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Deployment Planner
Job Title: Deployment Planner
Location ZIP - 60606

Job Description:

You are responsible to aspire a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering deployment analytical success in one of our largest food and beverage client’s in North America.

• Build, review, track, forecast and adjust intra-company shipments using SAP – develop and communicate deployment forecast to Transportation and Warehousing
• Analyze SAP DRP parameters to leverage auto load building capabilities
• Ensure successful customer promotion execution by working with Supply Chain Managers, Integrated Planning, and Transportation and Warehousing to communicate event specifics and execution requirements
• Liaise with Transportation and Warehousing groups as well as personnel at 3PL (Third Party Logistics) to resolve issues with intra-company shipments (including resolution of near-term warehousing capacity issues)
• Liaise with Customer Supply Chain Managers, Customer Service, and Integrated planning to communicate potential customer service issues/risks and provide projected availability and/or short term options to avoid service interruptions
• Develop functional understanding of warehousing capacity, procedures and inbound/outbound planning processes to drive/enable warehouse capacity management and adherence to ship/arrival dates
• Identify ways to improve deployment planning processes and tools for assigned areas
• Minimize freight expense by utilizing optimal modes of transportation when feasible.
• Develop a plan that minimizes inventory at the forward DCs while improving customer service
Qualifications we seek in you!
Minimum qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Supply Chain Management / Engineering / Business or related field
• Relevant experience in production scheduling, inventory management, supply operations planning or supply chain related areas
Preferred qualifications
• Experience and understanding of applications, such as SAP or other Planning Software
• Good understanding of MS Excel & general knowledge of other office applications
• Excellent change management, networking & presentation skills
• Excellent analytical and execution skills
• Collaborative management and working style
• Effective Communication skills