Inventory Planner

Battle Creek, MI

Do you enjoy working with inventory and setting the pace for production schedules? As an Inventory Planner at our corporate headquarters, you will develop production and distribution plans to maintain the optimal divisional and location inventory levels. You’ll also solve for product shortages and collaborate with supply chain partners to drive results – It’s about having an owner’s mindset.  

 

As a part of the great community at Kellogg Company, you will have the opportunity to be involved in much more than your day-to-day responsibilities. Our culture is full of fun, flexibility and teams that play to win! Our purpose is creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands. Are you ready to leave your footprint (Or, as Tony would say, “pawprint”) with an industry leader? 

 

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING 

  • Set the Pace - Developing short term production schedules across assigned Kellogg facilities and co-manufacturers
  • Fresh Thinking - Managing production and inventory to balance capacity constraints, while also resolving critical product shortage issues  
  • Take a New Angle - Communicating exceptions to production plans and reviewing remediation plans with key individuals
  • Tools for Success - Maintaining planning system parameters (e.g., location of safety stock, economic production quantities, minimum run quantities, transit times, process capacity, packing capacity, shipping constraints, inventory constraints)
  • Drive Efficiency - Monitoring the age of product to minimize write-offs and institute steps to remedy problems and performing capacity analyses
  • Collaborate to Win - Providing timely updates and analysis to Supply Chain partners to identify scenario planning opportunities

 

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • High School diploma/GED with significant relevant experience
  • Understanding of the supply/demand planning business drivers, organization structures and key metrics
  • Proficiency working with SAP or similar database application technology
  • Excellent proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Access or similar software
  • Very strong communication skills are essential, and expertise in Microsoft Excel and data manipulation are also critical. 

 

WHAT’S NEXT

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter – not a bot. This means it could take us a little while to get back with you so watch your inbox for updates. In the meantime, visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and how to best prepare for a Kellogg interview.

 

If we can help you with a reasonable accommodation throughout the application or hiring process, please USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com.


This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellogg’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.

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