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Demand/Supply Chain Planner

Bloomington, Minnesota

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At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's,
Position Mission:
We are searching for a Demand Planner for our Consumer Brands division. This position is responsible for supply chain planning activities and overall inventory management to ensure customer service goals are achieved for Schwan's and for the integrity of finished goods inventory for all storage facilities.
Responsibilities may include:
  • Create statistical forecasts from sales promotions marketing projections and historical data to direct the production and distribution of anticipated demand. The forecasts drive the manufacturing co-packing and supply chain and distribution process of products to the various locations. This position will manage the development and implementation of inventory movement plans and schedules as necessary.
  • Responsible to develop and manage the deployment schedules to ensure supply of product can achieve target fill rates with optimal inventory levels and minimal costs
  • Responsible for the development and management of the Demand Planning process for new product launches product reformulations and discontinued product. This includes: Inventory pre-builds account or geographic rollout planning cannibalization of product line and competition impact on sales forecasts and planning
  • Develops maintains and communicates forecast accuracy report to all management levels. Responsible for ensuring inventory targets are maintained in order to ensure proper fill rate adherence
  • Manages finished goods inventory across manufacturing facilities distribution centers and mixing centers
  • Develops deployment plans and system settings for new item introductions including communication and all necessary coordination required for success
  • Partners with other departments to limit shortages against customer demand
  • Reviews historical sales trends and marketing sales and financial projections to provide accurate product forecasts including forecasts for product discontinuances.
  • Recommends product discontinuation to Sales and Marketing on slow moving items


Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Years of Related Experience: 3-7 years related experience
  • Ability to work with math concepts such as probability and statistical inference;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions;
  • Must be proficient Microsoft Office, enterprise planning software and SAP is preferred
  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
Job Type: Exempt
Business Unit: Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc.
Req #: 19003713
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