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Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Job Req ID:  9740
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
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Title:  Inventory Planner

Description: 

Do you enjoy working with inventory and setting the pace for production schedules?  As an Inventory Planner at our corporate headquarters, you will develop production and distribution plans to maintain the optimal divisional and location inventory levels.  You’ll also solve for product shortages and collaborate with supply chain partners to drive results – It’s about having an owner’s mindset.  

 

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING 

 

  • Set the Pace - Developing short term production schedules across assigned Kellogg facilities and co-mans/co-packs
  • Fresh Thinking - Managing production and inventory to balance capacity constraints, while also resolving critical product shortage issues  
  • Take a New Angle - Communicating exceptions to production plans and reviewing remediation plans with key individuals
  • Tools for Success - Maintaining planning system parameters (e.g., location of safety stock, economic production quantities, minimum run quantities, transit times, process capacity, packing capacity, shipping constraints, inventory constraints)
  • Drive Efficiency - Monitoring the age of product to minimize write-offs and institute steps to remedy problems and performing capacity analyses
  • Collaborate to Win - Providing timely updates and analysis to Supply Chain partners to identify scenario planning opportunities

 

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

 

Required:

  • Understanding of the supply/demand planning business drivers, organization structures and key metrics
  • Proficiency working with SAP or similar database application technology
  • Excellent proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Access or similar software
  • Very strong communication skills are essential, and expertise in Microsoft Excel and data manipulation are also critical. 
  • High School diploma/GED with significant relevant experience

 

Bonus Points:

  • Bachelor's Degree and consistently demonstrated related work experience.
  • APICS Certification 
  • Experience working with Planning software, Manugistics, SAP/SNP or similar tools

 

WHAT’S NEXT

It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below: 

 

 

THE FINER PRINT

Kellogg’s has launched a new global hybrid work approach called Locate for Your Day (LFYD).  In partnership with their manager, LFYD empowers our eligible US office-based employees to choose where to work each day.  Built on trust, you and your manager will decide how LFYD works best for you and your team.  This new flexibility is designed to drive culture and performance.  Our recruiting team can fill you in on the exact details for this position. 

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

 

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

 

 Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link.

 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com

 

LET’S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Kellogg Recruitment

 

 

Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal and plant-based foods businesses by the end of 2023, resulting in three independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at UnleashingOurPotential.com.

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