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Schwan's Company Sr Inventory & Fulfillment Planner in Marshall, Minnesota

At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit www.SchwansCompany.com.

We are hiring a Senior Inventory & Fulfillment Planner at our corporate offices in Marshall, MN. In this role you will be responsible for ensuring that all products sold are properly deployed from the source of production to the point of customer sale to fulfill service objectives while minimizing costs in multiple locations. The Sr. Inventory & Fulfillment Planner is the Subject Matter Expert regarding driving service and financial objectives through system utilization processes and reporting capabilities for maximum efficiency.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders: showcase your technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits

Responsibilities:

  • Actively involved cross functionally with Demand Planning, Customer Service, FSQ, Warehousing, Transportation, and Supply Planning, this position will develop and execute inventory strategies to support fill rate goals and inventory efficiencies.

  • Collaborates with business partners to best utilize storage to minimize costs and increase profitability.

  • Creates purchase orders and stock transfer orders utilizing ERP System within guidelines to maximize profitability. Establishes best methods in ERP System & overall processes including data integrity, reliable results, and consistent compliance to ensure desired inventory levels and fill rate goals are achieved in all Depots, DC’s, RDC’s and 3PL’s.

  • Utilizes reporting on daily/weekly basis to maintain system to support and drive optimal inventory levels and to take corrective actions where possible.

  • Develops and implements replenishment models & timelines such as seasonality pre-builds, new launches, promotions, and existing items.

  • Performs analysis and reviews of min/max inventory levels throughout the distribution network, increase / decrease as necessary to support forecasts, service and financial objectives.

  • Reviews aging inventory on regular basis to minimize obsolete or excess inventory creates and monitors action plans to minimize inventory liability including follow up on hold and blocked Inventory for disposition as well as inventory rebalancing.

  • Recommends product discontinuation to Demand Planning teams on slow moving SKU’s. Presents results and action plans broadly to both internal and external departments and makes recommendations for process improvements.

  • Maintains & provides Supplier Schedules to Co-pack partners on a weekly basis.

  • Leads departmental projects and trains Inventory & Fulfillment Planners

What we need from you:

Years of Experience: 5+ years of related experience

Education: BA/BS in Supply Chain Operations Mathematics Finance Statistics or similar areas.

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference. Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. We need someone who competes to win!

  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.

  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of multiple areas of the supply chain, logistics management, inventory/demand planning operations, distribution, transportation, and procurement.

  • Advanced mathematical skills with strong PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel- vlookup/Pivot Tables, PowerPoint, and Access) and with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, JDA, BOBJ, Webi, etc.).

  • Independent worker and analytical thinker with the ability to lead and do data analysis to resolve complex problems.

  • Superior attention to detail and a high need for accuracy.

  • Superior communication skills (written, verbal, presentation).

  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time and maintain expected performance levels.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

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