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Supply Planner


Supply Chain

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Plano, Texas

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Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently seeking a Supply Planner to join the Supply Planning Team. 
The supply planning team is accountable for ensuring supply continuity for the +$7B in critical Yum! Brand food and packaging components which support 16,000+ restaurants and $20B in revenue across Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell in the United States.
This position will engage with a broad set of teams to plan and execute inventory strategies that assure supply across both promotional and base business, as well as resolve supply disruptions. Responsibility will encompass approximately:
•  One hundred Food and Packaging Items ($750M-1B Annual Spend)
•  25 Supplier, plant, and/or item specification transitions annually
Essential Functions 
For all items assigned:
•  Assure supply across core and promotional sales, leveraging technology systems (Blue Yonder) to create and 
   execute supply plans and adjust fulfillment forecasts as needed. 
   o  Collaborate with suppliers, distributors + redistributors, internal procurement team, and concept hub teams 
      to ensure consensus understanding, preparedness, and execution.
   o  Maximize supply flexibility while minimizing cost implications and risk of obsolescence.
   o  Monitor and account for capacity utilization; mitigate risk of product expiration; maintain network
      inventory targets; resolve fulfillment plan inaccuracies.
•  Accountable to communicate and provide ongoing updates to internal procurement team, hub program management
   teams, and leadership in a timely fashion. 
•  Identify near- and long-term core supply capacity risks; evaluate demand and supply scenarios, develop
   contingencies, and execute mitigation efforts.
•  Coordinate supply for core product tests, onboarding/closure of production facilities, new lines at existing
   facilities, new product specifications and value creation initiatives.
•  Participate in continuous improvement and process optimization efforts for supply optimization and technology
   systems (Blue Yonder)
•  Other duties as assigned by management.
Key Contacts/Interfaces
•  Suppliers
•  Procurement Teams
•  Program Management Teams in Yum! Brand Hubs
•  Commodity Risk Management Team
•  Distributors and Redistributors
•  Cross-functional brand groups (Operations, Marketing, Product Development, Quality Assurance, and Finance)
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
•  Minimum of 5 years of Business experience, including two or more years of experience in Supply/Fulfillment 
   Planning, Sales & Operations, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Distribution, or Inventory Management. 
•  Prefer experience coordinating a supplier base or product distribution, especially as related to food and/or
•  Bachelor’s degree required. Prefer a major in Supply Chain or Supply Management. 
•   Prefer APICS CPIM certification, Six Sigma Green Belt, or ISM CPSM certification. 
•  Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and attention-to-detail.
•  Problem Identification and resolution.
•  Process Orientation (leverage, design, and continuous improvement)
•  Technical aptitude.
•  Data Analysist (system-based and ad-hoc).
•  Teamwork (cooperation, collaboration, and trust in positive intention)
•  Coachable (receive and leverage feedback)
•  Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
•  Strong understanding of the supply chain processes including manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
•  Presentation skills geared at the Director/VP levels.
•  Strong computer skills: Microsoft Excel (extremely comfortable modeling, analyzing, and manipulating data),
   PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. 
•  Prefer experience with Blue Yonder Fulfillment Module or experience with another enterprise supply chain 
   planning solution (ie: Oracle, SAP, Logility)
HYBRID - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote

This position is located in Plano, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.