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Supply Planner

Requisition ID 21503
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The Supply Planner will be responsible for the planning and management of inventory levels in a way that is effective in meeting customer service levels whilst taking into account overall supply chain efficiencies and working capital targets. Be required to work with internal & external stakeholders to ensure timely availability of inventory for manufactured and imported/locally traded finished goods to meet customer demand nationally and to support the Supply Planning Manager in monitoring performance of the relevant key performance indicators and developing action plans with key parties to ensure performance targets are met.

Key responsibilities

  • Inventory and/or Capacity Planning across the medium/long term planning horizon to meet customer demand (this can include Production Scheduling activities for some) at least operating & inventory cost
  • Active participation in SOP process, via the Monthly Supply Review Meeting & supporting processes
  • Ensure system tools are fully utilised to allow optimization of capacity planning & supply/inventory planning activities
  • In conjunction with Supply Chain Manager conduct ongoing analysis of inventory and replenishment parameters to ensure improved working capital performance;
  • Coordinate re-balancing of inventory where required
  • Identification and reduction of SLOB stock
  • Data Analysis and Reporting by establishing and/or maintenance of reporting mechanisms which provide analysis of:
  • Inventory coverage, value, turns
  • Obsolete/slow moving
  • Stock write off vs provisions
  • Performance to Production Plan
  • Provide input into key measures as required i.e. reasons for OTIF failures etc
  • SAP Planning Super User/Expert for the Kerry Lonsdale Site

Qualifications and skills

  • Solid understanding of basic supply chain theory coupled with hands on inventory / materials planning experience
  • Strong Analytical and Data management Experience
  • Intermediate to Advanced ERP knowledge, SAP experience is essential
  • Must have a strong business understanding and insight

Competencies required


  • Strong Analytical, Planning, Influencing & Negotiation Skills
  • A good communicator who can build strong relationships and is able to challenge the process to strive for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that exemplify professionalism in both internal and external environments and enables effective ways of working with people from different functions and levels
  • Motivated with a drive to succeed in a demanding and challenging working environment
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to tackle complex issues and work to tight deadlines to achieve desired outcomes

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here.

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