Nestle Waters North America RMP/ Production Planner in Denver, Colorado

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

  • Raw Material Planning:

  • Order all direct raw materials to meet anticipated demand

  • Manage inventories of Chep/GMA pallets

  • Order and manage inventories of Operating Supplies for factories

  • Create purchase orders in APO/GLOBE

  • Communicate orders to vendor including all pertinent information

  • Coordinate/communicate with members of planning team(s): Factory scheduling, target inventory levels, ordering raw materials, coordinating preform requirements, warehouse utilization projections, and line load opportunities

  • Follow up with vendor to ensure proper paperwork is received with incoming load

  • Dock purchase orders and ensure on time delivery

  • Coordinate other regional Planners to ensure overall Region RM inventory is adequate

  • Identify key opportunities to reduce raw materials DOH, increasing regional working capital

  • Work closely with members of regional planning department

  • Open communication with RM techs as well as Dock Office and Warehouse

  • Participate in Inventory Meetings and Traceability Exercises as needed

  • Actively manage all material holds and work closely with vendors to ensure quick resolutions

  • Support the NWNA Food Safety Management System by ensuring compliance with all FSMS-related procedures, policies, and obligations

  • Support production scheduling needs to cover vacations Production Planning:

  • Maintain a production schedule with a 2 week outlook which ensures safety stock levels are maintained

  • Meet all inventory finished good targets set by leadership

  • Maintain a Daily production attainment file and target 95% or above absolute attainment by line by day

  • Maintain sufficient DOH (days on hand) to meet our inventory targets but not have any OOS (out of Stock) situations

  • Maintain and host a weekly scheduling meeting with factory leadership to discuss: two week production outlook, attainment targets, upcoming promotions, and inventory DOH

  • Align and optimize line load capability

  • Exceed target of 90% direct ship

  • SLOB Management improve 10% from last year

  • Maintain finished good product master data including bill of materials

  • Align with Planning Resource to understand fundamentals of regional planning and train to become SME of Master Production Schedule process

  • Partner with Raw Material Planners to ensure one cohesive, best schedule is produced


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Engineering, or related field highly recommended

  • Prior experience within all areas of logistics: warehousing, transportation, raw material purchasing, production planning, and/or production operations is highly desired

  • Experienced analysis capabilities utilizing Excel and/or Access is required

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Experience with problem solving methodologies including; Lean manufacturing, DMAIC projects, and/or Six Sigma are highly desired

  • Experience with an ERP system such as SAP or Oracle is preferred

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment

  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Effective decision-making and leadership skills in communicating with internal and external team members in production, quality assurance and transportation.

  • Team oriented with the ability to interact with many levels of individuals

  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with our Aspirations and Beliefs

  • Must be able to successfully complete a post-offer pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check

Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle Waters