Dole Packaged Foods

  • Senior Supply Chain Analyst (Planning)

    Job Location US-CA-Westlake Village
    Logistics/Supply Chain
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Planning Analyst is the operational lead working in conjunction with Sales Strategy to develop, maintain and optimize the forecast in support of all aspects of inventory, service levels, manufacturing, distribution and sales planning.


    • Develops reports and provides analysis to Operations and Sales Strategy teams to understand what is happening in sales (over/under sales, trends, etc.), identify the root cause of the change and work with Sales Strategy to provide and implement corrective actions to minimize customer or financial impact.
    • Leverage expertise in demand planning on all new items planning, including forecasting, W/H splits, model creation, BOM development,
    • Supports new co-packer processes for suppliers, including raw material management, payment, PO creation, and inventory reconciliation, and other duties as needed.
    • Manage U.S. forward warehouse inventory levels of products by ordering product from worldwide production facilities to meet agreed upon target weeks of supply and avoids stock-outs, excess inventory, obsolete produce, and unnecessary expenditures.
    • Acts as liaison between production and Sales and Marketing by providing timely and accurate analysis, reports, information, and expert supply chain knowledge.
    • Daily communications with Asian production facilities and Central Logistics office in Philippines.
    • Tracking of orders and actual shipments.
    • Utilizes, to a minimal extent as possible, warehouse transfers to avoid warehouse stock-outs.
    • Tracking, analysis, and reporting of slow moving and obsolete products to minimize dumps.
    • Long range planning.
    • Takes initiative to analyze and avoid or resolve issues directly with Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, and the production facilities.
    • Provides forward looking analysis to support Sales/Marketing and customer driven initiatives.
    • Contributes to supply meetings with Sales/Marketing and Senior Management with supply updates and expert knowledge.
    • Attends and contributes his/her analysis to forecast updates and works with Sales/Marketing to ensure forecast is accurately reflected in systems.
    • Creates reports, models, and works on systems (i2, SAP) to improve communications, analyses, efficiency, and accuracy.
    • Takes initiative to minimize days of cover without lowering order fill rates.
    • New product development supply chain input, analysis, and tracking.
    • Special projects to improve efficiency, save money, etc.
    • Interact with all levels of management.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Strong knowledge of supply chain management: APICS CPIM Certification preferred.
    • Work experience (4 years) in related supply chain management field.
    • Prior experience and/or interaction with manufacturing preferred.
    • Ability to interact professionally and closely within multi-cultural company.
    • Ability to manage relationships with Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, production as well as within Logistics.
    • Prior management experience desirable (people and/or project).
    • Skilled used of Microsoft Office products required.
    • Experience with i2, SAP systems and Showcase reports helpful; understanding of DRP systems preferred.


    • Excellent communicator with ability to interact with all levels of management and personnel.
    • Show initiatives and is proactive and decisive.
    • Flexible team player and willing to put in extra effort and time as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Master’s degree a plus


    • Ability to sit and use a computer for extended periods of time; ability to answer phones, and utilize a variety of office equipment. Ability to lift a minimum of 15 lbs. and reach overhead.


    • Occasional travel may be required.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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