Mar 10, 2024

Integrated Supply Chain Planning Lead

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


An Integrated Supply Chain Planning Lead plays a pivotal role in ensuring a well-coordinated and efficient supply chain, which is crucial for meeting customer demands, reducing costs and improving overall business performance. They will be divisionally aligned with E2E planning visibility.


* Demand and Supply Coordination: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align demand forecasts with supply chain capabilities, ensuring products are available when needed while minimizing excess inventory.
* Process Optimization: Streamline and improve supply chain planning processes, including demand forecasting, inventory management, production planning and distribution.
* Data Analysis: Utilize data analytics tools and techniques to analyze historical data, market trends, and customer behavior to make informed decisions and optimize planning.
* Inventory Management: Partner with Inventory Manager to implement strategies to optimize inventory levels, reduce carrying costs, and improve product availability.
* Risk Management: Identify potential supply chain disruptions and develop contingency plans to mitigate risks, such as supplier issues, transportation delays, or natural disasters.
* Technology Integration: Evaluate and implement supply chain planning software and technologies to enhance visibility and efficiency.
* Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate closely with sales, marketing, production, procurement, and logistics teams to ensure alignment of goals and priorities.
* Establish a high-performance culture of accountability (clear targets and expectations), transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning. Identify opportunities and avenues for teams to learn and expand their skillset.
* Manage the development of the 21+ month forecast and demand plan at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons (operational and strategic).
* Promote objectivity for conflict resolution between Sales, Marketing and Demand Planning team during the consensus building process, prioritizing organizational goals over functional goals during consensus building process.
* Manage talent within the team and develop their competencies and career growth plan.
* Participate in industry, supply chain and technology forums and bring best practices around demand planning, industry trends and share lessons with the team.


* Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics or a related field (master's degree preferred)
* Extensive experience in supply chain planning and management
* Proficiency in supply chain planning software and data analytics tools
* Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills
* Knowledge of industry best practices and emerging trends in supply chain management

* Strategic Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate a team of supply chain professionals and drive process improvements.
* Data Analysis: Proficiency in using data analysis tools to make data-driven decisions.
* Strong Communication Skills
* Strategic thinker: The capacity to align supply chain planning with strategic objectives.
* Customer Focus: A commitment to meeting customer demand and delivering high levels of customer satisfaction.
* Communication: Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers.
* Risk management experience
* Industry Knowledge
* Supply Chain Software: Familiarity with supply chain planning and management software like SAP, Blue Yonder and other planning tools
* Continuous learning mindset
* Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions and supply chain disruptions.


In accordance with state law, the rate or range provided is Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, shift differential, and location.

Annual Range/Hourly Rate


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at [email protected] if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.




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