Smithfield Foods

  • Supply Planning Manager

    ID
    2018-9695
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Smithfield
    Category
    Supply Chain
    Type
    Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Shift
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Overview

    Responsible for the overall Supply Management through oversite of assigned categories & planners.  The primary role of the Supply Planning manager is to ensure midterm to long-term supply plans are aligned with near-term manufacturing & working capital requirements.  The Supply Manager will lead a team responsible for master production scheduling & the management of finished goods, work in process, excess & obsolete inventory, as well as the finished goods replenishment of the distribution network.  Key performance metrics include customer order fill rate, distress to sales ratio, and Days on Hand/Working Capital.  Managers will provide support and leadership to their team of supply planners, as well as act as a liaison with business partners regarding all supply chain related projects.  The role requires an analytical thinker and a strong communicator with an eye for detail.  Communication with business & manufacturing partners regarding capacity constraints & limitations is critical to the role. 

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Ensure all master scheduling, product replenishment & inventory management metrics are being met. Identify action items & marshal resources to address action items/follow up on all supply planning related issues
    • Oversees and aids in optimizing inventory levels at both distribution centers and plants via various stocking policies – including the requirement for seasonal builds & coordinating storage strategies with distribution team
    • Manage business factors for attaining targeted customer order fill rate of 98.5%
    • Drive for decreasing inventory alert levels and inventory distress sales across assigned product categories
    • Leads enforcement and utilization of capacity planning models for assigned product categories
    • Supports and provides direction to marketing and sales regarding capacity availability or limitations for existing or new business simulations
    • Interacts with all upstream & downstream business partners for strengthening of process opportunities and effectiveness across the company
    • Provides resolution to key shortage issues to upper management
    • Develops and trains direct reports, while providing guidance on day-to-day direction
    • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation for assigned Supply Planners
    • As part of the department leadership team – participate in the processes of interviewing, hiring, planning/assigning workloads, appraising performance, rewarding/disciplining employees

    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 college or university in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or related field and 5+ years of experience in planning and inventory control in a manufacturing environment; required.

    • Experience in other areas of the supply chain such as purchasing, customer service, demand planning or logistics is a plus.

    • Consumer Packaged Goods Industry experience, preferred.
    • APICS certification preferred, CPIM or CSCP a plus.
    • Experience in Logility is a plus.
    • Proficient in Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication Skills.

    • Excellent project management skills.

    • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

    • Strong organizational skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

    • Effectively interact with all levels of management.

    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and guidance to employees within the Supply Planning function.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

     

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.

     

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Corporate working environment.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

     

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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