Supply Chain Planner – Contract job – Plum Organics – Emeryville, CA

Plum Organics is seeking a dynamic candidate for a universal planning role within our Supply Chain team. As a Supply Chain Planner, you will support the supply planning aspects of our business, help manage successful launched of innovation projects and gain exposure to materials management.

As a Planner in Supply Chain, you will work with Supply and Material Planning peers as well as R&D, QA, Innovation, and Finance to plan and execute seamlessly. If organization, details, being a team player, showing initiative, follow-up and clear communication are your strong suits, we need you… we want you.

Key Responsibilities:
Develop and maintain supply outlook by reviewing inventory availability, requirements, highlighting shortages and developing a resolution action plan.

Drive total cost of ownership and ensuring alignment with corporate and local goals and objectives.

Manage KPI targets, attainment, fill rate and inform demand planning KPIs like accuracy.

Support discontinuation process including identification, monitoring and minimizing write off costs.

Supports cost reduction projects and improvement initiatives to achieve overall business objectives.

Manage new produce innovation by working with team members to acquire: part numbers, production scheduling requirements, Supplier and Co-Manufacturer information.

Attend weekly business unit and innovation project meetings to communicate key Supply Chain milestones and receive updates. Clearly communicate deadlines and expectations back to the Supply Chain team.

Track, prioritize and maintain schedules, check in with the team to ensure all tasks are being done on time.

Experience / Qualities:
4 year college degree (Business, operations, supply chain, engineering or related field preferred).

3-5 years of experience in project management, production and/or inventory planning.

Background in master scheduling, forecasting, procurement and planning.

Detail oriented with strong problem solving, analytical and project management skills.

Ability to manage day to day tactical activities and assist the team with ad hoc planning metrics and reports.

Experience using SAP is a plus.

Strong Excel knowledge, ability to mentor others in Excel.

Strong attention to detail and focus on project and task completion is critical.

Exceptionally organized

Deadline driven

Very strong interpersonal and communication skills

Adaptable to rapidly changing demands

Personal Characteristics

A Creative Problem Solver – You have a creative bent and you love taking on challenges with a fresh perspective and creative mind.

An Action Oriented Doer – Someone who is driven by results. Someone who strongly believes in accountability. A task oriented self-starter who stays calm under pressure and proactively takes on big ideas and projects.

Hands On – Someone humble enough to tackle low level mundane tasks some days and then drive high-level strategic discussions the next. Someone who is hungry to learn and take on more responsibility as the company grows.

A Collaborator – One who works well with teams, and can listen while still sharing a strong point of view.

An Optimist – Someone with a can-do attitude, who can lead in the face of uncertainty, and with a great sense of humor.

Who we are – Plum PBC – Emeryville, California

Plum, PBC is home to Plum Organics, a values-driven company committed to nourishing the next generation with great tasting, nutritious food from high chair to lunchbox. Plum, PBC is a group of extremely passionate people that truly love what they do and why they do it. They are parents, aunts, uncles, big brothers… tooth fairies. They are curious connoisseurs and joy seeking foodies that have come together to discover, celebrate & create all things healthy, inventive & yum.

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Plum, PBC is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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