Supply Planner - (temporary contract 24 months)

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Employer: Cargill
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Transport
  • Job type: project-based
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 28.02.2019
    Short company description

    Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


    •Four Year University / Bachelor's Degree; Advanced technical or business degree, MBA preferred.
    •2+ years relevant work experience related to Supply Chain Planning
    •Understanding of both supply chain and commercial operations
    •Advanced proficiency in standard business applications (e.g. MS Office Suite), particularly Excel
    •Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail
    •Process and data driven mindset
    •Ability to multitask, prioritize and act with a sense of urgency
    •Ability to identify and communicate information required to make sound business decisions
    •Very good written and verbal communication skills in English
    •Prior supply planning or operational experience, will be a plus;
    •Relevant industry knowledge, preferred.
    •Experience using advanced planning systems (e.g. SAP APO, SAP IBP, Llamasoft), preferred;
    •Experience with data visualization and reporting tools (Business Intelligence, Tableau, Power BI, etc.), will be a plus;
    •Understanding of planning capabilities, such as demand planning, supply planning, network design/optimization, inventory planning, Integrated Business Planning/S&OP and scheduling, preferred.


    The Supply Planner is the liaison between Demand Planning processes, Commercial and Customer Service-Execution to address changes to the supply plan and resolve customer service issues in the near and mid-term planning horizons.

    Supply Planning & scheduling - Monitor key master data and supply chain parameters in planning/SAP. Support commercial teams in concluding and finalizing the demand plan. Own the conversion and development of the demand plan into a network supply plan. This plan balances volume across the network to optimize service levels, cost and flexibility. In addition, this person will be responsible for converting the master (production) plan into material requirements needs, planning intra-network shipments and ensuring direct customer shipments are available to be scheduled via Available to Promise process.

    Convert the Master Production Plan into feasible daily plans which optimize supply and distribution needs for the allocated locations/commodities. Publish and update throughout the day as required to accommodate unplanned interruptions. Collaborate with Customer Service-Execution and commercial teams to mitigate any unplanned interruptions or unexpected demand. Timely and effectively communicate supply/distribution issues that may result in poor plan adherence.

    Inventory Management - Set inventory strategies and targets to meet customer service needs while minimizing carrying costs. Work with finance and commercial to achieve financial inventory goals. Track inventory segments and inventory levels against targets and address inventory imbalances, aging inventory, etc.

    Process Improvements/Analysis & Metrics - Manage KPI’s to support the organization’s service, working capital, and cost goals. Provide formal and informal reporting on KPI performance

    Support Operational improvement projects. Conduct additional analysis as needed for projects. Follow new processes / standards set in place as part of the projects. Work towards improving maturity of the Supply Planning processes