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Supply Planning Analyst

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Pittsburgh, PA / Hybrid

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Chicken of the Sea is an iconic American brand that was founded in 1930. Today, Chicken of the Sea enjoys broad distribution across all major retail channels, with growth opportunities in foodservice and outside the U.S. Besides its eponymous brand, Chicken of the Sea also sells Genova and King Oscar premium seafood products.

Chicken of the Sea International (COSI) has been wholly owned since 2000 by Thai Union (TU), the largest global producer of ambient seafood. Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods is a sister U.S. company that focuses on frozen and chilled seafood sales. Other iconic seafood brands in the TU Global portfolio include John West, Mareblu, and King Oscar. Under the leadership of CEO Thiraphong Chansiri, Thai Union has more than tripled its revenue to over $4 billion annually and has an aggressive growth agenda.

Chicken of the Sea International operates under the common corporate vision, mission and values of Thai Union, an industry leader in sustainable fishing practices and manufacturing processes that capture the freshness, nutritional value, and sensorial experience of seafood. The global organization lives by the 6 deeply held values: Passionate, Humble, Respectful, Responsible, Collaborative, and Innovative.

COSI is an organization that is very proud of its heritage. First established as VanCamp seafood company more than 100 years ago (1914), the company celebrates its story as one of the oldest food companies in the country that is still in operation. The company is currently undergoing a significant business transformation aimed at accelerating business growth.

OVERVIEW OF ROLE

The Supply Planning Analyst, a key member of the Integrated Business Planning team, is entrusted with the planning and optimization of our product portfolio. This role facilitates cross-functional reporting for supply planning metrics and closely collaborates with logistics and sales teams to ensure timely availability of the right products across our distribution center network.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Achieve business objectives including delivery, product growth, and diversity.
  • Manage Distribution Requirement Planning (DRP) process to maintain targeted CFR rate within the distribution center network while minimizing network movement spend.
  • Own and distribute CFR reporting daily.
  • Provide bi-weekly reporting to leadership on SKUs within established limits.
  • Conduct business analysis, propose solutions, and execute initiatives.
  • Coordinate ordering and management of display components and inventory, offering support to marketing and logistics for fulfilling customer display orders while optimizing the display portfolio.
  • Lead inventory projection analysis and reporting, collaborating with cross-functional teams to align inventory with targets monthly and annually.
  • Handle large data sets to develop and maintain tools for the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team, enhancing transparency and planning efficiency.
  • Provide project support across the portfolio, with a particular focus on artwork update projects to minimize obsolete packaging risk and ensure uninterrupted supply.
  • Support both domestic production and imported supply planning as required.
  • Assess shortage issues and provide analysis to leadership to inform business decisions.
  • Offer customer-specific support by managing warehouse-within-a-warehouse and replenishment programs for strategic customers.
  • Assist with strategic projects related to planning and sourcing.
  • Maintain high fill rates for customer orders and ensure on-time delivery according to requested arrival dates.
  • Identify and implement measures to reduce waste and optimize the supply chain network through accountability.
  • Communicate supply updates to cross-functional teams effectively.
  • Collaborate with logistics on replenishment order movements between distribution centers to minimize expenditure.
  • Conduct root cause analysis on replenishment costing to drive actions for reducing future spend.
  • Achieve continuous improvement objectives.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years of experience in planning, distribution, and/or logistics, preferably in the CPG industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or Supply Chain preferred.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to collaborate effectively across functions.
  • Experience working within hierarchical structures.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and writing skills.

The employee is required to comply with all company policies, rules and directives, including safe work practices.

VALUES

  • Collaborative – works well with diverse workforce; communicates professionally with associates and leaders
  • Responsible – punctual, proactively communicates status of issues and projects
  • Humble – eager to learn new skills, asks for assistance when needed
  • Passionate – has a support-mindset; committed to be the best
  • Respectful – exhibits behaviors of caring, compassion, honesty, integrity, and fairness
  • Innovative — constantly looks for ways to be more efficient and productive; Committed to continuous improvement

A career at Thai Union is a unique experience to grow as a professional and as a person. You will join a global fast-growing, innovative, and entrepreneurial organization deeply committed to its people, its community, and the environment.

Every single one of our employees matter. We are always listening and giving our talent opportunities to grow, develop, and implement new ideas to make a difference. Our focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability in a creative and dynamic environment, combined with great opportunities to lead progress, is a guarantee you will quickly develop your professional skills within a diverse & inclusive human-centered organization.

Thai Union is committed to providing equality of opportunity. If you require any reasonable adjustments to help support your application, please let us know.

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