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9694 - Supply Planning Systems Manager

Pros2Plan, a Spinnaker Company is now hiring for a Supply Planning Systems Manager.

Location: Smithfield, VA

Duration: Full-Time

Bill Rate: Open

Travel Required:Yes
Location:Smithfield, VA
Position Type:Full Time
Desired Education Level:BS

The primary responsibilities of the Supply Planning Systems Manager are to lead the strategy, design, testing, rollout and performance monitoring for support of Smithfield Supply Planning systems. This role is critical in the rollout of new functionality and enhancements of existing tools and functionality which support supply planning. This includes but is not limited to: SAP, Logility Planning Solutions, A4O, BW/BI, Excel, etc.  The Supply Planning Systems Manager is responsible for all projects that involve Supply Planning tool functionality, support of migrating users to new tools, process management creation, and troubleshooting existing issues. This role is also responsible for playing the role as super user for supply planning, reporting and deployment. The role understands master data as it relates to MPS, DRP and deployment planning. Additionally, this role supports ad-hoc business analytics and reporting to identify trends and support our S&OP process.


Drive the systems strategy and communication with IT Business Partner by interpreting business rules and requirements to IT for implementation

  • Update business users on new functionality design & rollout of supply planning tools
  • Coordinate Testing and Training within the business
  • Work with users to manage system setting impacting system performance and/or data output
  • Have basic understanding of manufacture and supply planning process
  • Project Planning
  • Global Capacity tool management
  • Monitors and supports as Super User to the following functions: Supply Planning Department, Inventory Co-coordinators and Supply Chain Analysts
  • Supports business reporting and advanced analytics through creation and deployment of Daily Dashboards, Supply Trackers, Global Capacity managements and MS Excel / Power BI / Other
  • Implement process re-design and enhancements that promote efficiency and information transparency based on current system
  • Acts as communication focal point for all systems related topics within Supply Planning
  • Support special projects as directed
  • Supply Chain Risk Assessments
  • Statistical Safety Stock / Product Segmentation
  • Special Ad-hoc projects

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and minimum 5 year’s related experience and/or training, required.
  • Greenbelt and APICS certified, desired.
  • SAP experience (SD/PP/MM) or equivalent experience, required.
  • Previous experience with a consumer packaged goods industry, preferred.
  • Proven results with building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Ability to gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Is able to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Background and understanding of supply chain management principles such as Production Planning, Purchasing, Forecasting, and Logistics.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, written and verbal communication and presentation skills to working level as well as executive levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective relationship management with internal & external business partners / customers
  • Computer skills/ability to work with various software packages. Strong knowledge of SAP & Logility required.
  • High competency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Knowledge of consumer goods production, operations and industry practices

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role has no supervisory duties.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.