About the job
The Deployment Planner is responsible for the overall deployment of finished goods from plant production locations to distribution centers. As a Deployment Planner, you are accountable to develop and monitor deployment strategies that optimize service, costs and operational capacities for a specified category.
Objectives of the role:
*Ensure overall deployment strategy is optimized and manage system planning parameters. Conduct regular consistent reviews of all parameters and update based on new criteria.
*Review daily and weekly deployment suggestions (STOs) to ensure accuracy and consistency.
*Manage issues and communicate with plants, DCs, Customer Service, Finished Goods Planners and Supply Chain counterparts.
*Review daily inventory levels at DCs to manage shelf life and proactively address imbalances.
*Review daily inventory levels at DCs against customer orders to proactively address service issues.
*Work with Distribution Centers/Plant Coolers to assist with capacity constraints and optimization strategies as appropriate. Responsible for accurate and consistent data accuracy throughout SNP to provide appropriate mid to long range plans.
*Participate in weekly supply planning team meetings with counterparts in finished good planning, deployment, forecasting and procurement to deliver key KPIs - service, DOS, L&D, forecast accuracy, material SS, obsolescence minimization and sourcing optimization
*Track and report key KPIs - loss & destruction, customer fill rate, sourcing, etc.
The base compensation range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 (commensurate with experience). Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.
Location: Please note the preferred location for this position is in White Plains, NY or Broomfield, CO.
- 1-3 years Supply Chain experience in CPG including supply planning.
- B.A. in Supply Chain Mgmt/Logistics or related degree.
- SAP/APO knowledge a plus
- Strong Microsoft Office Skills
- APICS certification desired
- Demonstrated understanding of supply chain processes and safety stock optimization strategies.
- Demonstrated understanding of deployment practices, distribution theory.
- Solid communication skills, particularly in highlighting issues and take corrective action.
- Ability to set deadlines and key timetables to achieve with minimal guidance.
At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.