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Supply Chain Planner

Company: Champion Petfoods
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

Champion Petfoods is excited to announce that we are looking for a Production Planner to join our rapidly growing company. With thirty years of growth in the global pet food sector, our ORIJEN and ACANA brands define our vision of being ‘The Global Leader in Advancing Premium Food for Pets.’ If you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success – we would love to hear from you.


This is an incredible opportunity to join our award-winning company and become an integral member of our Supply Chain team. The Production Planner is responsible for planning of finished goods inventory & scheduling. This key role works in unison with essential suppliers to ensure premium products are secured and delivered timely and meet Champion’s high-quality standards.

The Production Planner works out of our state-of-the-art production facility in Auburn, KY and reports to the Supply Chain Manager.


  • Plan production for all finished goods for the Auburn production facility.
  • Responsible for the procurement of all packaging associated with finished goods.
  • Facilitate weekly meetings with the operations teams to review and/or amend the supply plan for the production schedule.
  • Supply chain management support, including assisting in implementing process improvements and assisting in planning, organizing, and evaluating supply chain activities.
  • Act as the liaison between the corporate Demand Planner and Commercial Services department and communicate any supply issues.
  • Assisting in analyzing inventory needs based on sales trends, inventory levels and supply/demand analysis
  • Must be capable of rough-cut capacity planning.
  • Maintain and update item master data as needed.
  • Working with customer service groups and providing updates to internal customers.
  • Maintain awareness of internal and external factors impacting supply chain and assist in making alternate arrangements in the event of shortages, overages, or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain/Operations Management or related field.
  • CPIM or CSSP certification preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Supply Chain role; experience from CPG industry a plus
  • Experience and application of MRP & ERP software systems.
  • High level of MS Excel application and some SQL understanding.
  • Demonstrated understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Demonstrated work experience of successful JIT (Just-in-Time) management.
  • Proficient mathematical skills with ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and averages required.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners.
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team and independently.
  • Ongoing training to keep up to date on regulations and software used.
  • Some travel may be required.

What Champion offers
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits start Day 1
  • Two weeks’ vacation
    1. Third week of vacation on anniversary hire date
    2. Fourth week of vacation on 5-year anniversary date
  • Four weeks paid parental leave
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Company match 401k
  • 11-paid holidays
  • Monthly premium pet food allowance
  • Uniforms, safety footwear and PPE provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Climate Controlled, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility

Keywords: Champion Petfoods, Bowling Green , Supply Chain Planner, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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