Production Planner

WhiteWave Foods, Inc. - DuBois, PA3.8

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $69,000 - $90,000 a year
With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O’Lakes, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic brands, DanoneWave has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world’s emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

Schedule production, manages inventory and plans short/long-term capacity in order to achieve targeted fill rates with minimal obsolescence.

Production Orders:
Execute production planning for broader Product Supply team, supporting process adherence, tight execution, long-term plan development and clear/timely communication
Create purchase orders in accordance with service and inventory objectives
Develop and execute weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual (as directed) predictive schedules to determine build, purchase and resupply requirements, using SAP planning tools
Collaborate with demand planning, customer service, logistics, procurement, and production facility planners to develop/adjust required inputs for detailed production planning
Understand future capacity/supply constraints (manufacturing, raw materials, packaging) affecting production by engaging stakeholders throughout the planning process and lead the development of recovery plans
Support cost reduction through effective and efficient capacity utilization
Achieve weekly key performance indicators

Inventory Management:
Maintain inventory at target levels for all assigned SKUs, through appropriate production planning and inventory balancing across the network
Monitor existing/near-in Raw Material shortages, identify root causes, develop/implement corrective actions and communicate such to management
Monitor “aged” inventories - perform root cause analysis of obsolescence and implementation of corrective/preventative action

System Settings:
Ensure data integrity of MRP and Heuristics planning attributes to ensure that the system is providing valid planning suggestions to maintain inventory targets and service level targets
Troubleshoot SAP/SNP problems by working with Master Data, SAP/SNP teams, and SMEs

Continuous Improvement:
Participate in continuous improvement projects
Contribute to training guides, process changes and SOP’s as requested

Maintain strong communication internally and externally, by anticipating inquiries and follow-up activities; staying on top of outstanding questions, project timelines and cross-functional activity and developing effective relationships with cross-functional stakeholders

Project Work:
Contribute to project teams as required to ensure successful product/process/resource transitions and resolution of issues
Represent Product Supply in project teams (with manager support) to deliver new items, discontinue items and execute item changes, including understanding and ensuring SAP master data settings are correct and developing appropriate ramp-up/discontinuation plans

Education and Experience:
4-year college degree in business, supply chain, or related field preferred
Experience in food and beverage or consumer packaged goods (CPG) preferred
3 to 5 years of experience with ERP systems (SAP, JD Edwards, etc....)
Physical Demands

The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and / or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision (including colors) to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports and laboratory results.

DanonWave offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

DanoneWave is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic, or any other unlawful criterion in accordance with applicable law. DanoneWave will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with all legal requirements.