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Manager, Supply Chain Planning

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Akron
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature s Recipe . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.


Manager, Supply Chain Planning


Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Akron/Cleveland)


Vice President, Integrated Business Planning


* Provide direction to JMS Fruit Processing Plants, 3PLs, Fruit Co-packer(s) in fulfilling intermediate Fruit requirements and inventory levels.

* Manage direct report(s) performance and career framework objectives.

* Determine the intermediate Fruit annual production quota and deployment activities required at multiple production sites which contribute to the successful adherence of corporate inventory targets and service level expectations.

* Manage the Company s Cold Storage Warehouse network budget

* Create and publish monthly and annual inventory projections to leadership.

* Evaluate requests to verify supply in support of new product launches, line extensions, etc.

* Influence fruit formula changes/transitions across the Fruit network to consume inventory and minimize obsolescence.

* Facilitate semiannual Processing Business Reviews that include Fruit Processing leadership and other cross functional areas as appropriate.

* Coordinate cross functionally with internal JMS teams (Marketing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Corporate Purchasing, Corporate Warehousing and Transportation) to meet/exceed overall company objectives.

* Continuous Improvement Leader - Identify and recommend relevant improvement opportunities across the Fruit sourcing network to improve visibility and overall performance of the Fruit Planning Team.

* Establish and maintain inventory targets across the entire Fruit Network network to meet/exceed company standards and specific business requirements (comprehend value of inventory and influence impact to bottom line.)

* Actively participate in weekly and monthly Fruit Processing Operational reviews and provide operational perspective as needed.

* Report key performance metrics at Fruit Locations and participate in quarterly scorecard reviews with 3PL Warehouses.

* Act as primary point of contact for all projects involving Marketing, Quality, R&D, and plant operations.

* Manage product quality, execution and relationships between cold storage warehouses and fruit co-packers.



* Bachelors Degree required, Supply Chain or related degree preferred

* APICS certification a plus


* 4-5 years of related experience with emphasis on Production Planning, Supply Planning, Operations

* System knowledge in Oracle, Discoverer, Production Planning Systems, Raw Material Fruit Requirements, Purchasing(P2P) Vista, Manugistics or other relative supply chain planning systems.

* Project management experience or familiarity with project management concepts and principles helpful but not required.


* Ability to build/maintain relationships with corporate and remote personnel

* Excellent analytical skills & strong desire to identify improvement opportunities

* Ability to develop and recommend process and system improvements

* Manage multiple projects while being mindful of deadlines

* Accuracy and attention to details

* Out of the box problem solving skills

* Strong communication/relationship building skills

* Excellent organizational abilities

* Decision making skills

* Self-motivated, takes initiative

* Ability to handle multiple tasks across various functional areas

* Ability to travel as needed

* Awareness and appreciation for different cultures



The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Akron , Manager, Supply Chain Planning, Executive , Akron, Ohio

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