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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Olam Americas Inc
Position Name :-
Planning Director
Company Location :-
Fresno, CA 93720
Job Category :
Management Jobs

Full Job Description :-
We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Reporting to Sr. Director of Supply Chain, the Planning Director will support the attainment of the Company’s targeted operational metrics (fill, inventory levels, service rates and lead times to customers, etc.) by continually improving and balancing demand and supply planning. The Planning Director will have direct supervisory responsibility for the supply planning team. This position is responsible for the coaching, development and supervision of supply planning staff at the Bayonne facility and is additionally responsible for the ongoing execution and improvement of theCompany’s Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) process.The role of the Planning Director will deliver value to ofi through innovative network planning and optimization, and materials planning and management that optimizes the business outcomes for ofi. The Planning Director will have daily collaboration with all departments throughout the organization and responsibility for scheduling plant product commodities.

In their capacity as tactical administrator of S&OP, the Director of Supply Planning will be required to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders outside of planning (Sales,Product Line, Manufacturing Operations,Customer Operations,Finance, HR, IT, etc.).

The ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving skills, ability to think critically and with ambiguity, able to start new projects with ease, have a heightened sense of responsibility and ownership, as well as a desire and passion to go far beyond the boundaries of the job.

Position Responsibilities

Responsible for the development and continual improvement of demand planning, including but not limited to; maintenance of demand data, statistical forecast, customer input process, internal input process, and execution.
Responsible for the optimization of the Company’s Supply Plans consistent with overall corporate objectives.
Develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each step of the Company’s S&OP Planning to ensure continual improvement.
Monitor and enforce downstream accountabilities from S&OP, and proactively engage top management to ensure ongoing commitment.
Make strategic recommendations to improve KPI positions and avoid shortfalls.
Administer S&OP Supply Review Planning processes to aid in accurate supply & demand forecasts.
Plan and direct the Bayonne Planning team to attain optimum utilization of materials, achieve capacity, yields and overall cost reduction.
Champion S&OP Supply Planning Process & conduct it on a frequent basis to drive inventories down while meeting sales commitments.
Review current supply planning processes and identify opportunities to improve fulfillment of the demand and sales orders while achieving inventory objectives.
Lead the development and implementation of Supply Chain network planning, Material planning and capacity planning optimization (Processes / People / Systems).
Maximize value of inventory by careful selection and disposition of inventories.
Support quality of product line by careful scheduling of consistent input material, ensuring adequate retesting of material to meet customer requirements, provide trace ability, and work with Quality Assurance (QA) personnel on training issues, test results.
Deliver Summary KPI reports relating to the performance and improvement activities of the above processes and systems.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations,Business,or another related field is required. Master’s Degree is preferred.
Seven (7) years supply chain management experience in planning, sourcing, and logistics is required.
Manager/Director level Supply Planning experience preferred.
Proven track record of highly effective analysis and communication is required.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft (MS) applications, especially Excel, required.
Strong understanding of Material Resource Planning (MRP/ERP/DRP) fundamentals and processes is essential, preferably with proven experience implementingprocess improvements.
Previous experience and working knowledge of SAP preferred.
Food or Consumer Product Goods (CPG) experience preferred.
Ability to solve complex problems and present effective and efficient solutions in a clear and concise manner to management is required.
Strong attention to detail is required.
Effective leadership and facilitator abilities within a team is required. Should have the ability to influence and manage other internal customers.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at:

At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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