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Supply Planner

Location: Gilroy, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 575

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable, and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients on a scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Supply Planning Manager, the Supply Planner will be responsible for material planning, forecast, inventory control, and scheduling. The Supply Planner will create and translate strategic production plans into finished product schedules and oversee the receiving and tracking throughout the production process to ensure audit proof tracing of all materials. 
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. They will have strong attention to detail and will be able to manage multiple competing priorities. Ability to think ahead and proactively work to solve any shortages in supply will be key to success in this position.
Position Responsibilities
  • Develop and monitor finished production schedules based on required inventory stocking levels.
  • Ensure inventory is utilized to meet customer specifications.
  • Create daily production schedules for multiple production lines to ensure proper balance and utilization of capacity. Adjust schedules as needed to account for adjustments in demand. 
  • Select materials from inventory to meet customer orders.  Responsible for presenting options for customers if no product is available to meet exact specifications.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report performance to schedule production activities utilizing information derived from material and production control systems.
  • Manage stock transfers between facilities.
  • Research order and delivery discrepancies.
  • Develop, support, and provide accountability for the inventory stocking initiatives in an effort to maximize all customer requirements in a cost-effective manner.
  • Monitor daily quality from each plant to ensure we are meeting planned specifications. Work with plants to make changes as needed.
  • Review and develop a strategy to reduce all slow moving and obsolete inventories.
  • Manage inventories to ensure that product is not permitted to age.
  • Provide continual improvement of the production planning and reporting processes.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or related field is required.  Four (4) years Planning experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in food manufacturing is required. 
  • Two (2) years of experience in production/inventory control is required. Candidates substituting experience in lieu of degree will require six (6) years of related experience. Experience should include: production reporting, physical inventory, reconciliation and database control.
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with all levels of employees and customers is required.
  • Solid computer skills with significant experience within Excel is required.  Previous working experience and knowledge of SAP is required.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and present effective and efficient solutions in a clear and concise manner to management is required.

 Strong attention to detail is required.

The pay for this role in the state of CA ranges from $65,000 - $85,000 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on candidate’s experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 
Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected] 
At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.