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Director of Supply Planning

Date: Sep 29, 2018

Location: Emeryville, CA, US, 94608

Company: Glanbia

General Summary:

The role is accountable for ensuring that the order fulfillment performance (on-time, in full, and shipped per customer specifications) meet or exceed performance expectations for all products within the thinkThin brand portfolio, while effectively managing operating costs & cost of capital invested in inventory.


Key Responsibilites:

  • Develop and implement effective planning and procurement execution process across finished goods and raw materials.
  • Develop, implement & continuously improve the inventory strategy for all finished goods and raw materials, to include but not limited to:
    • Safety Stock Strategy (using APICs methodologies & calculations)
    • Stocking Strategy (including identifying what items should be stocked at which regional DC locations)
    • Production Strategy (including identifying which items should be made to order, made to stock based on forecast or made to stock based on min/max or kanban)
    • Item Classification (determine ABC classification for each. SKU)
  • Develop & publish necessary reporting for on-going management of service performance and inventory turns.
  • Develop & communicate key performance metrics, including formal performance score card for all sites (DC’s and Co-mfg).
  • Manage day to day execution to ensure seamless order flow & execution for third party logistics and transportation providers.
  • Manage supplier relationships across all third party logistics, transportation, co-mfg and raw material providers in order to meet service and cost performance targets.
  • Lead the identification of root cause analysis & development / completion of corrective action planning for any performance deficiencies.
  • Lead the project planning and execution of initiatives related to co-mfg selection and/or new product trials; related to new logistics and transportation RFP’s/implementation of new supply partners.
  • Analyze and identify cost savings opportunities across production, procurement and logistics / transportation.
  • Conducts one’s self with the highest regard to ethics.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of shipping and warehouse procedures and regulations required for domestic and international trade.
  • Knowledge of planning and inventory strategies & execution and related best practice methodologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to positively interact with people in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to continuously changing environments.
  • Ability to influence and coach / develop team members and vendor partners.
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and willingness to perform tactical execution.
  • Ability to analyze data and identify root causes.
  • Proven ability to develop strategic plans and manage implementation & execution



  • Min. Bachelors Degree required.
  • 10+ year experience in supply operations, supply planning, and logistics.
  • Experience with WMS or ERP systems.
  • Experience in domestic and international distribution.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially word and excel)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.)

Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)


Lifting Demands:

Lift up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis floor to waist

Carry up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 25 feet.


Postural Demands:

Sitting - Occasional

Standing - Continuous

Walking - Continuous

             Bending/stooping - Occasional


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland