• Full Time
  • Belvidere

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Distribution Planner – General Mills

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Job Description:
The Distribution Planner is a member of the plant support team responsible for developing the manufacturing schedule and raw material plan. They work with vendors, sourcing, transportation, operations, and corporate logistics to develop production schedules, support new items, discontinuations, and promotions, and manage inbound material flow, supply disruptions, product changes, and material age. This role will partner on the logistics team to back up other planners, improve inventory accuracy, and manage costs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Develop 3 month finite schedule and packaging schedule to optimize plant operations balanced with the needs of the business.

Build raw material plan to support manufacturing plant schedule, including placing PO’s, expediting materials, coordinating material changes, and managing costs associated with raw materials, using SAP ERP.

Support plant logistics goals of raw material days of supply and material disruptions.

Participate in rate setting process for manufacturing systems.

Deliver outstanding daily results through process rigor, attention to detail, sense of urgency and time management.

Have strong understanding of plant manufacturing floor capabilities

Communicate across multiple functions & levels regarding business opportunities & risk

Influence cross functional partners through root cause analysis for inventory control, vendor performance indicators, and transportation opportunities

Lead plant projects that support supply chain HMM and cost avoidance goals

Manage plant events that require scheduling/raw material changes with minimal cost implications

Communicate and build relationships with vendors for material procurement
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree

3 years related experience

Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

Embrace process standardization and champion change

Possess a high level of initiative and energy to influence and lead change

Commitment to superior customer service and ability to build cross-functional relationships

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Solid computer background (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Ability to flex hours to support 24/7 manufacturing site
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in supply chain, logistics, or business

SAP experience (APO/MRP/ERP) or other similar planning system

Manufacturing plant experience

To apply for this job please visit www.careers.GeneralMills.com.

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