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Supply Chain Planner

Saint Paul, MN

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Supply Chain Planner

Saint Paul
Job #714791318
The Supply Chain Planner is a highly skilled supply chain professional. Their main responsibility is to provide an uninterrupted flow of materials for their assigned products while optimizing total supply chain costs and fulfillment targets. The Supply Chain Planner will have knowledge of their assigned products and vendor base. Through financial analysis, they will be able to evaluate purchase decisions against total supply chain costs. The Supply Chain Planner will manage inventories and lead times using SAP tools and statistical techniques.
Responsible for optimizing inventory levels and fill rates across the Patterson distribution network so that service level targets are met
Establish and maintain appropriate target stock levels, safety stock, and surge stock levels using SAP and statistical inventory management tools and techniques
Utilize product forecasts, SAP models and tools. Communicate forecasts to vendors as needed
Actively review and manage lead times with the goal to reduce them
Analyze Total Supply Chain costs with the goal to maximize working capital. Example analysis would be: deals, promotions, forward buys, free goods, percentage invoice discounts, etc.
Be involved in process improvement efforts across the supply chain
Responsible for managing the excess (overstock) and obsolete process for assigned products. Identify and communicate obsolescence reserve requirements to the Supply Chain Specialist for disposition, returns and/or disposal. Coordinate disposition, returns, and disposal
Coordinate Vendor product recalls with all functional groups
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, industrial engineering or related field
4 years purchasing and planning experience in related industry including:
Material planning and forecasting using ERP tools preferably SAP
Inventory Management experience, including excess and obsolete management
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work and influence others from different functional areas and levels within and outside the organization
Excellent organizational, decision making and analytical skills
Strong math skills with an understanding of statistics
Knowledge of process improvement tools and techniques (lean, 6 sigma etc.)
Proficiency in MS Office - (Word, Excel, Power Point Etc.)
Master’s degree
Knowledge of and/or experience in a Fortune 500 Distribution/ Logistics environment
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# of Openings
Position Category
Purchasing - Procurement
Patterson Dental Holdings (PDSI Corporate)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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