Detailed Scheduler - Packaging

  • Conagra Brands
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • Sep 16, 2020
Full time Admin-Clerical Customer Service Other Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

Top 3 Responsibilities & Experience needed:

  1. Packaging/Printing Industry
  2. Scheduling
  3. Customer Service

 Overview:

Oversees inventory and supply planning responsibilities for assigned plants and/or customers using SAP & Excel computer systems. Maintains capacity plans, production schedules and/or finite schedules to ensure the efficient delivery of inventory, service and cost objectives. Responsibilities may also include inventory stock transfer/replenishment responsibilities. Identifies ways to improve supply planning processes and tools for assigned areas. Provides supply planning expertise to the commercialization of new products or resolution of key inventory shortage issues. Works with Data Management Organization (DMO) on high-priority projects. Completes master data maintenance in support of the business process. Accountable for successful collaboration with Customers and Suppliers, acting as “face of the company” to external customers. Scope: Small plant, 2 years related experience preferred.

 

Position Responsibilities

Customer Supplier Relations and Product Delivery

  • Accountable for successful collaboration with Customers and Suppliers to prioritize and deliver products and services that meet or exceed the business needs with attention to simplicity of design and ease of use/interaction.
  • Develop detailed understanding of manufacturing constraints and capabilities of the manufacturing locations being planned.
  • Communicate with other plants and production facilities and Corporate Supply Chain team as well as Sales, Marketing, Demand Planning and Customer Service. Keep all affected parties apprised of potential problems or issues impacting the business.
  • Responsibilities may also include inventory stock transfer/replenishment
  • Utilize Conagra systems to proactively identify and communicate key drivers and proposed solutions to service and inventory issues
  • Leads Master Data collection & maintenance in support for Supply Planning inventory/production objectives.
  • Creates reporting and metrics for various audiences.
  • Works with the Data Management organization to gather requirements for reporting and metrics that support business objectives.
  • Identifies and researches Master Data issues that interfere with business performance and processes.
  • Effectively communicate findings and recommendations to management and other business functions.
  • Work with marketing to ensure promotions and new item launches are successful
  • Set-up and maintain Supply Planning systems to facilitate efficient inventory management, customer service, and operational metrics
  • DRP (Distribution Resource Planning) planning and management

 

Analysis

  • Studying, interpreting and developing thorough understandings of problems and opportunities.
  • Assess current inventory levels and forecasts to make appropriate business decisions that minimize costs and achieve corporate working capital and service level objectives.
  • Develop detailed understanding of manufacturing constraints and capabilities of the manufacturing locations being planned
  • Track plant/business performance (KPIs) to the established supply chain plan.
  • Identifies ways to improve supply planning processes and tools for assigned areas.
  • Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
  • Support annual planning process for designated brands/plants

 

Change Leadership

  • Presentation of findings that drive understanding, alignment and informed decision making.
  • Provide leadership and direction for business team on matters regarding supply chain, forecasting, production planning and development.
  • Identifies ways to improve supply planning processes and tools for assigned areas.
  • Lead by example, in supporting CAG Operating Principals
  • Supports Master Data Creation for New Product Launches
  • Participate in process improvement efforts

 

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field; or 2+ years supply chain planning and/or demand planning experience.
  • Experience with Technical packaging/printing industry knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Strong mathematical experience and knowledge of the metric system required.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Customer Service/Account Management experience required.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.
  • Exposure to Master Data Elements preferred.
  • Experience with supply planning software; knowledge of SAP APO preferred.
  • APICS certified (American Production Inventory Certification Society) preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred.
  • Experience in SAP preferred.
  • Strong Excel skills preferred.

Experience Required

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field; or 2+ years supply chain planning and/or demand planning experience.
  • Experience with Technical packaging/printing industry knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Strong mathematical experience and knowledge of the metric system required.
  • Customer Service/Account Management experience required.
  • Experience in and/or exposure to S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.

Education Required

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field; or 2+ years supply chain planning and/or demand planning experience.