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Product Planning Manager - (Sioux Falls, SD)

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Job Title: Product Planning Manager - (Sioux Falls, SD)
Location: Sioux Falls, SD, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 5
Salary: Competitive
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Job Title: Product Planning Manager (CPP, Fertilizer, Branded, Seed) - Location Negotiable




Do you have at least 5 years of experience in business process management, planning, and/or operations? Do you possess a Bachelor's degree in business, statistics, or related discipline? Do you understand product types and use including herbicides, fungicides, traits, N, P, and K? Are you strong with market analysis? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and influence? If you said yes to these questions, we want to hear from YOU!


For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.  Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!


General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Planner, as a part of the Supplier Relations and Procurement team, is responsible for overseeing the planning and inventory management functions necessary to optimize business operations for a diverse group of agricultural processing, distribution, and sales outlets.


Key Skills and Abilities:

  • BS in Business, statistics or related discipline, or
  • 5 + years of experience in business process management, planning and/or operations
  • Superior project management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong background in demand planning
  • Strong market analysis, statistical and quantitative skills
  • Working knowledge of seasonal retail operations
  • Know basic product type and crop use (herbicide, fungicide, traits, N, P, K)


Key Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to articulate and drive company strategy
  • Ability to develop and implement efficient procedures and processes
  • Strong team orientation
  • Ability to influence with formal and informal authority
  • Willingness and ability to be a constructive agent of change
  • Ability to execute across diverse businesses
  • Ability to plan and organize


Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Lead and drive the sales forecasting process with sales, marketing and strategy
  • Adjust and refine forecasting software parameters to optimize planning results
  • Understand and utilize company, supply, and market strategies when developing and executing product supply plans
  • Coordinate, document and communicate the Purchase Plan (quantity, timing, location); monitor and adjust
  • Re-balance inventories as needed to meet customer and market needs
  • Support the correctness of product and organization hierarchy
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to efficiently utilize inventory storage capacity
  • Collaborate with product Strategy Leads to understand, support & maintain Supplier relations and alignment
  • Communicate/Coordinate product supply allocations in collaboration with Strategy, Sales and Operations Leads
  • Support rebate collection and allocation to branches
  • Conduct analysis of data in support of pre-buys and early order programs
  • Manage participation of supplier return and swap programs
  • Educate, train and support areas and branches on supply chain processes and systems


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings


If you are an internal Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your manager prior to applying for any position. Thank you!



Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.


Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.


Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.



Education Required

  • Bachelors or better in Statistics or related field


Job Code: PRODU03689

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Job Post Date: 09/20/19
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