Warehouse Network Capacity Planner

Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Title:           Logistics Planner

Team:                    Supply Chain Operations

Reports to:          Warehouse & Logistics Manager

 

Ornua Co-operative

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.5 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.

 

Ornua’s Values

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.

 

Dynamic Working

 Ornua have a Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.

The Role

The Logistics Planner is a key position within the Warehouse & Logistics Team that supports the Network Optimisation strategy for Ornua to ensure product is effectively and efficiently stored and moved through the value chain to our end customers.

This key position requires a candidate with strong experience in distribution network modelling and planning, data analytics, and continuous improvement. An advantage to complement this experience would be familiarity with Integrated Business Planning and Project Management practices.

Reporting to the Warehouse & Logistics Manager, the Logistics Planner will be responsible for developing the long-term distribution network and storage capacity plan to adequately service volumes, spanning Ireland, UK, Netherlands, and the US.

In collaboration with key stakeholders across the business, the successful candidate will determine the optimal placement and storage of Ornua product across our warehouse network, to allow for a cost effective and efficient movement of product through the value chain.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Accountable for gathering input data from Commercial, Product Procurement, Corporate Procurement and Supply Chain Operations to define and develop the most optimal long term distribution network and storage capacity plan.
  • Apply a mindset of cost avoidance and cost effectiveness as part of modelling and developing the distribution network plan.
  • Considers our members and their storage capacity requirements. Collaborate with Product Procurement to find a “win win” outcome that delivers value and efficiency for both parties.
  • The distribution network plan must consider inbound and outbound freight profiles and associated costs to optimize efficiency and value for our end customers.
  • Strong functional and process knowledge of MRP and how to effectively utilize this tool to foster a robust understanding of our storage requirements.
  • Proactively manages the ongoing development and understanding of global s and warehouse industry in the markets we operate in.
  • Active participation in the monthly S&OP and Supply Review meetings to share current status of the storage capacity plan and if any deviation risks. Inform and provide recommendations and/or proposals to mitigate risks where appropriate.
  • Develop and manage the implementation and delivery of the monthly performance dashboards.

 

Key requirements: 

  • Experience in distribution network modelling and planning (Min 3 years’ experience).
  • Excellent data analysis skills and proficient in Microsoft applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Visio.
  • Experience with managing a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Skilled in negotiation with an ability to influence. 
  • Demonstrates obvious commercial and financial awareness.
  • Track record of working under own initiative and problem solving.

 

Due to the nature of our business and global customers, this role may require national and international travel from time to time.

 

Key competencies:

  • Expertise - For complex challenges or new areas, applies effective professional skill, analysis, problem solving, decision making, prioritising, planning, and reviewing.
  • Working Together - Is supportive, co-operative, and actively collaborates across functional boundaries.
  • Communicative - Communicates with impact, adapting style for different situations and people, to ensure all are heard and valued and feel psychologically safe.
  • Customer Focus - Pays attention to customer satisfaction levels and builds good relationships, showing commercial and cost awareness.

 

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