Inventory Deployment Coordinator - Rochelle, IL
Hillshire Brands - Rochelle, IL

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Position Summary

Collaborate with APS, inventory, transportation, warehouse 3PL, customer service, supply chain planning and marketing to ensure timely inventory positioning with the objective of maximizing customer satisfaction in the areas of fill rate, efficiency and quality assurance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Strategically Coordinate Regional deployments for seasonal pre-build pie inventory by developing and executing a stocking strategy that efficiently meets the needs Intra-Regionally

Manage inventory within the Mixing Center and outside Pie Buffer facilities including, but not limited to, deep chill, blast, Store Brands, donations, Un-Allocatable and all QA related product. Monitor inventory levels within the four walls of the Mixing Center, including fresh and frozen categories as well as pallet height mix throughout the year to minimize capacity restraints

Monitor pie volume in Mixing Centers and Buffer facilities and strategically look for ways to improve the process as well as cut down on the number of touches in efforts to minimize cost Work with CSAM's and transportation during pie season on possibilities of direct to customer shipments from Buffer warehouses and simplify the process

Build deployment loads within the network based on APS recommended shipments, ensuring no mixed environment orders while collaborating with the transportation team to ensure maximum truck weight and cube

Identify shortages on deployments, or caused by deployments, and work with APS to minimize

Serve as point of contact for R&D and 3PL in the management of test pallets through the Mixing Center

Responsible for initiating the RFSA process for personnel within the Mixing Center

Collaborate with other Regional Deployment Analyst to ensure adequate coverage during expected absences

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent from four-year college or technical school

3-4 years related experience in related field and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Extensive knowledge of supply chain practices including inventory planning, scheduling, data accuracy, distribution replenishment and marketing strategies

Sales or Marketing experience a plus

Must have analytical skills and organization skills

Must have ability to make decisions considering many variables concurrently


Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

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Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...