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Planning Manager - Supply Chain

Date:  Sep 3, 2021

Dallas, TX, US, 75240

General Purpose

The Planning Manager provides leadership, strategic, and analytical support in the areas of product replenishment, transportation planning, product lifecycle, mid-term planning and system master data.  The Planning Manager closely collaborates with partners in Manufacturing, Warehouse, Commercialization, and Field Operations.  Will also interface and manage planning activities with 3rd party carriers and vendors. Oversee a team of planners and analysts supporting production scheduling, finished good purchases, product deployment, transportation plans, and master data.  Provide analytics to drive continuous improvement and root cause analysis. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage strategic logistics planning related to production scheduling, finished goods purchasing, product deployment, and transportation. Consider capabilities, capacity, and costs constraints in overall inventory and transportation plan. 
  • Work with functional partners and ensure in-stock, inventory working capital, and transportation goals are achieved. Ensure system master data is aligned to provide appropriate plan and is accurate. 
  • Responsible for determining how products will be sourced considering production capabilities, capacities and transportation costs. 
  • Provides reporting and analytical support in the areas of inventory management, specific customer supply chain support, and product supply policies. 
  • Manages new product introduction process by working Commercialization, Sales and Production centers teams to support the rollout of new products (introductions), promotional packaging, and holiday inventory planning.   
  • Assist with the development and enhancement of inventory forecasting and inventory management tools such as Day’s Supply, Low Inventory Reports, At-Risk/Over-Stock Products and Underperforming SKU’s. 
  • Lead continuous improvement activities/teams for forecasting, material planning and control, inventory management, and new product introduction initiatives. 
  • Develops and refines processes around product demand and supply. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, industrial engineering or related field, and/or equivalent level of work experience required. 
  • Planning/Sourcing system implementation, configuration, and improvements (Such as APO, Blue Yonder, Oracle, JDA) required
  • Must have 3-5 years direct work experience in supply planning, transportation, or related functions.
  • 1+ years supervisory or management experience required.  
  • Must be proficient with Excel/Access and SAP.  
  • Three to five years managing production planning, purchasing & scheduling , inventory allocation for multiple facilities preferred.  
  • Experience supporting multiple locations in the area of warehouse, transportation and/or other logistics functions preferred.  
  • APICS Certification a plus.  
  • Process Management experience or certification in Lean / Six- Sigma preferred.  
  • Must be willing to travel 10-25% of the time, depending on Business Unit geography. 

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth