Master Supply Planner

Post Consumer Brands

Business Unit Overview Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings Inc., is focused on providing delicious food choices for every taste and budget. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. Brand The companys portfolio ranges from iconic brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape-Nuts and PEBBLES cereals, as well as Peter Pan peanut butter to the top-selling Malt-O-Meal brand of value ready-to-eat cereals and more. Our business is growing and thats where you come in. Our company is a hearty mix of ambitious people who want to make great things happen. Location Description Post Consumer Brands corporate headquarters in Lakeville, Minn. is about 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Lakeville has all the benefits of smaller town living with access to everything a large metropolitan area has to offer. Join more than 400 team members collaborating on the two-building campus to help put breakfast on the tables of millions of consumers in North America. Responsibilities OVERVIEW: Under the direction of the Supply Chain Operations Manager, the Master Supply Planner is accountable for the establishment and management of the Capacity and Inventory Supply plan, which meets company Demand across all regions while controlling excessive costs for assigned product technologies. The creation of this Supply plan on assigned flavor types within his/her portfolio balances the competing needs of customer service levels, network efficiencies and execution of an item level inventory management strategy that optimizes inventory level targets, costs, plant efficiencies, and capacities through the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process. This role takes a leadership position in identifying key actions across plant production, warehouse inventory and item level fulfillment strategies that capitalize on opportunities and/or mitigate risk to the overall business. It is important to follow the standard processes and leverage technology to positively impact results. The Master Supply Planner interacts and collaborates with many key function areas including: Production Planning – to align on the execution of the overall supply plan Demand Integration – to incorporate demand and demand change into the supply plan General Management Group – to manage and highlight business risk in plan execution Sales, Strategy and Trade – to understand selling strategy and impacts to item level inventory plans Operations Leadership – to assure the production plan and modifications are compatible with plant efficiencies Finance – to incorporate optimal network into supply plans and reduce/eliminate excess inventory risks Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Create and manage a timely and accurate Supply Plan that delivers the lowest possible delivered costs and optimized inventory plan for assigned technologies. Escalate/Report opportunities and risks to company leadership through the IBP process Collaborate with Manufacturing Operations, Plant Production Planning, Demand Integration and General Management Group to develop and present a viable master supply plan for assigned product technology groups that reconciles the demand plan against available capacity; communicate supply plan impacts Present and summarize Supply plan details. Communicate causes and impacts of the Supply plan Execute network through COSMOS PLM system for assigned product technologies and report on costs and items that are not optimal Assess total system inventory position by SKU and determine best economic solution for meeting customer orders through inventory deployment, inventory transfers or production requirements Partner with Supply Chain Coordinators for weekly reconciliation of supply plan to maintain Inventory Days of Forward coverage metrics. Identify product shortfalls and communicate to key stakeholders. Partn r with Supply Chain Coordinators to manage appropriate DRP system parameters to meet inventory targets through anticipating total network inventory position; impact of sales promotional/seasonal volume projections and product life cycle Partner with Supply Chain Coordinators to evaluate short lead sales opportunities within DRP horizon window for ability to execute through available capacity and inventories. Follow escalation procedures to improve service, quality of work and reduce costs through process or execution improvements and establish approval for change Provide recommendations to improve service, quality of work, and reduce costs through process or execution improvements. Document, communicate and follow-up on action plans Provide cross-functional leadership and expertise within the assigned production lines and flavor types Track and report Key Performance Indicators on significant supply variances, perform root cause analysis and make the appropriate revisions within the Supply plan Act as subject matter expert, super user, training developer or trainer as assigned Leadership Competencies: customer focus, drive for results, manage execution, action-oriented, problem solving, planning, timely decision making, informing, organizing, conflict management, interpersonal savvy Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or related field is required Professional certification from APICS is desirable EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Would prefer a minimum of 5 years of combined related experience operating in areas of master supply planning, inventory control, production scheduling, demand management, capacity management, materials management, or distribution resource planning; with preference in food processing/packaging Experience within Logility applicate suite is desirable Integrated planning systems training like ERP/DRP/MPS/MRP/CRP is required Knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes Ability to think critically and use analytical skills to draw conclusions from known inputs and develop recommendations Must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization Strong Excel skills Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities