Georgia Employer SUPPLY PLANNER - ATLANTA, GA in Atlanta, Georgia

DescriptionPrimary Purpose:The Supply Planner position is a highly visible supply chain role that is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the inventory planning and procurement cost across the supply chain network. Ability to balance the sometimes conflicting goals of inventory targets, target customer service levels, forecast accuracy, and safety stock requirements for the allocated portfolio of SKU's for which he or she is assigned. This person is the key liaison to resolve supply issues and ensures the efficient delivery of inventory, service and cost objectives. This role will identify ways to improve supply planning processes by utilizing current tools. In addition, this person is responsible for ensuring accuracy of all purchase order data to support the Sales, Operations & Transportation Teams meet customer demand and regional performance objectives. The position will also include responsibility to mentor less experienced supply planner on supply chain concepts along with SAP functionality.* Responsible for maintaining inventories, developing the supply plan to reduce out of stocks across the supply chain network to increase service levels while minimizing purchasing costs and capital employed.* Proactively utilize MRP's and other tools to review inventory projections & supply-demand summaries to prevent potential shortages or excessive inventory and demurrage.* Implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels (e.g. reorder pt, safety stock, ABC categorization, forecast bias, etc...). Set up inventory targets and monitor actual inventory levels vs. targets* Ability to assess purchasing options, calculate total into stock costs and analyzing cost reduction opportunities to optimize total spend by optimizing loads via combining various products onto a single order, pre-ordering as needed to reduce costs, surveying alternative suppliers for cost reductions, adjusting hub-spoke networks as needed to reduce costs, etc...* Conduct root cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and define corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence. Review out of stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigations. Utilize exception reports to identify and correct potential out of stock issues* Responsible for overall master data maintenance in systems associated with supply planning such as lead times, transportation modes, sourcing information, safety stocks, etc....* The position will also include responsibility to mentor less experienced supply planner on supply chain concepts along with SAP functionality.* Conduct regular business and performance reviews with Demand Planning, Sales and Operations, including participation in S&OP processes.* Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize aged inventory and eventual write-offs* Review and update inputs monthly to calculate safety stocks and inventory targets* Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets* Converting purchase requisitions into purchase ordersDesired Skills and Experience:* Strong Excel skills required* 5-10 years of Supply Chain equivalent experience in distribution or related business environment.* Data manipulation - including graphs, pivots, vlookups, etc...* Formulas / Calculation capability - development of analytical models in Excel, solver, etc...* Knowledge of integrated planning software is required* Expertise with various ERP systems... For full info follow application link.Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.