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Sr. Supply Planner

Company: Ocean Spray
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Supply Chain Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Supply Chain function through effective administration of various tasks in all of the three primary areas: materials coordination, production planning, distribution along with an understanding of export logistics. This position will be responsible for higher level understanding, analysis, and decision making of the primary areas including export. This role is responsible for all new business supply chain models from upstream to downstream export. * Materials: execute materials planning and expedite process for raw and packaging materials as well as repacking materials, where applicable; facilitate inventory record accuracy; receive all materials and ensure all materials are in the plant as the demand plan requires while maintaining low levels of inventory; manage the transition of materials as necessary. * Production: execute the Master Production Schedule (MPS) for all lines; distribute and oversee the execution of the finite schedule, ensuring all requirements in the MPS are planned and produced in an optimized fashion in the weekly planning horizon. * Distribution: effectively administer tasks including distribution systems, inventory management, transportation and pallet management. * Cross train in functional areas per location specific plan. Supports and promotes food safety and quality program indicatives within the plant environment. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Materials Order raw materials and/or packaging materials for production to include all purchased and manufactured concentrates, premixes, dry ingredients, blended essences, presscake, sweetener and caps. Maintain and update Bills of Material (location specific) for new products, packages and formulas. Set up appointments for inbounds (location specific) 2.Ensure accurate inventory for adequate safety stock as well as adequate materials for all schedule changes. Request physical inventory counts as needed. Monitor MRP program for purchases and create purchase requisitions. Identify lead times, minimums and maximums. Create and maintain requisitions in system, release requisition against agreements. Review materials invoices, post and review requisition on line for status. Communicate with corporate A/P and Procurement on suspected blocked invoices. Responsible for follow-up and research for reconciliation. 3.Monitor items daily and update inbound requirements as needed based on actual production efficiencies and changes to the schedule. Validate request and report on reconciled exceptions. Ensure accuracy and release purchase requisitions for payment. Verify receipts. 4.Create and maintain tanker schedule. Manage obsoletes. Participate in resolution process for material complaints, including direct contact w/ vendors. Perform lot trace as needed. Participate in cycle counting and annual audit inventory. 5.Special project work for continuous improvement of all material processes. Production 1.Distribute finite daily production schedule and monitor progress to achieve the weekly SAP plan. Review production priorities, sanitation times, changeovers, flavor sequencing, etc. to ensure effective attainment to plan. Communicate adherence to schedule (+ or -) as needed. 2.Manage schedule changes for material constraints, capacity constraints or unplanned events impacting the schedule. Order materials for production. Reconcile receipts. 3.Convert planned orders into production orders. Adjust independent requirements to match scheduled production quantities. Validate production orders. Challenge Corporate and Operations, as necessary, to ensure the best schedule possible for the Plant. 4.Responsible for daily production numbers and the SCM Metric (Stars2000 entry) 5.Special project work for continuous improvement of all production processes. Distribution 1.Distribution Systems: Monitor error logs (SAP,WMS); reconcile WMS, Telzon and SAP; manage open STO's, at risk and aged inventory, partial pallets, etc.; code traces, employee sales, donations. 2.Transportation: Carrier loading appointments; drop trailer scheduling, inbounds, rejected trailers, etc.; manage trucker sign-in & out; direct dock door traffic. 3.Inventory management: Monitor negative ATP and respond to shortages; review outside storage facility charges; inventory placement strategy/balancing; daily production verification to STO receipts; manage repacker (where applicable); manage RTD Production (where applicable); manage dock shortage report; manage the cycle counting process. 4.Pallets: Order Chep and white wood pallets based on schedule (where applicable); reconcile invoices; enter all transactions for pallets; conduct yard check and update report; reconcile shuttle freight bills. 5. Special project work for continuous improvement of all distribution processes. Perform other duties as directed by supervisor. Decision-Making Authority/Accountability Level: Working under general supervision, the incumbent is expected to make and execute decisions relative to the supply chain function to ensure effective attainment of goals and objectives. Minimum Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements: * Minimum of 3-5 years distribution experience. * Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience required. * Strong computer skills. * Solid communications skills including the ability to influence others. * Ability to work in a high pressure environment with tight deadlines. * Ability to multi-task and ensure accuracy of information and entry. * Ability to work with all levels of the organization. * Prior experience working with computerized inventory systems. Preferred: * Prior experience working in a food/beverage * Prior experience in a union environment (where applicable) * APICS certififed or relevant supply chain specific training Who We Are: You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what's better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future. Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values: * Grower Mindset - We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future. * Sustainable Results - Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners. * Integrity Above All - We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other * Inclusive Teamwork - We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Ocean Spray, Kenosha , Sr. Supply Planner, Professions , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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