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CPFR Manager

Company: Whitebridge Pet Brands, LLC.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Whitebridge Pet Brands is dedicated to building a portfolio of innovative, wholesome and natural, high quality dog and cat food and treats for pet retailers nationwide. -The company is driven by a belief that all pets deserve the best nutrition, coming from treats and food that is minimally processed to preserve the inherent benefits of a natural diet. -Whitebridge brands (Cloud Star - Wag More Bark Less, Tricky Trainers & Dynamo Dog), Buddy Biscuits -, Petite Cuisine -, Dogswell -, Happy Hips - and Tiki Cat - & Tiki Dog---) are distributed in multiple channels (FDM, Pet Specialty, Convenience, Drug, Club and Online).

Manager - Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, & Replenishment:

The Manager, CPFR is responsible for the timely communication between WPB's Supply Chain, internal stakeholders, and key accounts. -The goal of this position is to meet customers' OTIF expectations for all orders through accurate planning and forecasting while doing what is necessary to keep cost and compliance charges to a minimum. Position will report to Senior Manager - CPFR & Inv Optimization
Responsibilities Include :
Manage forecast process for all key accounts (Petco, PetSmart, Chewy, Amazon, Pet Valu)
Analyze customer-specific sales and inventory performance to identify potential opportunities to increase sales and inventory in-stocks
Proactively manage forecast changes and communicate them to internal stakeholders
Collaborate with the Supply Planning and Logistics teams to ensure customer order-fill and timeliness expectations are met
Work directly with customers to align on reasonable ISO quantities for strategic events - ensuring proper stocking levels are achieved
Work with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service to execute customer-specific promotions and planogram resets
Provide ad-hoc reports to customers and Sales - using data to justify business decisions
Communicate potential issues in meeting customer expectations both internally and externally in a timely fashion
Collaborate with Customer Service, Logistics, Sales, and Finance to prevent and dispute compliance fees
Allocate product to customers based on their forecast to ensure strategic distribution of inventory when necessary
Work with Demand and Inventory Planner to create an overall forecast that falls in line with business expectations
Participate in calls with customers to keep them updated on potential supply disruptions and to collaborate on strategic product launches
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, or other related fields
3+ years previous business experience - demand planning or customer collaboration experience preferred
Expert Microsoft Excel user with the ability to draw conclusions from data and present them effectively
A good business acumen with the confidence to make decisions
Strong problem-solving skills
Exceptional attention to detail and data analytics skill
Motivated, proactive, resourceful, and organized
Self-starter
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally
Experience using and/or implementing demand planning or ERP software is a plus
CPG experience preferred

Keywords: Whitebridge Pet Brands, LLC., St. Louis , CPFR Manager, Executive , Saint Louis, Missouri

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