Planner II

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Fort Worth, TX, US, 75227, 761

Req ID: 168579 

Job Location: Dallas / Fort Worth
Work days/Shift Hours – if applicablicable: Monday - Friday / 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
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General Purpose

This role will be responsible for daily tactical operations within DSD Planning across multiple functions.  These functions consist of Vend Planning, Distribution Planning, Merchandising Planning, and Sales & Logistics Planning.  This role will be responsible for executing the strategic operational plans that have been created to support the market strategy across each function.  The Planner II position will need to ensure consistent execution of routes and schedules by partnering with the leadership team at DC’s.  This individual must display a highly collaborative skill set in working cross functionally across DSD Planning in the following areas:  

Position can potentially engage with driver – VP level personnel at up to 10 distribution centers across the Market Unit.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Execute the core capabilities of vending planning and deliver high performing results 

Perform regular audits and strategic analysis of data integrity, planning session quality, and process compliance to support effective and efficient distribution planning. 

Lead, implement, and successfully execute projects that transform and continuously improve the Distribution Planning function. 

Provide effective training for Distribution Planning team members, confirming the knowledge transfer has taken place and is being successfully executed. 

Develop, communicate, and ensure successful execution of action plans which support our strategic partnership with Field Operations teams. 

Actively participate in the development, implementation, validation and adherence to standard processes. 

Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and develop and execute solutions to achieve company goals 

Collaborate and communicate plans that support strategic plans with the field, and enable profitable growth through planning of effective and efficient fills and routes 

Distribution Planning: 

  • Provide coverage for the Distribution Planning Center as necessary. 
  • Support Distribution Planning Supervisor to build the Core Capabilities of their individual team members. 

Vend Planning: 

  • Build plans that align strategic goals and operational needs each and every day, delivering positive business results 
  • Expert on the end to end Vending Planning systems to ensure data accuracy and optimal use of the applications 
  • Tactically identify opportunities for improvement (i.e. data integrity, short fills, space to sales, etc…) 

Merchandising Planning: 

  • Collaborate and communicate weekly schedules that support strategic plans with business partners, and enable profitable growth of merchandising through optimal utilization of labor. 
  • Expert on the end to end Merchandising Planning routines and systems to ensure data accuracy and optimal use of the applications. 

Sales & Logistics Planning: 

  • Create and maintain MDM tactical plans that align strategic goals and operational needs, delivering business results 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Bachelors degree preferred. 
  • APICS certifications preferred 


  • Minimum of 1 year of planning responsibilities  
  • Must have strong analytical skills and have the ability to work with Mathematical concepts. 
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft office, Access, Excel, Power-point) advanced to proficient level of expertise, preferred. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience in working in a client service environment, preferred 
  • Understanding of operational excellence principles, tools, and methodologies, preferred 

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.