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Forecast to Schedule Process Lead Supply Planning HQ


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Forecast to Schedule (F2S) Process Leads will be instrumental in defining, designing and delivering solutions that enable the company’s Forecast to Schedule Processes as part of Simplot’s Global ERP System implementation.        

This role leads the Supply Planning process area and a team of subject matter experts for the duration of the project.  This will be a key role in a cross-functional team that will give you end-to-end knowledge across Simplot’s Food and Agricultural businesses. The Supply Planning are will cover the process of creating a capacity plan to balance supply and demand using optimization methods.

This role is responsible for planning, design, build, integration, training and testing of the process area partnering with all parts of the business to meet required timelines with approved resources.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gain insight and understanding of their current end-to-end process state and gather information on their optimal future state. Correlate information and develop a plan and system solution recommendation that meets business requirements.
  • Utilize the knowledge gained during planning to lead process design and build working with subject matter experts within the business.  Partner closely with other project teams, including but not limited to Consulting Partners, and internal Data, IT, Change Management, and Project Management.
  • Work closely with other process teams to ensure seamless end-to-end functionality of business processes.
  • Work closely with IT to validate the accuracy of system integration, help design, and test system interfaces.
  • Lead, facilitate, monitor, and participate in system testing to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Identify and help resolve incidents discovered during testing activity.
  • Partner with the Change Management team to review training materials and delivery plans.  Facilitate training evaluation and remediation as needed.
  • Support Cutover, Go-Live, and Hypercare activities.  Assist with any issues and needs that arise during these times.
Typical Education
  • Bachelor's Degree from 4-year College or University
Relevant Experience
  • 5 plus years of experience in Supply Planning
  • Previous Supply Planning experience, preferably in SAP APO or SAP IBP.
  • Working knowledge of optimization techniques, such as linear programming and heuristics.
  • Demonstrable partnering skills with both technical and non-technical partners (including senior leadership) with focus on informing, influencing, and relationship building.
  • Proven analytical skills and use of quantitative methods to solve problems.
  • Proven experience translating complex customer requirements, strategies and constraints into high-performing, scalable solutions in a large, complex organization.
  • Experience in executing process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Self-Motivated and Results-Oriented.
  • Experience with an implementation of SAP, preferably from a legacy system preferred.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed.

Job Requisition ID: 144

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Pay Grade: Global Grade 5 

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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