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Supply Chain Planner

Job Offer Supply Chain Planner

Job Offer

The Supply Chain Planner will be responsible for leading and executing both demand forecasting and supply planning processes. Collaborate with cross-functional business teams to make judgmental adjustments to forecast. Partner with international colleagues to optimize inventory coverage while avoiding out of stock or excess situations. Become the Supply Chain expert for assigned brands and act as back-up for all other brands. The candidate should be a motivated individual with strong analytical skills who enjoys diving into data and recommending solutions to enhance the supply chain. The keys to success will be a strong interest in teamwork and collaboration, a desire to learn, and a passion for applying analytics to decisions.

Supply Chain Planner

Location: Chicago office

Date: As soon as possible

Essential duties and responsibilities

Demand and Supply Planning for Assigned Brands:

Drive monthly consensus forecast process by engaging the entire cross-functional team
Utilize advanced data analysis to recommend forecast adjustments
Participate in new item launches from ideation to execution to ensure forecasting and supply success
Supervise short-range forecasts vs. capacities to identify and prevent service problems and inventory overstocks
Communicate any service issues related to stock availability to stakeholders and coordinate resolution
Effectively manage inventory coverage levels on all items at all warehouses accounting for inventory freshness
Effectively coordinate Supplier shipments to ensure timely arrival with lead-times
Resolve supply issues as primary contact for Customer Operations and Sales
Maintain optimal balance of inventory between warehouse locations through inter-warehouse transfers and DC level forecast corrections while considering impact to budgets
Conduct root cause analysis and identify opportunity for resolution of Supply Chain issues
Maintain knowledge and understanding of other brands to provide coverage as needed

General:
Review reports and recommend productivity and efficiency improvements
Prepare in-depth analyses regarding specific topics as requested
Support and assist project teams focused on special requests
Create and maintain process documentation for all reporting responsibilities
Proof read and review finished work product for accuracy and completeness
Understand the extended process of material procurement, capacity planning, inventory analysis, and advanced planning techniques (demand flow scheduling, vendor managed inventory, etc)

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

Excellent problem solving ability with demonstrated experience managing situations through facts and data
Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze, interpret, and present results
Demonstrated decision making ability through utilization of all available resources
Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt to different levels and requirements of the internal organization
Effectively provide clear and concise feedback to external customers
Demonstrated ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis
Ability to evaluate the value added through processes and analysis and make decisions accordingly
Understand and adapt to requirements of multiple internal and external customers
Maintain composure when challenged
MS Office expertise with a focus in Excel
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and adapt to multiple priorities

Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree with a focus in business required
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years’ experience, preferably with a CPG company


If you would like to apply for this position please contact:

Natalie Ziegenhagen
Storck USA
HR Coordinator
325 N LaSalle - Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60654
312.494.5976
E-Mail: natalie.ziegenhagen@us.storck.com