Supply Planner Job Description

Supply Planner Job Description

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Supply planner provides statistical analysis of inventory consumption, safety stock parameters and inventory replenishment as directed by the master raw material purchase plan.

Supply Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage forecasting and demand analysis of Spare Parts by processing multiple data points in excel and create Purchase orders in SAP and coordinating with Global supplier
Implement SAP’s MRP to move away from Excel and automate Parts purchasing
Maintain and update planning systems, , SQL database, SAP with current and accurate data, including the addition of new orders, changes to delivery dates and quantities
Collaborate with project managers and/or appropriate personnel to ensure the SAP/cMAT material set up of all new codes for proper system planning, the ability to cut POs and reporting and releasing capabilities
Create and communicate production plans
Identify and contribute to projects that improve fill rate to customers delivering 95%+ fill rates
Must provide critical thinking, sound analysis, and appropriate decision making in support of both the supply planning and order management activities
Provide an appropriate and achievable delivery date based upon manufacturing lead times, file availability, and dependent requisitions
Procure for discrete group of SKUs with guidance from the Manager, Sales and Operations Planning
Work with repair facilities, service centers and internal sales team to estimate the consumption of spare parts and release Purchase Orders to external suppliers

Supply Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supply Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, CSCMP, QC, SCOR, BSCM, LEAN, ISM, CPSM

Education for Supply Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supply planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Education, Finance, Management, Mathematics, Economics, Business/Administration, Statistics

Skills for Supply Planner

Desired skills for supply planner include:

Inventory analysis
Excel and forecasting tools
Inventory processes in a retail environment
Terms related to Inventory Management processes
Statistical analysis
Microsoft Office

Desired experience for supply planner includes:

Degree in Business Studies/Management or Supply Chain Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Accounting or Supply Chain Management preferred or equivalent work experience
Minimum 3-5 years experience, preferably in supply chain management, planning or logistics
Solid knowledge of principles, concepts, and theories within supply chain
Experience in key supply chain functions including material requirements, master production schedules, production planning, manufacturing, inbound and outbound logistics, and distribution preferred
Ability to use Microsoft Access or other similar database software, including running pre-formatted reports preferred

Supply Planner Examples


Supply Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a supply 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 supply planner
  • Establish channels, authorize, plan and oversee the acquisition, receipt and/or distribution of inventory to satisfy customer parts requirements
  • Identify and resolve capacity short-falls either with downstream demand collaboration or upstream supplier schedule changes
  • Meet regularly with demand planners to discuss key in-stock and inventory issues, focus areas for the week and extended timeframes
  • Work closely with business demand planners to ensure proper stock levels and allocation for fashion, new core +, front-end sales or ‘promotional’ items
  • Run the monthly plant specific Supply Reviews and contribute to the consolidated Hub input to IBP reviews to agree upon effective capacity plans that balance customer service, supply cost and inventory targets ensuring that all derailing issues are effectively framed and escalated to the relevant forum for resolution
  • Ensure product continuity of supply for all materials that fall under their assigned portfolio of products
  • Collaborate closely with the manufacturing sites by monitoring available capacity, monitoring and managing component availability to ensure that supply plans can be fulfilled, and proactively working to mitigate and resolve any product supply and/or customer service issues
  • Manage inventory levels and the deployment of finished goods according to customer demands and company objectives
  • Advise management and appropriate internal teams of the current and future status of product supply for existing products for future launches
  • Develop capacity-feasible supply plans and provide to the manufacturing sites on a prescribed schedule
Qualifications for supply planner
  • Qualification in a Business Related discipline or Supply Chain an advantage but not essential
  • Ability to identify and evaluate key supply issues for the company and develop appropriate alternative solutions to meet KPI goals and provide information to make these decisions
  • Ability to multitask, understand the priority and to make recommendations to management based on knowledge and judgment
  • Manage bailment inventory levels to meet service targets and minimize cash flow impacts, including appropriate management of high stocks, slow moving product, obsolete product
  • Actively manage orders and order exceptions, including order blocks, stock shortages
  • Associates /Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years experience in ordering

Supply Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supply 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 supply planner
  • Collaborate with assigned sites and EM site leads to develop short-term production schedules by taking into consideration site constraints, customer service and inventory targets
  • Drive resolution to issues preventing commitment to customer requests
  • Analyze/understand the model and advise alternate scenarios to achieving mix and volume goals
  • Work with Traffic Dept
  • Reviews supplier order acknowledgment for acceptability
  • Own the production signal to the Contract Manufacturer (CM)
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning to understand critical areas of variability to product mix
  • Establish yourself as the supply planning subject matter expert and leverage the Supply Chain characteristics (lead times, shipping methods, MOQ’s, additional inventory locations, safety stock, cut-off times, ) to impact/support production execution, flexibility, and fulfillment
  • Work with NPI Program Management, Supply Chain, and Demand Planning to ensure material for NPI products are driven to meeting the First Customer Ship (FCS) date
  • Support End of Quarter production objectives
Qualifications for supply planner
  • Experience in planning and purchasing for both purchased items manufactured (bill of materials) sku's a plus
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing, planning, judgment and decision making
  • Ability to work remotely as both an individual contributor and in a team environment
  • Providing Support to execute supply planning for markets
  • Supply Chain, Economical, Financial or Logistics education or experience
  • Experience with IBP

Supply Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a supply planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supply planner
  • Evaluate existing processes and improve if necessary
  • Monitor customer demand and communicate supply availability with global customers
  • Manage proper inventory controls for API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and Raw Materials ensure accuracy inventory projections
  • Monitor key S&OE and S&OP metrics
  • Provide forecasts to procurement as dictated by Master Production Schedules (MPS) and/or S&OP Plan
  • Seek opportunities to optimize raw material stocking and procurement strategies in collaboration with Supply Manager
  • Support ABP plant balancing and reconciliations
  • Identify and recommend options for alternate supply methods
  • Manage plant-to-plant raw material / packaging stock transfers
  • Provide report inputs or updates
Qualifications for supply planner
  • Work experience within an international environment
  • Any other European language would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation – Import/ Export legislation is desirable
  • Interact effectively with other departments and outside parties to accomplish daily objectives
  • Sound working knowledge of floor operations and corresponding systems
  • Travel, as required (less than 10% of the time)

Supply Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supply 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 supply planner
  • Identify, recommend and/or manage forecast adjustments prior to the supply planning process
  • Execute the business plan inventory targets
  • Provide capacity utilization and inventory forecasts for key finished product and raw materials in monthly S&OP process
  • Define and implement site, global, or cross-functional process and cost improvement projects
  • Provide back-up for other Scheduling/Planning positions
  • Actively participate in training and sharing knowledge with others
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of key customers, markets and products in area of responsibility
  • Improve planning effectiveness via development and/or enhancement of planning models, processes and tools
  • Developing, maintaining and executing of the short term supply plan for designated crop(s) and area including the information and communication flow
  • You ensure seamless communication and coordination with colleagues of P&S to ensure optimal use of the European inventory and efficient use of work centres
Qualifications for supply planner
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and equivalent work experience
  • Experience of ERP systems (JDE preferable)
  • Resilient personality and ability to work well under pressure
  • Self-starter - highly motivated individual who is well able to keep pace in a very busy office, pro-active approach to work
  • Experience with Business Systems utilization (ERP, CRM, Planning Tools, ) and adaptability to changing environments
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Masters Degree and/or APICS Certification a plus

Supply Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supply 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 supply planner
  • You are the key player for informing our commercial teams about our Integrated Business Planning initiatives, the demand confirmation and the follow up of actions
  • You identify future supply constraints and participate in site capacity planning processes
  • Optimize the automated replenishment system parameters based on rate of sales, lead times, and order frequency to ensure meeting our inventory levels and in stock goals
  • Lead in the development of annual budgets at category level to support company financial targets, including Cost of Goods Sold, Receipts, Base Inventory Levels, and Future Transitions Communication
  • Lead the coordination with Marketing, Forecasting, Logistics and other functional areas to facilitate planning, replenishment, and safety/cycle stock levels of finished goods inventory promotional and sample activities
  • Develops and maintains documentation and planning processes and systems to ensure that material needs and requirements are effectively met
  • Effective communication with customers ensuring a good working relationship
  • Manage packaging and consumable stock ensuring stock accuracy and levels are maintained based on business requirements
  • Escalation and follow up of areas of concern for eg
  • Able to generate and work extensively with spreadsheet and computer based stand-alone data manipulation tools
Qualifications for supply planner
  • BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 0-2 years of experience OR Minimum of 8 years relevant experience
  • General sales, marketing and technical skills
  • Resilience – candidate must be able to recover rapidly from adversity, change or misfortunate
  • Have the ability to bounce back from difficult situations
  • Planning – accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and project
  • Integrity and Trust – candidate must be widely trusted

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