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Perdue Farms, Inc. Supply Planner in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Develop and maintain the Master Production Schedule (daily and/or weekly) for selected plants and species. The Supply Planner is responsible for utilizing Company resources efficiently and filling customer orders.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Creates and maintains the optimum Master Production Schedule. These plans must meet both the short and long term goals.

  2. Creates and maintains the optimum inventory profile to ensure fulfillment of customer requirements, taking into account forecast accuracy, schedule compliance and production smoothing requirements.

  3. Reviews forecast with Demand Planning to review issues such as product mix or capacity constraints. Examples would be identification of excess product in the future or feature requirements exceeding capacity at the default plant and assignment of volume to alternate facilities. Supply Planners will assign the default plant to new customers after reviewing the full impact of the additional volume

  4. Works as part of the Sales and Operations Planning team to review the forward plan and past performance. This will also involve a constant dialogue with respective plants, Demand Planning, Order Management and Distribution.

  5. Constantly monitors and reviews the supply models in Manugistics and Excel, including all the automatic, overnight processes and interfaces to and from SAP. Daily exception reports will be produced both systems exceptions where parameters are missing and process exceptions, for example where supply may not meet demand or stock is low.

  6. Monitors exceptions on a daily basis and communicate with Order Management as to the most effective solution; advise of any modifications to the supply plan and options for utilizing inventory.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree

Experience Requirements

3 -5 years related work experience or in the absence of a Bachelors degree, total experience equals 12 years. Must have above average numerate and analytical skills. Should have good working knowledge of Supply Chain and SAP as it relates to inventory and the master production schedule. Sound business and industry experience essential. Requires good computer skills including experience in the Microsoft Office Suite and an understanding of how data is passed between systems. Must be able to travel overnight to customer/vendor locations and/or plant locations.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.

  2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

  5. When in a plant environment:

• Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

• May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

• May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

• May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

• May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

• Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.