Production Planning Specialist
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Headquarters - New York, NY

THE ROLE

 

Gotham Greens is seeking a Demand and Supply Planning Specialist to join our Supply Chain and Production Planning Team. This role will be responsible for limiting financial and operational risk when supply and demand change through daily allocation, network balancing, and planning inventory. This individual is well-versed in managing a 3rd part production facility from a supply planning perspective, and they have experience in defining a optimized production plan based on changing sales demand. The ideal candidate is organized and results-driven with great problem-solving skills. This role reports to the Demand Planning Manager.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

 

Production Planning

 

• Forecast and provide daily finished goods production plans for greenhouse facilities 

• Collaborate with Plant Operations Teams to optimize and adjust production plans with respect to labor allocation and crop health

• Coordinate with Sales Team and Demand Planner to prioritize customer order fulfillment rates when inventory is limited

• Coordinate movement of goods with Logistics Team to ensure optimal stock levels and fulfillment in distribution centers

• Identify potential surplus product and sales opportunities or other outlets

• Update ERP/MRP tools with inventory, procurement, and production plan data as needed 

• Allocate available inventory to customer orders as needed

 

Analysis

 

• Review and identify daily crop yield trends that may require changes to the weekly production plan to balance supply and demand

• Monitor inventory levels and velocity of Gotham Foods CPG products to inform production needs and prevent shorts

• Provide monthly analysis to Supply Chain and Production Planning Manager to align crop assortment with demand and inform seeding layout changes

• Support the Supply Chain and Production Planning Manager with data required to plan new customer onboarding, major promotions, new product launches, holiday scheduling, and new market expansions

 

WHO YOU ARE

 

• 4 to 5 years’ experience in production planning, supply chain, and procurement

• Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university 

• Knowledge of production planning and quality control principles 

• Experience in MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) and understanding of Forecast and Replenishment, Financial Planning, and Allocation systems experience (Oracle, SAP)

• Ability to partner and communicate with cross-functional teams 

• Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems 

• Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills

• Proactive self-starter with an ability to excel in a dynamic, ever-changing environment

 

WHO WE ARE

 

Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings and pesto dip all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers.

 

Today, Gotham Greens has 9 locations with 600,000+ sq. ft. of hydroponic greenhouses across six U.S. states and over 400 team members. Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a multi-state greenhouse operator and one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America.

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