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Supply Planning Lead

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Job Title: Supply Planning Lead
Location: Wayzata, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Transportation/Truck Driver
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Position Purpose & Summary

Leads and provides direction to the regional supply planning team, and oversees all supply and inventory planning, and production planning, and material requirements planning activities for a large team across a multi-plant, multi-category region with high planning complexity. Leads, advises and makes decisions on all major supply and inventory planning activities for a team of supply planners across all planning horizons with focus on the longer term outlook and high impact on working capital.  These activities include: supply and inventory planning, process development, planning & execution, customer & client interaction / business partnership, systems / data management & reporting, and people, talent & budget management.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Using specialized knowledge and extensive experience, define CBI NA supply chain planning and inventory strategy and segmentation including incorporation of other relevant strategies and direct collaboration with other functional areas necessary in determining strategies
  • Utilizes deep knowledge of Supply Chain to engage with Supply Chain Planning COE as needed on CIBP development, Planning Projects, Network Design and Optimization projects if there is no Strategic Supply Chain Design & Analytics role in the organization
  • Provides oversight to development of long term supply plans, master production plans and distribution plans
  • Provides oversight to development and execution of inventory plans and managing working capital while improving customer service level
  • Provides oversight and direction on data maintenance relative to supply planning and inventory planning
  • Provides oversight for appropriate issue resolution of mid and near-term tactical issues including involving the appropriate functional areas in decisions
  • Owns, develops, and provides oversight of implementing Supply Chain Planning process improvements across the integrated supply chain to drive step change and continuous improvement to current excellence standards across the region for sustainable process
  • Provides oversight on working capital reduction such as inventory reduction and tracking methods to show the reductions


  • Owns and provides direct oversight and leadership on all master production planning, production scheduling and material requirements planning processes including process maintenance, reviews and updates to the processes
  • Provides oversight and direction on the development of Master Production plan from the long term supply plan
  • Provides oversight and ensures collaboration between Master Production Planning, Production Scheduling and Material Requirements Planning activities
  • Provides oversight for appropriate issue resolution of mid and near-term tactical issues including involving the appropriate functional areas in decisions
  • Ensures the long term planning targets are considered and incorporated in near and mid-term tactical planning activities
  • Direct oversight of Material Requirements Planning activities including calculation of material needs, appropriate communication with Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, and requirements based on trading positions
  • Direct accountability for preparing the Supply and Inventory Planning inputs for the CIBP Supply Review monthly cycle including necessary PPM inputs, capacity scenarios and recommendations and Directs and defines the inputs of direct reports in preparing inputs
  • Directly collaborate with the business Finance Lead to monetize the Supply and Inventory Plans for the CIBP Supply Review meeting
  • Direct responsibility as the Supply Review owner and provide oversight of the coordination of the CIBP Supply Review meeting and publishing of the Supply Plans and any action items
  • Directly collaborates with other functions on CIBP Supply Review actions and process improvements as appropriate
  • Facilitate and evaluate supply scenarios for new products and new business opportunities


  • Accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement directly and through subordinate supervisors.
  • Manages and provides coaching and/or training to team, including coaching Cargill core values, personal safety, environmental stewardship, community involvement and development of specific competencies/skills.
  • Provides oversight to subordinate supervisors in the selection of staff and other employees; determines resource need, plans for future workforce needs, and approves selection decisions.
  • Responsible for budgeting duties within area of scope (forecasting, reporting P&L, etc.)
  • Defines and publishes Supply and Inventory Planning metrics targets
  • Reviews and provides fee To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
    Job Post Date: 05/25/19
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