Jobs Department: Global Planning

Supply Chain Planner

September 9th, 2022 |

The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for production planning and deployment of inventory within the assigned product areas. This position requires use of analytical and quantitative methods to make sure inventory is deployed most effectively through the Supply Chain network to minimize redeployment, keep transportation costs low, and maximize customer order fulfillment.  The Supply Chain Planner will manage and execute a master plan, submit purchase orders, and adhere to inventory management strategies to support the company market plans and financial goals.


  • Supply Planning – Responsible for all aspects of the supply planning, contract manufacturing, and inventory investment for the assigned planning activities to achieve defined customer service, inventory, and EBITDA objectives.
  • Creates the detailed production plan in SAP with respect to required customer fill rates, target inventory levels, and capacity constraints
  • Works with contract packager on DRP load versus capacity. Identify priorities and work together to reconcile production while meeting business objectives
  • Communicates inabilities from contract packager to meet desired production targets and identifies solutions to correct the plan
  • Partners with the Demand Team to develop a balanced demand & supply plan and manage the planning trade-offs.
  • Manages the integration of supply planning for new product launches with key stakeholders and manages the exit of discontinued items in the most efficient way (minimizing the cost of excess & obsolete inventory).
  • Manage the excess inventory process for assigned product groups.  Facilitate sale inventory to secondary accounts, transfer inventory to alternate DC’s to minimize excess, or to identify product to repack.
  • Master SAP to create purchase orders and stock transport orders daily and keep all data current and accurate at all times to ensure efficient inventory across the network.
  • Provide recommendations to improve service, quality of work, and reduce costs through process or execution improvements.


  • Customer Focus – Achieve and maintain alignment in the supply chain between suppliers, Bumble Bee Foods, and the Customer
    • Works with Customer Service, Operations, QA, Technology, Sales, and Marketing to coordinate schedules and other supply chain activities where demand exceeds supply, during supply shortages, where event timing necessitates an inventory build, or where non-standard actions are required (i.e., pre-planning for special package features i.e. coupons, graphics or size changes) Ensures 99% order fulfillment to prevent stock-outs or customer shortages.
  • Engage in weekly supply planning review meetings to document global supply for products managed and clearly communicate supply status


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, or related field
  • 1-3 years minimum experience required in a supply chain planning role
  • Experience in relevant areas:  Supply chain, purchasing, forecasting, demand management inventory control, production scheduling, master scheduling, capacity management, materials management, or distribution resource planning
  • Planning systems experience like ERP/DRP/MRP/MPS is preferred
  • Strong mathematical skills, strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Broad range of computer skills – especially MS Excel and MS Office Suites
  • Self-directed
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to manage many details with a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to establish timelines and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong key stakeholder and relationship management skills