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Inventory Planner

Location: 

West Palm Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  27964
Date:  Nov 25, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.

 

OVERVIEW

The Inventory Planner will be the main link between Planning, Distribution and Refinery Operations for the lines or areas they are accountable. They are responsible for taking the overall planned needs of the organization and breaking them down into increments that can be met based on machine capacities and work shifts available.  Accountable for cycle counts and physical inventory counts at associated 3PL warehouses, reduced amount of lines/machines and will support the Production Scheduler.  Must be a strong communicator, especially when there are challenges with production schedules and plans need to change, numerous parties need to be made aware.  Negotiating trade-offs is instrumental to this position, as well as being customer focused so that we meet the demands.

 

DETAILED ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Very similar responsibilities as the Production Scheduler, but will only relate to the subset of materials in their responsibility.
  • Liquid and Bulk scheduling against open orders, including communicating with Operations regarding both and with the guard house.
  • Responsible for reviewing monthly plans sent from planning team and then use that information to create the refinery and machine schedules on a daily and weekly basis.  This also requires reviewing the sales demand in SAP (ZM08) to insure service levels.
  • Must enter work orders for production and subsequently, delete them when necessary.
  • This person will be accountable for inventory management, which includes the local 3PL, and encompasses creating stock transfer orders (STO’s) for replenishment.  They will also manage the STO’s that need to come back to the refinery from the 3PL to fulfill refinery orders.
  • Must work with counterpart within Region to insure the proper balance of inventory taking into consideration replenishment costs and maximizing CTO for the Region.  This also requires collaborating with Planning and Logistics.
  • Part of managing the inventory is determining when we need to “redirect” orders to other facilities.
  • Support S&OP process, by:
    • Tracking the progress of S&OP calendars and events.
    • Preparing and updating Excel templates used for data upload.  Provide support in the preparation of Supply Chain Metrics to be discussed in the S&OP cycle.
    • Master data support for production planning.  Coordinate activities related to data cleanup/correction.
  • Distribute and redistribute orders as appropriate when there are issues with EWM.
  • Communicate updates and product availability with CSRs and Sales via email.  In some instances, communicate with customers directly on product availability.
  • Meet with operations team on a daily basis to discuss any operation issues that will require adjustments to the plans.
  • Collaborate weekly with supply chain/corporate planning while developing the following week’s plan.
  • This role will need to be involved in reverse supply chain discussions and meetings.

 

WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Background in Supply Chain – Procurement, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Customer Service
  • SAP experience including Business Intelligence

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • BS degree in Business or Operations from an accredited university
  • APICS certification a plus

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)

  • Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Access
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Decision-maker with strong negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail with the ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Must be a team player
  • Continuous Improvement experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to understand issues, develops plans and set metrics to measure progress towards goals
  • Able to handle day to day tactical concerns while staying on course with long term strategic targets

 

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami