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Supply Chain Planner, Co Pack in Garner, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Position Summary:                                                                                         

The Supply Chain Planner, Co Pack is responsible for the development of future demand, production and inventory plans for assigned product categories that drive the Supply Chain Planning Processes.


  • Production Planning
    • Generate constrained weekly production plan
    • Create POs to support production plan
    • Work with Copackers to ensure fulfillment of POs
    • Work with plants to ensure supporting raw material orders are filled
  • Inventory Planning
    • Establish inventory targets to maximize order fill and minimize obsolescence
    • Communicate short/long positions and corrective actions
    • Communicate storage requirements
  • Resource Capacity Planning
    • Keep track of industry wide copackers and capabilities
    • Model and communicate impacts of demand changes
  • Distribution Requirements Planning
    • Facilitate timely, efficient and accurate distribution of inventory
    • Communicate short term and long-term transportation needs
  • Performance Tracking
    • Order Fill Rate
    • Distressed
    • Schedule Adherence
    • Yield performance
    • AOP vs actual
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Reduce waste by utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles
    • Improve tracking and visibility of process for all stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to summarize complicated data
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Hungry to learn and drive change
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Willing to travel


  • BS in Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • 5-7 Years of Supply Chain experience
  • Food industry experience a plus
  • APICS certification a plus
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