Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

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Supply planning analyst provides best fitting solutions to design demand planning, production planning and scheduling process, based on standard SAP IBP, SAP APO, SAP ECC and S/4 functionality.

Supply Planning Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective supply planning analyst job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included supply planning analyst job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Systematically review concordance between SAP data and S&OP
Monitor SAP alerts (surplus, late, early, ) to identify system issues and work with production center planners to take appropriate action
Understand and react to differences between actuals and SAP
Preparing and maintaining supply plans and update orders for external partners by efficiently converting global demand requirements into an attainable shipment plan from the plant
Proactively managing service risks by developing robust recovery plans and clearly communicating status to business partners
Supporting inventory reduction efforts, including analysis and inventory reporting on a monthly basis
Developing scenario-based analyses to evaluate options and developing contingency plans with external plants
Helping clients develop the business strategy
Assisting in identifying/quantifying supply chain requirements and improvements
Assisting clients in transforming their operations and optimization analytics capabilities

Supply Planning Analyst Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supply Planning Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, SQL, CSCP, PMP

Education for Supply Planning Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supply planning analyst 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, Industrial Engineering, Management, Business/Administration, Education, Finance, Operations Management, Economics

Skills for Supply Planning Analyst

Desired skills for supply planning analyst include:

Forecasting
Clarity
Comparable purchasing software
E3 Trim/AWR
Production planning
SAP
Distributor operations
Inventory management
Marketing and budgets
SAP APO

Desired experience for supply planning analyst includes:

Collaborative team player able to share information and knowledge with others
Strong IT/System knowledge and comfort level
Microsoft Excel proficient (V-look up, Pivot Tables, Graphing)
Partners on Supply Planning projects to ensure they are accurately defined for duration, difficulty, and resource requirements
Working with clients to refine their current business strategy or developing a new strategy
Providing organizations with the ability to recognize operational improvements across many areas of their value chain including customer service, product quality, cycle time, and asset utilization

Supply Planning Analyst Examples

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Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supply planning analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supply planning analyst
  • Build and maintain 18-month supply plan – consolidate demand plans
  • Master data management – collaborate with Product, Development and Asia office to collect and maintain lead times
  • PO Management – run MRP for your category and analyze net requirements and MOQs
  • Lead decision support analysis and continuous improvement projects for worldwide external operations planning and will routinely be visible to middle and executive management
  • The position requires the ability to develop strategies for analysis, to build data collection plans, to interpret data, to transform data into information, to draw conclusions, and to present and execute proposals supported by the analysis
  • Supply Planning Analyst will support the design, development and institutionalization of a best practice supply planning process with key external business partners
  • The ability to complete complex spreadsheet analysis during issue resolution or scenario planning is mandatory
  • Supports the design, development, and institutionalization of best practices in the supply planning process with both internal and external business partners
  • Develop strategies for analysis, to build data collection plans, to interpret data, to transform data into information, to draw conclusions, and to present and execute proposals supported by the analysis
  • Support the sales and operations planning process including review and analyze planning data, and update and publish planning KPIs
Qualifications for supply planning analyst
  • Purchase orders maintenance
  • New product introduction launches
  • External order fulfillment
  • Supplier production scheduling
  • Supply and demand balance
  • Manages a portfolio of projects and the cross-business unit governance of the external operations planning team
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Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of supply planning analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supply planning analyst
  • Utilize the planning systems to gather key data needed to drive business decisions
  • Require excellent organization, project management, influencing, and communication skills
  • Coordinate the different data activities related to the functional areas
  • Monitor and report on inventory turnover and shrinkage
  • Create Inventory reporting (Monthly)
  • Supply Plan Misalignments
  • Root cause for Supply Plan Issues
  • Supply shortages and mitigations
  • Safety Stock Target Attainment
  • Revenue Attainment
Qualifications for supply planning analyst
  • Load Stability/Signal to supplier
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supply chain planning, engineering, or operations leadership
  • Manage Supply & Demand planning of servers and components across 30+ datacenters
  • Partner with the procurement team to provide supplier forecasts
  • Optimize Inventory
  • Ability to work with others, strong collaboration and communication skills
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Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a supply planning analyst. 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 supply planning analyst
  • Creates and delivers weekly forecast review based on forecasting root performance analysis
  • Devise plans and develop, maintain and improve upon best in class performance in forecasting, inventory levels, service levels, and E&O expense for accessories used on repaired devices
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain Management concentration plus 4 years of Supply Planning experience
  • Possesses an understanding of Six Sigma problem solving methodologies
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain Management concentration plus 8 years of supply planning experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
  • Certified in JDA
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma problem solving methodologies
  • Performing 'what if' analyses to optimize customer support and/or opportunities
  • Managing containment and recovery when quality issues arise
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain Management concentration plus, reflecting increasing levels of responsibility
Qualifications for supply planning analyst
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business or a related field (or 2 years' additional work related experience in lieu of a degree)
  • Strong data mining, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Skills include ability to lead at various levels including suppliers, cross-functional peers, and production employees
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Strong Excel Skills) and Oracle OBIEE (or similar system)
  • Experience managing server and components, or electronic equipment strongly preferred
  • Conduct exception management against material shortages and overages
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Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a supply planning analyst. 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 planning analyst
  • Skilled in applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and
  • Work with internal divisions of merchandising, supply planning, and sales operations teammates consultants to design, develop, and implement supply planning solutions
  • Develop necessary tools to help continually ensure data integrity of inventory, part number maintenance and planning throughout the supply planning system
  • Create and maintain valid action plans to resolve and prevent issues with external vendors
  • Communicates impacts of any supply shortages that could limit supply to support sales channels, warranty or insurance programs
  • Within team environment, establish stock policies for Finished Goods (FG)
  • In accordance with the Business Planning process, analyze and effectively communicate relevant information
  • Challenge manufacturing on a regular basis to manage lot sizes and cycle times, to drive optimum FG inventory level
  • Evaluate demand plans vs
  • Develop production and finished goods inventory plans for co-manufacturing and co-packing operations each period as part of the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) cycle
Qualifications for supply planning analyst
  • Use rigorous Pareto analysis and logic to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Maintain an ongoing focus on stability, service, inventory, and supply chain efficiencies while developing, implementing, and overseeing the strategy and execution of material
  • Identify out-of-tolerance measures and present recommendations to mitigate
  • Advise Material Manager of the status of work in progress, material constraints, and potential critical issues ensuring that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as required
  • Communicate plan changes to key partners (suppliers, production, supply planners)
  • Update leadership on both positive and negative impacts to plan
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Supply Planning Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of supply planning analyst. 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 planning analyst
  • Support required changes to seasonal inventory pre-builds, re-balancing of production, and production shift requirements
  • Balance the timing of demand and production and/or co-packing for complex promotional events and launches such that the desired quantity of product is available for sale to support the operating plan
  • Lead deployment of aged materials through the established donation/destruction process in conjunction with the Quality Assurance team
  • Interface with Customer Care on daily supply issues
  • Provide technical planning support to the plant scheduling and logistics associates
  • Interfaces between buyers and planning departments as needed to expedite raw materials and packaging shortages
  • Knowledgeable contact for plant personnel as production problems or questions occur
  • Provides backup to other members of the department
  • Process owner for CFR root causing the implementation of sustainable solutions
  • Close relationship with planning organizations both for Wholesome Snacks and Salty Snacks
Qualifications for supply planning analyst
  • Process improvement proficiency, , root cause understanding, lean methodology, etc…
  • University/Bachelor Degree in related field, , Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration
  • Cross functional experience working with other functions, , Sales, Finance and other Supply Chain functions
  • It is a regional role which is responsible for regional planning and project management
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills are needed
  • A service-oriented individual with high energy, positive and friendly demeanor

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