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Supply Chain Planning Manager

Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply a wide range of frozen, shelf-stable and chilled products to Australia and New Zealand’s major retail and food service customers. 


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focused on creating food Australians and New Zealanders love by maximising value from the best Australian-grown produce and global seafood. Our iconic brands have been an integral part of Australian life for generations, and include the likes of Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, John West and Chiko.


We have five manufacturing sites in Australia and six sales sites and employ almost 2000 people across these operations. We are an integral part of the global J.R. Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits:


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks:


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 


Simplot Australia values the innovation and relationship building that comes from face to face connection but also recognises the need for flexibility in the lives of our team members. This is why we have a hybrid work environment, with one dedicated day per week where we all come together to maintain our successful culture of innovation, connection and collaboration.

About our role:


As a result of internal movement and our newly created Customer Service & Fulfilment function we are now recruiting the role of Supply Chain Planning Manager. Reporting to the Head of Demand & Supply Planning, and based at our Head office, this role is accountable for leading and managing the Supply Planning team and is responsible for the Supply Plan for the business across the whole-time horizon for both Insourced and Outsourced portfolios. 

What you will do:


The Supply Chain Planning Manager will own the valid plan that will need to meet customer service targets, within inventory policy limits and at optimal supply chain efficiencies.  This role will drive the pro-active identification of risks to supporting the demand plan, create action plans to resolve and work collaboratively with the Demand Planning lead and key commercial stakeholders to ensure visibility and alignment.


The Supply Chain Planning Manager will proactively identify opportunities to improve supply chain and business results through improved agility and planning optimization and influence their successful implementation.  They will drive the IBP supply planning process to ensure company resources are effectively deployed to meet the business strategy and drive the ITP supply planning process to ensure the optimal execution of the short-term plans to maximize customer service and minimize cost.


In addition, the Supply Chain Planning Manager will be a demonstrated people leader with the ability to develop and grow the team’s capabilities and ensure career and succession bench-strength in the team.

About you:


To be successful in this role you will have a breadth of experience, which will include but not be limited to:


  • Tertiary Qualifications in business or similar or demonstrable experience in Supply chain or Operations management.
  • Experience of Supply Chain planning in an FMCG environment
  • Proven team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cross functional relationships
  • Understanding of IBP best practice principles and their practical application
  • Demonstrated ability to develop teams and individual capability
  • Strong communication & influencing skills
  • Able to influence stakeholders to drive action and results


Your organisation skills and attention to detail is a real strength and you will have a continuous improvement mindset looking to identify opportunities to build on current processes. Your strong communication skills will allow you to build strong cross-functional relationships to achieve outcomes and as a team player you will enjoy working within a high achieving positive environment.  


If this sounds like you then please apply online now. 




Job Requisition ID: 11713 

Travel Required: None 

Pay Grade: Global Grade 6 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at