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Cargill Inventory Planning Lead - Grind/Case Ready in Wichita, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Inventory Planning Lead - Grind/Case Ready will direct a small sized team that will plan, identify and evaluate the distribution network inventories through analysis of the inventory replenishment system and conduct inventory analysis working on assignments of moderate complexity and variety. In this role, you will coordinate and direct multiple product lines and implement policies, procedures and applicable regulations monitoring and ensuring inventory security.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement.

  • Review and publish inventory planning metrics targets.

  • Provide leadership through tactical issue resolution.

  • Assist in definition of inventory strategies and product segmentation.

  • Supervise inventory plans for assigned product or location into the planning process.

  • Guide the maintenance of data relevant to inventory planning activities including capacity, constraint, logistics, supplier, master and location data.

  • Lead and develop a team, coach and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance, and disciplinary actions.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Seven years of related work experience and at least three years of supply or inventory planning

  • SAP experience


Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.