Distribution Supply Planner

Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The Distribution Supply Planner will be responsible for processing order updates and communication to the planners within the Bottler and Minute Maid Network. Duties include verifying inventory against planned orders and current production schedule. Interpretation of production schedules to determine inventory destinations (storage vs. sales orders).  Operations include competent operation of D365 and logistics web portals, completion of necessary paperwork in a clear accurate manner, managing TOTS across product families. Work closely with shipping coordinators to call out any potential shortages ahead of time to mitigate additional charges when product is not available.

responsibilities:

  • Responsible for auditing the daily outgoing shipments which consists of: Making sure inventory is available for scheduled outbound loads and calling out any potential risks and reaching out to customers for resolution.
  • Ensure production schedule is current in order to schedule transportation based on material produced.
  • Report out all OOS situations with supervisor to determine best course of action/communication.
  • Have the ability to work from home in the event that rescheduling of freight is required.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs: Create/data entry into Excel spreadsheets.
  • Be Audit Ready: Workspace must be clean and organized. Documentation must be accurate and filed accordingly.
  • Work with Quality Assurance team on product releases, follow up on deviation holds, and any necessary re-work.
  • Assist in cleaning up Finished Good inventory variances.
  • Report violations of company policies, procedures, and working rules to Warehouse and Materials Managers.
  • Follow all safety and working rules.
  • Work closely with accounts payable to make sure orders are fulfilled and completed for month end.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or combination of education and professional experience required.
  • 3+ years of related experience required.
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot problems and be persistent until a highly repairable solution is found.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment.
  • Must be able to effectively compare inventory to outbound scheduled loads.
  • Must be able to interpret production schedules and plan based on volume and transit times.
  • Must be able to represent Fairlife in a professional manner when speaking with customers and suppliers.
  • Treat everyone with respect and fairness
  • Ability to lead teams successfully towards common goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership and/or team development experience a plus
  • Experience influencing leaders and cross-functional partners
  • Excellent math and statistical skills
  • Strong planning and scheduling ability

 

food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.

position location: Coopersville, MI

reports to: Customer Service Supervisor

travel requirements: Less than 5%

exempt/nonexempt: Exempt

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

 

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Supervisor
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]