The primary role of the Network Supply Planner is the creation of an optimized End-to-End (E2E) network supply plan for all Import and domestic items at assigned Business Unit (BU), for both CBI Distribution Centers and Beer Wholesaler facilities, for the medium- or long-term horizon.Â The E2E network supply plan must ensure continuous and efficient supply of finished goods products to customers thru the three-tiered network, using a minimum amount of inventory to maximize efficiency targets, minimize working capital costs and conserve cash by managing stock levels.Â The role will also manage key risks and opportunities associated with demand variation as well as capacity and material constraints.
Utilizes the commercial depletion demand signal, on-hand inventory, and inventory targets to generate net wholesaler Billings requirements and DC replenishment requirements that delivers a comprehensive network supply plan across the entire Beer organization, which meet all financial requirements, operational capabilities, and wholesalers service objectives for assigned Business Unit.
Facilitates exception-based planning to maintain targeted inventory levels, prevent stock-outs and balance financial impacts at both CBI DCs and CBI wholesalers.Â
Responsible for setting monthly inventory strategy for BU thru management of JDA Inventory Optimization (IO) tool optimal inventory targets at various locations in the wholesaler and distribution supply chains so as to achieve the customer service objectives with minimum working capital investment.
The network planner is empowered to make changes to the network supply plan when deemed necessary over the medium- or long-term horizon. Changes are to be governed through sales and operations execution (S&OE) and planning (S&OP) process.
Communicates and interacts with demand planners, customer management, network supply planning supervisor, sales, and finance to provide distributor and CBI DC replenishment plans and exception-based reporting for assigned BU.Â Makes recommendations on actions needed to meet actual and forecasted demand.
Reports Key Performance Indicators for their given Business Unit such as working capital (Distributor and DC Inventory DOH, inventory turns, actual vs target) and Service (OTIF, Out-Of-Stocks), complete with process improvement initiatives and prioritizes tasks and deliverables in a timeline intense environment.
Responsible for given Business Unit planning related JDA programs and parameters including maintenance, updates, tuning, documentation, and enhancements.Â Coordinates with Information Technology and other related departments.
Supports the Sr. Network Supply Planning Manager to drive continuous improvement efforts to improve performance on all key metrics, including service targets and network inventory levels.
B.A./B.S. majoring in Supply Chain, Operations or a business-related field or equivalent working experience.
3+ years' experience in Planning, Finance, Optimization, Supply Chain, Production roles
Experience with ERP and APS software, business intelligence tools & business analytics software
Advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications, Excel and PowerPoint a must
Must be willing and able to learn and acquire new skills and abilities.
Knowledge of beverage alcohol industry preferred.
APICS certification a plus.
Self-directed and possess a sense of urgency.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with co-workers, related internal functions, external partners, and on project teams.
Process improvement & demonstrated results turn-around a plus. Customer management skills and experience a plus
Solid, straightforward, and professional oral and written communication skills, including presenting data and analysis clearly to management.
Ability to work with all levels and functions within the Company, and with external business partners.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis.
Must be able to travel as needed by plane or train for long distance.
Must be able to work in a professional corporate office environment.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.
Must have close vision, distant vision, ability to adjust focus, peripheral and color vision.
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, and work on a computer for extended periods.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
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