Planning & Logistics Manager

Job Reference Code: 0257

Location: MO

Salary: $90K-$115K

Last Updated: 08/21/17

Fast paced growing company is in search of a talented Planning & Logistics Manager.  Large flagship plant of an International CPG company.


  • BS/BA Degree in relevant Manufacturing/Engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Significant CPG and GDP experience within a Planning/Supply Chain environment with people management and budget control
  • Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment 
  • Positive, results driven and flexible to respond to ever changing priorities
  • Ability to manage multiple activities
  • Able to motivate and inspire others 
  • Plan and organize workloads to provide direction for the function
  • Effective working under pressure hitting targets, delivers on-time
  • Ability to analyze figures for problem solving / investigation work.
  • Strong improvement focus; constantly challenges the status quo to develop self and teams to perform to a higher level

This is a key role which forms part of the Site Leadership Team. Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Supply Director, the Planning and Logistics Manager has overall responsibility for planning, logistics and inventory management, ensuring ‘superior’ customer service and inventory management is delivered.

  • Provide and draw up strategic long-term plan of resource and space management (equipment & people) for the factory
  • Develop the team to ensure planning is seen as ‘world class’
  • Provide the team with technical support on planning, stock management & warehousing
  • Ensure consistency of practices and procedures across planning and logistics
  • Ensure Purchasing & QA understand planning constraints when selecting Suppliers
  • Optimize stocks level in DC with the customer logistic teamwork
  • Develop & promote JIT with Suppliers without jeopardizing cost, and quality
  • Ensure project transfers (suppliers to suppliers, suppliers, to in house, NPD, etc.) are delivered on time
  • Maintain a knowledge of legislative and safety issues in transport
  • Manage the logistics factory budget
  • Identify dispatch constraints and their consequences across the supply chain
  • Manage the logistic people including recruitment, development and career planning
  • Monitor and implement KPI’s which control and improve departmental performance



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