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Beech-Nut Nutrition Sr Supply Chain Planner in Amsterdam, New York

About Beech-Nut Nutrition Company…

We are one of America’s leading companies providing nutritious, wholesome foods for babies using real ingredients, gently cooked, with non-GMO verified, Natural or organic ingredients in almost all our products.

Our work is organized around our mission to Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature. We care deeply about others, the planet, and are empowered to make a difference. We expect, reward and celebrate strong performance.

Our Values…

Our ambition to grow is underpinned by our four core values Create wow, Everyone Hero, Nourish others, & Take Responsibility. Our values help us navigate the ever-changing environment in which we operate and ensure we innovate to meet customer needs.

Create wow Everyone Hero Nourish others Take responsibility

If this sounds like a place you want to invest your time, keep reading!

About the Role…

As a Senior Supply Planner, you will be responsible for leading the Supply Planning process for Third Party Manufacturing (TPM) products. This will include significant involvement in the S&OP process, management of materials moving to and from TPM suppliers, overall inventory management including meeting internal KPI’s for inventory levels, and leading the production forecasting process for these partners.

The central element of planning is to define a Sales & Operation Plan together with our colleagues from Sales. This is balancing demand and supply including inventory planning based on the demand which is converted into a linger-term supply plan and detailed schedule.

About the Team…

The Plan & Deliver Team is comprised of individuals who bring a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to ensure we have the right materials, at the right time to support our customers. This includes the movement of raw materials, forecasting our finished goods needs and movement of goods between warehouses. When customers place their orders, our team ensures the items are delivered on time, in full and per the customers specifications – making high quality, safe, and nutritious foods for babies and toddlers!

About the Work Environment…

This position is located at the Amsterdam, New York LEED® certified production facility. Most job functions are performed in a well-lit, environmentally controlled office environment. The candidate will also be required to work in an environment that requires a hairnet, beard cover, safety glasses, hearing protection and lab coat. Restrictions include wearing of jewelry, nail polish and acrylic nails. Other personal protection equipment may be required for certain tasks.

Our Commitment to Safety…

At Beech-Nut we are committed to a strong safety program that protects its staff, its property, and the public from accidents. Associates at every level, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company’s overall safety initiatives. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety among all workers on the job site. Management supports participation in the program by all Associates and provides proper equipment, training and procedures. Associates are responsible for following all procedures, working safely, and, wherever possible, improving safety measures. An injury and accident-free workplace is our goal. Through continuous safety and loss control, we can accomplish this.

What You’ll Do…

  • Contribute to Senior Supply Chain leadership by recommending the most appropriate levers in supply chain planning to best meet key objectives and strategic goals

  • Translate Demand Forecasts into short, mid, and long buy plans to ensure required capacity is met throughout our TPM network. This will include the development of a high-level rough cut capacity plan for supplier and hub collaboration.

  • Conduct regular reviews with TPM suppliers to understand supplier constraints, production schedules, and potential supply issues and their solutions

  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams to build an agile capacity plan, measure accuracy, and drive continuous improvement through the entire planning process

  • Manage the movement of materials to and from Third Party Manufacturers (TPM) suppliers through the use of the SAP MRP system

  • Perform regular maintenance of the SAP planning system to ensure all item level planning attributes are updated and troubleshoot/ root cause the system for inaccuracies

  • Initiate and participate in cost savings, inventory optimization, SKU rationalization, and other ad hoc opportunities

  • Assist in the development and tracking of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as part of the supplier scorecard and performance management on a regular cadence

    Who You Are…

  • Deciding and Initiating Action: You are able to make timely decisions while weighing risks. You act without being prompted and take responsibility for projects, people, and mistakes.

  • Leading and Supervising: You provide others with clear direction, set behavioral guidelines, delegate work appropriately, empower others and generate energy and enthusiasm, among others. You provide clear feedback on performance and take timely action when goals are not being met. You are an effective coach to others on new tasks and development areas.

  • Persuading and Influencing: You make a strong personal impression on others. You gain clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating. You are able to change the opinions of others and close discussions with firm agreement on all sides.

  • Adapting and Responding to Change: You are able to adapt your own behavior to meet the needs of different people and circumstances. You accept new ideas and change initiatives and show respect and sensitivity towards others. You remain effective even in the face of uncertainty.

    What You’ll Need…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or a related field, with 4+ years related experience preferred or

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 6 + year’s related work experience

  • CPG experience preferred, preferably within Food Manufacturing

  • Highly organized with attention to detail; analytical with strategic thinking skills

  • Must be able to collaborate in a cross-functional environment and have the ability to lead and influence others

  • Successfully work towards strict deadlines, as well as independently on multiple, simultaneous assignments

  • Able to demonstrate functional leadership capabilities

  • Capability to clearly communicate goals and objectives

  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Able to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to the management team

  • Successfully work towards strict deadlines, as well as independently on multiple, simultaneous assignments

  • Able to effectively collaborate in a dynamic environment

  • Project management skills to drive processes and improvements to completion, with success in leading large/complex projectsAbove average experience using ERP/WMS systems (ex. SAP, Oracle)

  • Preferred Certifications:

  • APICS Certification

  • Lean Certification

    What’s in it for you? Compensation, Benefits & More…

    At Beech-Nut, we are devoted to creating an inclusive culture where our team members are professionally challenged and cared for personally.

    We are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices and take into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skills, relevant work experience, certifications and qualifications, education, and other business needs. Compensation for a role will be in line with the location in which the position is filled.

    Our associates also have access to opportunities for professional development and training, access to our on-site amenities as well as many other benefits and perks! We are proud to offer our associates the following:

    Pay: The annual base salary range for this hybrid-remote role is $75,000 - $110,000 . This is a salaried-exempt position.

    Benefits: This position gives you access to a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage for you and your dependents; life & long-term disability, flexible spending and health savings account, paid vacation and holidays, New York State paid sick time, and 401(k) retirement benefits with 4% company match.

    Professional Development:

  • Tuition assistance

  • Access to an online learning system (LMS)

  • Access to robust on-the-job (OTJ) training programs

    More Perks!

  • Opportunities to volunteer and support the local community

  • Generous maternity/paternity benefits & take your child’s 1st birthday off

  • Take your birthday off each year!

  • Baby food coupon program until your child’s 2nd birthday

  • Summer Fridays for eligible positions (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

  • Hybrid Work for eligible positions (three days in the office per week)

  • Service Awards

    Amenities:

  • On-site fitness center

  • On-site café catered by Mazzone Hospitality - PRIME Business Dining

  • On-site Company Store

  • A private on-site Mother’s Room to support nursing mothers and pumping needs at work

  • Nourish Others Learning Lab with computer stations

    What it is like to live in upstate New York…

    We are about 30 minutes northwest of Albany, the NY state capital, and 40 minutes southwest of Saratoga Springs. We are near major cultural events, outside recreation and places to have fun throughout the year. From watching the New York City Ballet or listening to Brad Paisley, Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, or Tedeschi Trucks Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), boating on beautiful Lake George, hiking the famous trails of the Adirondacks, or skiing at Lake Placid, you will find there is plenty to keep you, and/or, your family busy. And, if you are looking for the occasional big city attraction, it is a short drive to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

    As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

    To all agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Beech-Nut via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Beech-Nut, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Beech-Nut for this position and a valid agreement is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Beech-Nut Nutrition agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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