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Director, Consumer - Integrated Business Planning (Supply and Demand Planning) at The J. M. Smucker Company

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Type: Full Time
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Pillsbury , R.W. Knudsen Family , Hungry Jack , Caf Bustelo , Martha White , truRoots , Sahale Snacks , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix , Milk- Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and 9Lives . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit


Director Integrated Business Planning (Supply & Demand Planning)


Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)


Senior Director Integrated Business Planning (Supply & Demand Planning)


This individual will be responsible for the development of demand, supply, inventory, and production plans for Consumer US based business within the JM Smucker Company, both Operation sites and Co-Manufacturer. This role is highly cross functional and will partner closely with Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and other Supply Chain functions in managing the planning and execution of the business.



* Responsible for the strategic development of the integrated planning process which will drive optimal customer service and profitability

* Identify and implement industry best practices in demand planning, supply planning, deployment planning and inventory management to drive efficiency and operational effectiveness

* Safety and Cycle Stock targets

* Sales and Operation Planning

* Manage integrated planning quality, cost and performance over the short and long term while appropriately managing risk

* Integrate Centralized planning for Consumer Sites and Consumer Co-manufacturers

* Long Range Rough Cut Capacity Planning by pack form/Asset

* Ensure that company objectives of case fill, inventory turns and product obsolescence are achieved


* Partner with Sales and Marketing teams to create annual and seasonal inventory plans that enable the realization of budget and support product strategies

* C-Tool Integrated planning process

* BCP (Business Continuity Plans) for targeted Consumer supply chains

* Partner with operations personnel at the corporate and plant level to develop capabilities and plans that deliver service at best cost and lowest cash

* C:D ratio targets - demonstrated Rates with Consumer Plants

* Support Supply expansion projects specifically at Longmont, CO

* Partner with Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, VMI analyst on Sales Volume Forecasting for all key customer accounts

* Cross functional Monthly Key Customer calls

* S&OP process with Marketing and Operations

* Maintain operational integrity, open communication channels and resolve issues effectively and promptly

* Partner with the IS team to identify system enhancements in demand, supply, deployment and inventory planning in support of delivery of corporate objectives

* Influence key business partners in Sales, Marketing and Operations in support of improvements to systems and process


* Develop, coach and mentor key talent to build a world class integrated planning organization

* Responsible to continue building technical capability within the organization



* Bachelor s Degree required. MBA and APICS certification a plus.


* 10+ years of related experience

* Preference for Operation experience, project management and change management experience

* Advanced experience in integrated business planning, ideally in a multi brand, multi category, multi-channel environment.

* Experience leading an S&OP process

* Experience in preparing master schedules for large and diverse SKU mixes at multiple production locations

* Experience managing inventory levels and their components of safety, cycle and transit stock


* Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills a must

* Requires strong skills in spreadsheet, database management and forecasting/inventory management experience

* Experience managing others and building teams with continuous improvement mindset to execute goals and deliver results

* Undisputed integrity, personal, and business ethics; ability to build trust and respect with different stakeholder groups

* Ability to manage direct and indirect staff in a consensus-driven, fast-paced, changing environment

* Ability to travel 20% of the time