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Production Inventory Planner

Company: Champion Petfoods
Location: Auburn
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Champion Petfoods is expanding! We are 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 by working in our award-winning company --- we would love to hear from you.


This is an incredible opportunity to join our award-winning company and join our incredible Supply Chain team and have a paw in the process of creating the World---s Best Petfood. The Production Planner is responsible for planning of finished goods inventory & scheduling. In addition, the position is also responsible for being able to backfill other team members as needed.

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


  • Master schedule and plan 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.
  • 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; prefer experience from CPG industry.
    • Work experience in international purchasing preferred.
    • 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.

Keywords: Champion Petfoods, Clarksville , Production Inventory Planner, Professions , Auburn, Tennessee

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