Nestle Demand Supply Planning Lead in Solon, Ohio

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When you partner Nestl USA and the city of Cleveland, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.

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At our Nestl USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestl USA values and supports our employees and community. Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestl tradition. As the world s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it s about enriching you.


This position is a working Planner position within DSP which will have additional leadership developmental responsibilities.The developmental responsibilities may include one of more of the following activities:

First point of contact for communication of DSP plans and issue resolution with commercial team, factories, and physical logistics.

Monthly Business Planning(MBP) preparation with Division Leadership Team

Responsibility for Divisional Communication such as Projected Out of Stock, Forecast Projections and Space Constraints

Responsibility for functional DSP on-boarding, systems training, development, and mentorship

Lead Annual Budget Review & Volume Build within ICP for DSP.


Monthly Business Planning (MBP) support the DSP Manager in the preparation and presentation of the Divisional MBP/Monthly Forecast Review (MFR) and Monthly Availability MAR meeting.

DSP Communication: First point of contact for communication of DSP plans and issue resolution with commercial team, factories, and physical logistics.

Leadership Development Joint responsibility for DSP on-boarding, systems training, people development, and mentorship

DSP Responsibilities Responsibility for weekly demand forecast of a category/segment, responsibility for generation of a weekly master production supply plan, or responsibility for daily distribution requirements.


BA/BS required. MBA/MS desirable.

Effective collaboration and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels. Flexibility and adaptability to the demands and requirements of a fast-paced environment with multiple demands and priorities.

Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities

Strong analytical aptitude with a proven ability to analyze/interpret data and build quantitative models of business problems.

Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems that may not have one clear answer.


5 years experience preferred with functional experience in Demand and Supply process specifically with demand forecasting, production scheduling or deployment.

Experience in Monthly Business Planning (MBP) process and understanding of key input/outputs.

Experience utilizing APO Demand and Supply Network Planning solutions a real plus.

Experience in influencing with integrity and stakeholder management preferred.

Experience in NCE and ability to drive continuous improvement and change management preferred.

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain