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Inventory Planning Manager

Burlington, Massachusetts Job ID 97670 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time
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The Inventory Planning Manager will be responsible for overseeing and balancing all domestic Hardgoods inventory within our US based Distribution Centers, so that customer orders are met and filled in full at the individual plant level.    This role will also lead the coordination, compilation, and evaluation of related Hardgoods Inventory requests as it pertains to the evolving needs of the Coffee Business Unit.  Responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic Inventory initiatives to deliver Hardgoods supply chain performance to our Coffee Business Unit.  This role will drive Inventory optimization results in all aspects, including network rebalancing, blocked/dead stock disposition, EOL management, allocation support, and productivity.  This leader will work cross functionally with Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Finance, Commercial, Marketing, Sales, and Transportation teams to ensure the Coffee Business Units strategic initiatives are met.

What you will do:

  • Review and manage DC inventory and balance accordingly based on plant level requirements. 
  • Actively review Blocked/Dead stock and partner with cross functional teams to align on resolution.
  • Coordinate Inventory project requests and partner with DC leads on execution. 
  • Ensures operational execution of new product launches and existing material transitions, to ensure Inventory is adequately positioned to support customer demand.   
  • Partner with internal customers such as supply planning, demand planning, and logistics to collaborate on a inventory optimization objectives.
  • Track and improve overall hardgoods inventory footprint, with a focus on reducing slow/nonmoving material.
  • Resolve conflict/provide solutions by exercising high levels of influencing, negotiation, and communication skills.  Be proactive and address issues when they show.
  • Work with Supply Chain functions to establish process improvement programs.
  • Provide input to the S&OP supply meeting and actively participate throughout the monthly S&OP cycle.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for all Hard Goods Inventory topics across cross-functional teams.
  • Provide system and process training to other key members in organization.

What you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, Statistics, Accounting, Mathematics or similar analytical degree; MBA or MPA degree preferred
  • 5-7 years’ progressive leadership experience within supply chain with direct experience in inventory management.  
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships, both externally and internally.
  • Excellent communication skills, and Executive level presentation competency.
  • Ability to be flexible and drive for results, even when all the requirements have not been defined.
  • Proven experiences with successfully implementing best in class inventory optimization objectives.
  • Strong deductive reasoning, statistical analysis, mathematical and communication skills.
  • Ability to occasionally travel; work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Experience in SAP is highly desirable. 

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, Statistics, Accounting, Mathematics or similar analytical degree; MBA or MPA degree preferred
  • 5-7 years’ progressive leadership experience within supply chain with direct experience in inventory management.  
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships, both externally and internally.
  • Excellent communication skills, and Executive level presentation competency.
  • Ability to be flexible and drive for results, even when all the requirements have not been defined.
  • Proven experiences with successfully implementing best in class inventory optimization objectives.
  • Strong deductive reasoning, statistical analysis, mathematical and communication skills.
  • Ability to occasionally travel; work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Experience in SAP is highly desirable. 

 

 

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
 
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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