KPI) that are assigned to the assigned product categories.
  • Identifies possible material shortages against inventory plans and develops action items. Marshal resources to address action items and follow up on all material shortage-related issues.
  • Responsible for long-term capacity status, weekly category KPI updates, product shortage reporting & ad-hoc daily information flow amongst supply planning partners (Demand Planning, Customer Service, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics, Business Management).
  • Accountable for Key metrics, to include:
    • Case Fill Rate %
    • Distress to Sales Ratio
    • Working Capital/Days On Hand Inventory (DOH)
    • Stock Transfer Order Utilization \u2013 Weights/Cube
    • Pre-build Monitoring \u2013 Production & Storage

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in supply chain management/operations/finance/engineering/mathematics and 3+ years of experience within supply planning, inventory control, logistics management and/or manufacturing production \u2013 perishable manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certification, a plus.
  • Work experience in a team based environment within manufacturing or supply chain.
  • Experience with SAP and its related supply chain applications.
  • Experience with Advance Planning Systems (Logility/JDA/APO/etc.) is required \u2013 specifically Logility is a plus.
  • Proficiency using PC-base Technology (Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word and Access).
  • Strong technical skills around data management, analytics, data processing and problem solving.
  • Well organized, with strong attention to details.
  • Strong mathematical/statistical abilities.
  • Hands on experience with modeling, analysis & simulation tools.
  • Proven ability to build working business relationships.
  • High level of interpersonal skills & hands on experience working with multiple partners to resolve exceptions and negotiate best alternatives in meeting service level goals.
  • Able to provide data to support & explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Works well under pressure with limited supervision, and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform in a command-and-control role and manage multiple priorities with competing demands.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • 10% travel is required.
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may act as a lead by providing training and guidance to other new/less experienced Supply Planners.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

 

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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food and leading consumer packaged meats company.

We are also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way. We accomplish that by maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

Based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care

How We Got Started

In 1936, Joseph W. Luter and his son founded a small meat-packing company, The Smithfield Packing Company, along the tributary of the historic James River in the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia. Over 60 years later, the “Genuine Smithfield Ham” that brought them worldwide acclaim is still born, bred and produced only in Smithfield. We now have a line of quality meats so vast, it’s helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products. Thanks to our heritage and commitment to flavor, Smithfield is now known as the “Ham Capital of the World.”

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