Job ID 2020-16893

Non Perish Replenishment Planner


Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement

1300 GEZON PKWY SW WYOMING, MI 49509-9300


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 As a Food Service Distributor, we HAVE to get the Supply Chain right!

From beginning to end, we seek process excellence that can differentiate Gordon Food Service in the customer experience.  From the demand forecasting on the front end of the Supply Chain through product purchase, end-to-end inventory optimization, warehouse management, and logistics, our Supply Chain teams optimize our investment in inventory while getting our customers what they want, on time, and where it needs to be.  It's no small feat to distribute products from over 3,500 suppliers through 24 distribution centers and over 170 retail stores.  But we take pride in doing it every day, and doing it well!  


The balance of inventory availability and inventory turns is the challenge of the Replenishment Planner! The Replenishment Planner has assigned responsibility for categories of product and specific distribution centers. They serve as the primary supplier contact for inventory and supplier related business needs. Apply to be considered in our talent pool for future opportunities! 


Inventory Management:

  • Release Purchase Orders to replenish inventory
  • Lead inventory activity related to product conversions, seasonal buys, long/obsolete inventory
  • Measure service level, inventory turns, and product loss
  • Monitor market conditions and product availability to maintain inventory while avoiding product loss
  • Develop and maintain seasonal plans
  • Implement and maintain business rules/processes for service levels, safety stock, etc.
  • Identify inventory issues and collaborate to resolve
  • Identify primary/alternate sourcing solutions to resolve shortage situations, utilizing fulfillment software


Supplier Relations:

  • Collaborate with suppliers to solve quality and/or service problems
  • Perform vendor analysis


Our leading candidate will have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or related business study (preferred)
  • 4+ years of professional work experience in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Product/Category Management (preferred)
  • Fundamental understanding of the Supply Chain -- principles and methods for moving goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including relative costs and benefits
  • Familiarity with Supply Chain/Inventory Management technology and tools (JDA, Microstrategy/Business Analytics, etc.)
  • Proficiency in desktop applications (Google tools, MS Office or equivalent), including spreadsheets, presentations, word processing tools, mail and calendars required  
  • Mathematical ability -- You'll talk cases, pallets, trucks, and eaches, but you'll always be doing match on the fly
  • High Customer Service focus.  "Customer is King" at Gordon Food Service

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We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service. Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not!

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Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!

Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

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All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.
Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.


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