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Supply Chain Planner (437)

Company: Dole Foods
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for the management and monitoring of finished goods and Fresh Pack inventories and replenishment activities for Dole and non-Dole produced items across multiple locations within the Dole supply chain and at 3rd party facilities. This includes optimization of the balance of inventory in line with target customer service levels, levels of safety stocks, and minimizing disposals for the portfolio of SKU's for which he/she is accountable.

Required Skills


* Creation of a supply plan to meet daily requirements and KPIs ensuring that customers receive products with adequate shelf life. * Manage inventories for items produced and supplied by Dole and from a co-packer. * PO placement confirmation and monitoring ensuring adherence to co-pack plan and run rules. * Create replenishment orders/transfers between Dole facilities in the supply chain, 3rd party facilities and from co-packers and provide advance notification to transportation of truck requirements. * Liaison and direct connection to outside supplier to ensure all business processes are functioning smoothly and within the outlined business rules, guidelines, and procedures. * Daily management and problem-solving of supply and inventory plan variances, including unexpected demand, to ensure appropriate communication and actions with customer service, sales, operations, warehouse, and transportation as appropriate. * Proactively participate and engage in driving supply planning execution of new business and commercialization projects including project discontinuations. * Develop a strong understanding of different product types, including age requirements, promotional, and delivery requirements. * Responsible for effectively communicating all information pertaining to scheduling challenges or issues that impact the customer with all parties involved: team members, transportation, sales, operations, demand planning, co-packer, etc. * Build and maintain relationships with warehouse personnel including third party coolers as well as with east and west operations. * Assist with decisions regarding product allocations, holding or cutting orders/transfers. * Responsible for assistance in set-up, execution and updates in, Dole Mainframe, JD Edwards, Web-based programs, and Excel that pertain to inventory management. * In conjunction with Planners develop standards, policies and procedures for the organization or department. * Actively participate in the training process for fellow associates as needed. Share best practices by voluntarily maintaining a consistent flow of information regarding strategies to team support and colleagues. * Provide support coverage for other Supply planners as needed including Master Schedulers. * Follow all Food Safety requirements and GMPs as applicable to position and adheres to all policies, practices and SOPs related to producing safe quality food (SQF). * Directly accountable for special projects assigned by Director. * Performs other related duties as assigned.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Required Experience

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skill And Experience Requirements)

* Minimum (3) years' experience in supply chain, or similar position required * Fundamental understanding of production processes, with an emphasis on inventory management. * Experience in business ERP systems or a related system as well as demonstrate ability to navigate fluently within Microsoft tools, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word. * Ability to work with a challenging system (data base) acquiring the ability to navigate and participate in sales order management transformation. * Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task and handle urgent interruptions with poise and professionalism. * Highly organized, self-motivated, self-directed, think and act independently, while also being team oriented. * Consistently exhibit the aptitude to maintain focus while managing personal workload efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing environment. * Excellent attention to detail. * Strong listening skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely. * Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills. * Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, fast paced environment. * Utilize critical thinking, problem-solving skills and ability to use independent discretion for decision-making. * Ability to plan and execute assignments to completion with minimal supervision. * Strong conflict management skills. * INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONS * All Supply Chain Peers, Senior, Director, and VP Level (QA, Transportation, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Procurement, Commercialization, R&D), Analytics * 3rd party Warehouses and Co-packer - all levels * IT at all levels * Internal and External Project Managers * Sales - Senior, Director and VP Level * Outside resources for tools needed for continuous improvement in process and systems


* BA Degree or Equivalent Experience. Minimum (3) years' experience in same or similar position. * APICS certification a plus




While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk to hear. The employee must occasionally lift (including overhead) and/or up to 25 lbs.


* Ability to work beyond regular business hours, weekends, on-call, and holidays as required. * Must be on call via cell phone in off-hours. Need to be able to assist in problem solving beyond normal business hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Keywords: Dole Foods, Springfield , Supply Chain Planner (437), Other , Springfield, Ohio

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