Sr. Import Supply Planning Specialist
  • Arlington, United States
  • +41 21 924 1111
16 Jan 2022
Food Processing
Logistics & Supply Chain
2-4 Years
Job Description

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.


This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary

The Supply Planner, Inter-Market is responsible for planning the exports of Nestlé USA products to export (Nestlé affiliate) markets such as Canada, Caribbean, and other countries in Latin America/Asia/Africa. Weekly planning of supply to maintain inventory between agreed minimum and maximum targets, through close liaison with the Supply Planning Managers and the export countries. 



 Develop 78-week master production schedule on a weekly basis that achieves targeted inventory and service levels.

 Monitor APO alerts to identify potential inventory problems through all planning horizons and coordinate efforts to resolve.

 Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain on the tactical execution of the production plan. 

 Develop and maintain SAP/APO Master Data, which includes materials, resources, shift definitions, and the like.

 Collaborate with Factory Supply Chain to ensure alignment of planning parameters with factory- level constraints. 

 Coordinate and facilitate the Weekly Operations Demand/Supply and Production Reviews as well as the Monthly

 Production Review; act as Process Owner of these meetings to ensure the process is an integral part of the planning and

 control process. 

 Continuously work to align with Manufacturing on the operating conditions of the factory (ies), including calendar and

 performance assumptions. Offer suggestions and seek commitment to best meet Customer demand, ensuring high

 Customer Service and Freshness, while minimizing cost. 

 Participate in the development of integrated budgets; responsible for the alignment of demand plans, master schedules,

 factory schedules, and purchasing programs. 

 Make necessary adjustments to short-term and intermediate schedules on a daily basis, reacting to market demands. 

 Participate in and/or represent department in divisional task force workgroups. 

 Develop and lead short term projects related to capacity studies, cost savings initiatives, and other Ensure Supply

 objectives related to supply planning. 

 Create and maintain reporting to all levels of the organization that summarizes inventory levels, capacity, service level

 and all related issues that support these key performance indicators. 

 Work with and through the Purchasing group to resolve scheduling constraints and raw material availability to support

 current manufacturing plans. 

 Communicate and work closely with all Supply Chain groups in order to support Sales & Marketing objectives.


 Bachelor's degree, preferably in a Supply Chain Management field, Industrial Engineering or Business related field 


 Minimum of 4 years production planning and/or supply chain experience 


 Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills 

 Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel software 

 Demonstrated expertise in SAP is preferred, but not mandatory 

 Demonstrated ability to influence without authority and manage key stakeholders 

 Able to work in an empowered team environment 

 Must have excellent analytical and decision-making skills. 

 Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. 


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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship. 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139

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