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Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé S.A., is a world leader in nutrition, health and wellness.  Gerber Products Company, founded in 1928, officially joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007. Nestlé Nutrition and Gerber’s combined resources and scientific research expertise have enabled the company to become a worldwide leader in early childhood nutrition. Gerber produces more than 400 food products, all of which are a part of the proprietary Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system. The Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system combines products, educational resources and services that are designed to encourage the early establishment of healthy eating habits in children from birth to preschool.

Supply Planner

Job Number 17008507 Company Nestle Nutrition Location Florham Park, New Jersey

Description

Gerber Products Company dba Nestlé Infant Nutrition is seeking an Supply Planner at the Florham Park, NJ headquarters. 

This role will generate and maintain a master production schedule that optimizes working capital while delivering high levels of case fill rate at the least landed cost. This position will support one of the following businesses: infant formula, baby food, cereal, or purees with an average of a 135 SKU count.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop 78-week master production schedule on a weekly basis that achieves targeted inventory and service levels. Monitor APO alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain on the tactical execution of the production plan.


Develop and maintain SAP/APO Master Data, which includes materials, resources, shift definitions, and the like. Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain to ensure alignment of planning parameters with factory- level constraints.
Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Demand/Supply and Production Reviews as well as the Monthly Production Review; act as Process Owner of these meetings to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and control process.


Continuously work to align with Manufacturing on the operating conditions of the factory(ies), including calendar and performance assumptions. Offer suggestions and seek commitment to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost.
Participate in the development of integrated budgets; responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules, factory schedules, and purchasing programs.


Communicate closely with Division Network Sourcing to determine where products will run and how to best utilize equipment and capacity.
Make necessary adjustments to short-term and intermediate schedules on a daily basis, reacting to market demands.


Participate in and/or represent department in divisional task force workgroups.
Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity studies, cost savings initiatives, and other Ensure Supply objectives related to supply planning.
Create and maintain reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level and all related issues that support these key performance indicators.


Work with and through the Purchasing group to resolve scheduling constraints and raw material availability to support current manufacturing plans.
Communicate and work closely with all Supply Chain groups in order to support Sales & Marketing objectives.


Key Performance Indicators: Case Fill Rate, Stock Cover, Bad goods Waste, FreshNes

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business or similar field. 
  • 3+ years experience in supply chain planning, logistics, capacity planning and/or similar positions.
  • SAP SNP and or R/3 Planning Modules preferred
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Travel 15% 
  • Proven track record of :
    • Delivering credible analytics with complex data
    • Engaging and influencing high levels of the organization
    • Defining and addressing areas of opportunity
    • Creative problem solving
    • Working knowledge of lean six-sigma is a plus.




The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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