Supply Chain Analyst, Grocery at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Retail 6 days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:
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Supply Chain Analyst, GroceryPosition Summary

Primary Purpose

This position provides critical analytical support to the Ferrara Candy Company Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process, enabling attainment of target service levels while achieving target inventory objectives.

Major Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Collaborates with directors, managers, and planners to create monthly S&OP package for supply meetings.
  • Investigates supply problems and develops solutions to ensure production can deliver customer demand on-time and in-full.
  • Creates, develops and maintains item-level inventory policies, as well as facilitates cross-functional team meetings in effort to meet inventory goals.
  • Develops periodic performance reports and distributes them to stakeholders.
  • Determines appropriate product sourcing with understanding of cost/service trade-offs.
  • Monitors and evaluates production recording to improve and ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Develops inventory valuation reports and weeks of supply reports.
  • Leads the development in establishing inventory stratification and inventory goals.
  • Develops and leads monthly inventory reviews across all inventory types. Reviews include publication of metrics, root cause identification of gaps to targets and action planning to close gaps.
  • Identifies productivity initiatives.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish business goals.
  • Performs other projects as assigned.
  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.
  • Understands and demonstrates the Company's core values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel may be required.

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Detail oriented self-starter and comfortable taking initiative, as well as capable of producing high quality results on a sustainable basis.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, written, oral and interpersonal are required.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Logistics, Finance or Business Administration, or combination of education and equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel/Access, PowerPoint are required, including management of complex data sets.
  • Familiarity with SAP software and Business Warehouse/Business Intelligence systems preferred.
  • Experience working in key supply chain areas like demand, supply, capacity, inventory, and distribution is preferred.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.