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Supply Planner

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As a Supply Planner you will be responsible for developing sales forecasts for key brands to arrive at a business consensus with the commercial business and the supply organization, and will play a key role in the development of the process and systems architecture that will support the management of customer level trade promotions, by incorporating information that is available in the CRM (Customer Relationship Management, Siebel) planning system. Forecasts will be established by analyzing and evaluating the combination of consumer and customer trade promotions, run rates, trends, & seasonality, using planning software and judgmental inputs to achieve business alignment. In addition to this, the Supply Planner will be responsible for delivering results for KPI’s of Customer Service and Inventory by driving appropriate actions within the supply chain.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Direct responsibility for the management of a consensus enterprise forecast for assigned brands and business units.
  • Coordination of monthly planning meetings with Sales, Marketing, Customer Marketing, and Manufacturing.
  • Analysis of customer acceptance information and estimated market penetration estimates to develop estimates for new product introductions, identifying high side and low side risk to these estimates.
  • Maintaining inventory at appropriate level to ensure high customer service, while meeting brand inventory targets.
  • Thorough management of Excess and Obsolete stock
  • The joint development of inventory strategies with Manufacturing, using accuracy statistics, forecast variability, and estimated risk to forecast projections.
  • Evaluation of consumer and trade promotion activities to establish meaningful projections of future promotions.
  • Contribution to the implementation of processes and systems tools to develop a customer supply driven supply-planning process.
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Is this You?

  • Supply Chain Background: At least 3 years’ experience in a planning or similar supply chain role. Previous experience using planning software is preferred.
  • Self-Starter: You take initiative, are willing to take risks and have the ability to work independently.
  • Organized: You manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment to deliver on time and in full.
  • Team player: You are comfortable leading the decision making process for cross-functional teams.
  • Influencer: You have the ability to work with different stakeholders and gain their buy in on newly created processes through leveraging your leadership and motivational skills. 
  • Systems savvy: Previous experience with relational databases, MS Access, and Advanced Excel functions is a plus. Experience with Customer Level Supply Management (VMI, CPFR) a plus.
  • College graduate: BA/BS in Logistics, Operations, Business Degree, Supply Chain Management, or quantitative analysis is preferred.
Equality

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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