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Analyst Supply Planning

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The Hershey Company

Hershey, PA

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Analyst Supply Planning




Position Title: Supply Planning Analyst

Location: Hershey, PA


The purpose of the Supply Planning Analyst is to ensure the successful execution of the supply plan. This position will work closely with the Supply Planners to understand the goals of the supply plan and will work with distribution, third-party warehousing, customer service, the manufacturing facilities and others to provide direction on how best to accomplish the required tasks to service our customers and support the plan.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Shipment Execution Support - Manage the flow of product from facilities using appropriate planning tools for assigned facilities. Work with the third party operators to ensure that operational and shipping needs are achieved, understanding both the customer service needs for product as well as the third party’s operational constraints. Inform the supply planners of issues and work with distribution management and the third party to resolve issues.

Inventory Management - Manage and control finished goods inventories for assigned items. Reconcile daily product movements from the producing plants to ensure accurate ATP. Balance Inventory between the distribution network facilities and take corrective action when needed. Use the AGI system to monitor product and take action to reduce aged product in facilities. Provide disposition on items that have reached a critical ship date.

JDA system setup - Set up and maintain all JDA system settings for new and existing items and make necessary modifications to achieve desired business results.

Inventory Deployment - Evaluate product needs for assigned co-packing facilities and build efficient and timely loads of intermediate product both directly from plants and from distribution centers to support production schedules. Enter direct plant shipments from manufacturing facilities to regional distribution centers into the system and follow up to ensure they are shipped when planned.

Load Building - Support the building of loads in JDA either directly or in a backup role. Understand the JDA load building tool, load capacities, item attributes and how they influence load building. Understand how loads pass from JDA to SAP and Transportation Management.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

• Knowledge of Supply Chain Management Principles

• Strong teamwork skills, including the ability to train others

• Excellent communication skills

• Strong mathematical, analytical, and problem solving skills

• Strong general PC skills (MS suite of products)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain preferred. Other Business or Engineering degrees also considered, preferably with some level of course work related to Supply Chain Management or Logistics. APICS CPIM certification helpful.

Experience: Previous experience in a supply planning role helpful but not required.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER and ICE BREAKERS. Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as SCHARFFEN BERGER and DAGOBA through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.

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