In 1867, Henri Nestlé, a pharmacist, was asked to look in on a neighbor’s child who couldn’t breastfeed. The baby thrived on the special mixture Henri created. Soon, Nestlé’s innovation—the world’s first infant food—was being sold throughout Europe, and the first infant food company, Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, was launched!
Gerber Products Company also began with attention to one baby. Following the advice of her pediatrician in the summer of 1927, Dorothy Gerber started straining solid foods for her 7-month-old daughter Sally. After repeating this process many times, Mrs. Gerber suggested her husband try it. She watched Dan make several attempts, and then he pointed out that the work of straining fruits and vegetables could be easily done at their canning business, based in Fremont, Michigan. Workers in the plant began requesting samples for their own babies, and the legacy of Gerber® baby foods began!
As the Supply Planner, you will build the production plans and schedules that reflect demand plans, production constraints, and evaluate alternatives to move forward. You will develop intermediate and long-range production plans, working closely with marketing, sales and production. You will plan inventory levels that satisfy the customer service target for product availability and that minimize production, transportation and warehousing costs. In addition, you will review weekly sales and finished goods inventory data and advise marketing and distribution colleagues of unexpected sales trends and/or inventory balances. Assist in long-range capacity studies to resolve requirements for new equipment and facilities. You will be the communication link between marketing, procurement, transportation and distribution.
Work in SAP APO – R/3 to develop intermediate to long-term master production schedules on a weekly/monthly basis that achieve targeted service to customers and inventory levels. •Monitor alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve. •Collaborate with Factory Schedulers on the tactical execution of the production program and ensure alignment of planning parameters with the factory level constrains. •Develop and maintain production-planning models, which include Materials, resources, shift configurations, and the like. •Create, implement and follow processes in order to be more efficient and focus on value added activities. •Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply Review meetings; act as Process Owner of this meeting to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process. •Participate in the development of integrated budgets, responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and procurement programs.
Key Relationships External to Nestlé Group (shared / conflicting interests)
Co-man warehouse and distribution
Requirements and minimum education level:
Bachelors in Industrial Engineering, business, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: •5 years of dynamic and successful Supply Chain experience with strong and sustained performance, preferably in Supply planning or Deployment •Proficiency in MS Excel. Familiarity with SAP APO, BW, MS Access, PowerPoint, and Word •Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems. •APICS certification preferred •Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels. •Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities. •Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer. •Strong knowledge of continuous improvement processes and principles.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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