Distribution Planner Job Description

Distribution Planner Job Description

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Distribution planner provides interpretation of General Orders 95 and 128 for the analysis and development of new construction standards.

Distribution Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work with Executive Director to gather information for Sales and Stock Plans
Update weekly Sales and Shipping estimate files with forward forecasts
Utilize the Just Enough replenishment tools and Corporate Dashboard to gather data and prepare analytics with recommendations
Review the Potential Out of stocks for all assigned door
Support and execute Top door assortment
Work with Executive Director to execute markdowns/mark out of stocks/return to plant for any excess and slow-turning product
Participate in the Semi-Annual review of Physical Inventory Reconciliation Process
Participate in Just Enough Replenishment Community Best Practice Live Meetings
Collaborate with Demand Planner(s)/Supply Team to provide the Just Enough forecast and shipping Latest Estimate
Partner with the Executive Director to suggest exit strategies (markdowns, Return To Vendor’s, consolidations, etc) for slow turning products/programs

Distribution Planner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Distribution Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, NAPM, LEAN, APIC

Education for Distribution Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the distribution planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Horticulture, Forestry, Education, Technical, Management, Business/Administration, Operations Management

Skills for Distribution Planner

Desired skills for distribution planner include:

Computers and programs
File creation
Manipulation and sharing
California PUC General Order 95
General Order 128
Joint Pole Handbook
Pacific Gas & Electric system design and construction requirements
Power Distribution Design Standards
Power Electrical Service Requirements
Power Overhead and Underground Construction Standards

Desired experience for distribution planner includes:

Collaborate with the Executive Director on forecast recommendations all new and existing programs for upcoming season to determine stock need and potential program growth
Attend monthly forecasting meetings as an active participant
Track all shipments and coordinate with stores to resolve any shipment discrepancies that may occur
Develop Communication process for Store managers, Sales and Education Executives and Regional Marketing Directors
Execute transfers to minimize the liability of the return process
Participate in the Annual Replenishment Profile Meeting

Distribution Planner Examples

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Distribution Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a distribution planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for distribution planner
  • Oversee total Women’s Apparel and Women’s Accessories allocations
  • Supervise, train and develop a direct report
  • Develop and communicate allocation strategies based location and size selling performance
  • Own department’s purchase order receipt tracking – work with Production to track incoming goods
  • Maintain receipt log for circulation amongst team and upper management
  • Identify late merchandise and work with Visual and Allocation to expedite merchandise and ensure proper presentation
  • Analyze store and size trends and performance
  • Execute the initial release of each season’s product in-season replenishment to stores
  • Execute size, pre-pack, and DC-split plans as part of purchase order process
  • Own cross-functional communication regarding product store size level sales, inventory position and inventory demand
Qualifications for distribution planner
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships within cross-functional team (Merchandising, Planning, Distribution Centers Production)
  • Communicate initial release and replenishment strategy to Club Monaco leadership and cross-functional team
  • Demonstrate logical analysis and problem solving skills through organization and prioritization
  • Understand allocation strategies and how to execute them
  • Demonstrate superior listening, written and oral communication skills, effectively and clearly communicates, reflecting an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with cross-functional teams
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of distribution planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for distribution planner
  • Maintain key items through set up and maintenance of model stock replenishment system
  • Provide initial and future order quantities to appropriate group for P.O
  • Develop, optimize/levelize, update, and deliver the rolling 18 month Distribution Construction Work Plan for a geographic area, encompassing an average of 100 resources (with potential for increases to 250-400 resources over time)
  • Implement Construction Planning strategies/initiatives and coordinate external construction resources to optimize progress on capital work in 100% compliance with safety, quality, and cost control requirements
  • Co-ordinate crucial internal relationships with Distribution Design, Resource Planning (CYWPM), Distribution Construction, Operations Divisions, and Distribution Support to ensure smooth completion of assigned projects
  • Manage the reverse logistics in coordination with Customer Service Manager and the FF
  • Serves as a central control point with most up to date status of the workload in the facility
  • Plans waves based on standard criteria exception rules
  • Multi task and work under a demanding fast paced environment
  • Provide data entry and inventory control support for CDS/SDS Operations
Qualifications for distribution planner
  • Strong background in Construction Management, Design Engineering, or Construction Estimating
  • Broad knowledge of OH Line, UG line and Civil construction work or 1-3 years of previous experience with Field Operations or related department
  • Knowledge of electric equipment and materials, electric theory, and construction practices
  • Experience in project planning and portfolio planning to maximize efficiencies and garner savings
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including the use of STORMS, Ischeduler, Primavera, SAP, and specialized programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Design Engineering or 1-3 years of equivalent experience
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a distribution planner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for distribution planner
  • Provide timely response to operational store goods flow priorities and needs
  • Prioritize and schedule receiving and ensure service level demands are met
  • Ensure all article and range administration is current and support distribution center operational needs
  • Coordinate store goods flow and distribution center operations to ensure smooth distributions for activities, ads, and promotions
  • Maintain, prioritize, and communicate the weekly Quality Stop List and follow-up on Quality Return goods to ensure maximum service level and goods availability
  • Manages Replenishment Plan of all Branded finished goods associated POS (where applicable) for assigned locations, adjusting for promotions and seasonality
  • Uses Region and Corporate Sales Planning Calendars from Demand Plan to stay abreast of promotional activity and new item introduction
  • Reviews daily shipments to and from assigned facilities for assurance supply is meeting demand
  • Raises awareness to next level supervisor when supply and/or planned order levels appear outside of actual need
  • Gathers and generates orders for seasonal, special focus and new items as needed throughout the year
Qualifications for distribution planner
  • Proficiency in GIS, STORMS, Primavera, Ischeduler, Powerplant, and Business Objects
  • Strong computer skills regarding specialized business applications Microsoft Office Applications
  • Work towards Project Management Certification a plus
  • Ability to interact with all levels both internal and external to the distribution center
  • Customer oriented with good understanding of store needs
  • Computer literate with knowledge of PC applications
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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a distribution planner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for distribution planner
  • Supports safety stock levels as set by Supply Chain Planning
  • Meets deadlines for reviewing and approving Distribution Requirements Plan
  • Works with Distribution Center, DSD Warehouse Managers, and/or Leads to schedule inbound loads with transportation following each specific DC/DSD Warehouses receiving calendar
  • Reviews and takes action on all DRP Action/Exception messages daily
  • Communicates with manufacturing, transportation, and supply scheduling personnel regarding supply problems and potential solutions
  • Researches and resolves unplanned excess issues and unplanned under issues (shortages) on a daily basis via Demand Control
  • Publishes a weekly recap in the form of an e-mail informing DC/DSD Warehouse, Zone Region Management, and Supply Planning (where applicable) on the status and execution of the Demand Plan
  • To provide efficient, cost effective delivery route plans and a high level of administration support to the Distribution Planning team
  • Optimises vehicle and staff resources
  • Achieve the agreed KPI’s as per the Business Scorecard and publishers KPIs and service level agreements
Qualifications for distribution planner
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business communications, professional journals, procedure manuals, and technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public within the company guidelines
  • Ability to treat all associates fairly, regardless of personal biases or beliefs
  • Previous Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Planning System
  • College Degree preferred or relevant work experience required
  • Understanding of Transportation function / optimization
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a distribution planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for distribution planner
  • Support stocking Strategy for assigned SKUs globally and seek opportunities to optimize inventory, availability across viable sourcing lanes
  • Lead aging / slow moving inventory disposition to optimize inventory turn and reduce backorders
  • Operational Planning using MRP and DRP tools to execute intercompany orders in APAC
  • Daily Backorders review with root cause analysis and prevent aged backorders
  • Lead abnormal demand reviews to ensure safety stock and forecasts reflect changing demand pattern
  • Support process improvements with customer service and Sales management to ensure inventory availability
  • Monitor health of assigned region, providing feedback to Global DRP planner for stocking strategy and order fulfillment
  • Measure and oversee intercompany order fulfillment and DRP operating metrics
  • SKU Master Data integrity checks and ensures planning data
  • Plan and procure materials within SAP (MM)
Qualifications for distribution planner
  • Able to communicate with all levels across the organization
  • Good decision making skills with ability to weigh both service and cost in decision making
  • Solid understanding of Ordering systems /SAP Delivery Parameters
  • Experience in consumer package goods industry
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced ever changing work environment collaborative team atmosphere
  • Review and Manage Stock Seed (SS) Inventory and Obsolescence including understanding required test results and requesting additional testing as needed

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