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Materials Planner

Company: Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Locations US-VA-Smithfield US-MO-Kansas City Your Opportunity The Materials Planner will determine optimal internal vs. external raw materials sourcing decisions while meeting and exceeding company defined key performance metrics. Planning production capacity while balancing the cost of inventory capital, capacity constraints, plant production efficiencies, and customer fill rate objectives. Overseeing the planning of inventories at manufacturing facilities and 3rd party distribution centers to support Smithfield Foods. Coordinates, and acts as the liaison with business partners in regard to all supply chain related projects. Communicates with business partners regarding capacity constraints and limitations for internal manufacturing locations, working with manufacturing facilities and/or suppliers in scheduling production to support sales activity at the least landed cost. Core Responsibilities * Ensure all master scheduling, product replenishment & inventory management metrics are being met through use of planning software & other departmental processes. * Identify action items & leverage resources to address action items/follow up on all supply planning related issues. * Accountable for internal vs. external raw materials sourcing decisions. * Works with both internal and external suppliers to ensure raw materials are delivered on time and in sufficient quantities to maximize producing plant production schedules. * Execute freeze/thaw strategy across network to create supply buffering to manage demand fluctuations & seasonality. * Owns & manages the stock transport order (STO) lifecycle from creation to closure. * 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. * Support initiatives 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 regarding capacity availability or limitations for existing or new production. * 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. 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 3+ years of experience in supply chain, operations, planning and inventory control or similar required or equivalent combination of education and experience, 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 planning software is a plus. * Proficient in Excel & PowerPoint. * SAP experience a plus. * Works well under pressure with limited supervision, and be able to make immediate value-based decisions. * 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 well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment. * Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment. Careers and Benefits To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future. About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.--" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield--, Eckrich-- and Nathan's Famous--, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. EEO/AA Information Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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