Supply Chain Production Planner
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Niles, IL 60714
This Supply Planner position is responsible for planning from both a system and business process perspective. The primary focus is to ensure consistent and proper inventory levels at all locations, having the right product in the right place at the right time. This includes establishing and maintaining the production master schedule for production facilities in order to meet all actual production and demand requirements. Additionally the supply planner will maintain proper inventory to fulfill demand requirements, at a branch and SKU level. This may include purchasing full goods and/or performing branch replenishment activities. This position will be cross-trained in order to perform the duties of procuring, producing, and deploying full goods.
Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Achieve Best in Class out of stock levels
Maintain proper full goods inventory levels for assigned area/locations utilizing SAP Planning Modules.
Create replenishment loads (purchased or DRP) that are optimized to minimize logistical costs
Lead daily conversion calls that include all levels of the organization
Collaborate cross functionally with the Demand Planning team, sales teams and operations teams to support the rollout of new product innovation, promotional packaging, and holiday inventory planning on purchased products
Participate in the review of inventory levels and warehouse capacity, initiate and coordinate necessary product movements to prevent out of stocks and out of date issues as well as overstock/warehouse capacity issues
Work with Demand Planning team on SAP material set-ups and sourcing changes for purchased products
Report on close dated inventory and work to reduce Breakage Damage and Loss (BDL) due to product age
Collaborate with the Demand Planning and Commercialization teams to improve the Business Unit’s Uniform Forecasting Process. Participate in SKU management analysis to help identify those items that are underperforming
Participate in weekly collaboration conference calls (SIP meetings) to communicate key product information across the business unit
Maintain PP and MRP profiles to ensure the integrity of the SAP Production and Capacity Modules are fully utilized for Purchased products
Maintain SAP coverage profiles for each sales facility within assigned area
Maintain SAP system parameters for purchased and produced full goods
Performs all other duties as assigned