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Danone | White Plains, New York
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USN - Danone North America Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Deployment Planner in United States (US) for White Plains!

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.

For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.

The Deployment Planner is responsible for overall deployment of finished goods from plant production locations to distribution centers. Accountablities are to develop and monitor deployment strategies that optimize service, costs and operational capacities for a specified category.


The overall responsibility for deployment strategy is for specified category and locations.


*Ensure overall deployment strategy is optimized and system planning parameters are optimized. Conduct regular consistent reviews of all parameters and update based on new criteria.

*Review daily and weekly deployment suggestions (STOs) to ensure accuracy and consistency.

*Manage issues and communicate with plants, DCs, Customer Service, Finished Goods Planners and Supply Chain counterparts.

*Review daily inventory levels at DCs to manage shelf life and proactively address imbalances.

*Review daily inventory levels at DCs against customer orders to proactively address service issues.

*Work with Distribution Centers/Plant Coolers to assist with capacity constraints and optimization strategies as appropriate. Responsible for accurate and consistent data accuracy throughout SNP to provide appropriate mid to long range plans.

*Participate in weekly supply planning team meetings with counterparts in finished good planning, deployment, forecasting and procurement to deliver key KPIs - service, DOS, L&D, forecast accuracy, material SS, obsolescence minimization and sourcing optimization.


*Track and report key KPIs - loss & destruction, customer fill rate, sourcing, etc

*3-5years Supply Chain experience in CPG including supply planning.
*B.A. in Supply Chain Mgmt/Logistics or related degree.
*SAP/APO knowledge a plus
*APICS certification desired
*Demonstrated understanding of supply chain processes and safety stock optimization strategies.
*Demonstrated understanding of deployment practices, distribution theory.
*Solid communication skills, particularly in highlighting issues and take corrective action.
*Ability to set deadlines and key timetables to achieve with minimal guidance.


For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
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The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

About Danone

Since 1997, the Groupe DANONE has focused on three core activities : fresh dairy products, cookies and crackers, and beverages. Today the Group boasts a portfolio of top quality brands. Click to read about a topic. To learn more about the Group's three core activities worldwide, (financial results, market shares...), select an activity: - fresh dairy products - beverages - cereal biscuits & snacks To send us your remarks on a Groupe DANONE product, contact our consumer services division.

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