Inventory Planner - Animal Nutrition

Date:  Feb 8, 2024
Location: 

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  71730
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.

Summary

Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness!

 

Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales, and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!

 

Be a part of a family company you can be proud of! Your journey starts now!

 

Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking an Inventory Planner to support our growing Animal Nutrition division in Salisbury, MDThe essential purpose of the AN Inventory Planner position is to manage and optimize inventory levels to support operational efficiency and meet business objectives. This involves coordinating the supply chain, analyzing inventory data for informed decision-making, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and maintaining compliance with quality standards. The role is pivotal in balancing demand and supply, driving process improvements, and responding swiftly to market changes to uphold customer satisfaction and competitive advantage

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inventory Management and Planning: Utilize forecasts to develop comprehensive storage and movement plans. This includes tracking FA/AA containers, updating ETAs, and ensuring efficient utilization of warehouse spacing. 
  • Order and Logistics Coordination: Enter inbound load orders in AgTech with cost accruals and collaborate with Logistics to determine rates, availability, and ETAs. This also includes processing the physical unloading of containers in AgTech. 
  • Financial and Contract Oversight: Handle monthly FA/AA warehouse storage billing, investigate out-of-scope payables, and monitor purchase contract performance, alerting procurement of any discrepancies.
  • Inventory Communication and Accuracy: Regularly update and publish warehouse inventory levels for the sales team, coordinate product-to-product transfer for accurate costing, and conduct monthly inventory reconciliation. 
  • Customer Service and Claims Management: Provide necessary support to the customer service team and coordinate with the claims department to minimize claim costs, ensuring efficient resolution and customer satisfaction. 

Minimum Education

  • Required: High School Graduate or GED
  • Preferred: BS Degree (AgriBusiness, Business, or Sales & Marketing) 

Experience Requirements

  • 3 -5 years of supply chain and/or warehouse inventory management 
  • Understanding of Sales and Marketing concepts 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Understanding of transportation modes and methodologies 
  • Understanding of standard software applications

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate-controlled office spaces.  Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from customer locations.  Able to use standard office equipment including telephones, computers, copiers, etc.  Able to move freely about plant and customer facilities.  May be exposed to external weather conditions to include rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (0 - 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), and noise (50db to 100db).    Able to lift to 50 pounds.  Occasional overnight travel may be required.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Salisbury