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Nestle Sr Supply Planning Specialist in Solon, Ohio

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 will support the NUSA Team, reporting into the Demand and Supply Planning Manager.


  • 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.

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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at Nestlejobs.com