Nutrien LTD

  • Demand Planner

    Job Locations US-CO-Loveland
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 6:14 PM)
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    Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
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  • Job Description

    Demand Planner, Loveland CO

    Why work at Crop Production Services (CPS)? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at CPS. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, CPS offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at CPS is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    Position Summary:

    The primary responsibility of the Demand Planner will be to ensure the continuity of supply of finished goods for all assigned LPI products to Crop Production Services. This person will interact with LPI manufacturing facilities, third party product suppliers, product management, and Customer Service in the management of the day to day supply chain of LPI products.

    Key Tasks:

    • Review customer/demand requirements, analyze supply situation and provide demand & supply status to Customer Service and management.
    • Lead the field forecasting process to determine demand for LPI products utilizing approved software
    • Communicate demand to assigned plants and 3rd Party Suppliers
    • Place purchase orders as required with 3rd Party Suppliers
    • Collaborate with manufacturing facility personnel to develop a Master Production Schedule (MPS)
    • Monitor demand exceptions and take corrective action
    • Keep up-to-date on issues relating to early order programs and new product introductions
    • Load and maintain MPS into Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) for assigned products if required
    • Serve as primary point of contact for Production Schedulers at LPI Plants
    • Assist in resolving supply and demand issues between suppliers and LPI Customer Service
    • Update BPCS (Available to Promise) and/or order fulfillment on product availability
    • Lead assigned segment in the monthly S&OP process/meeting
    • Plan and execute the procurement and delivery of designated materials, packaging, and labels to LPI and/or toll manufacturing facilities
    • Determine purchasing priorities and economic order quantities
    • Populate and maintain assigned purchasing/vendor information within BPCS
    • Assist Accounts Payable and Account Receivable in resolving variances
    • Routinely interact with IT on system and process improvements
    • Work to increase inventory turns where possible
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business, Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain, or
    • Associates degree in related field plus 2 years’ experience in planning, scheduling or purchasing preferably in the agricultural industry


    • Positive, sales focused, attitude.
    • Team player that works well with others
    • Highly motivated, organized, self-starter with strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
    • Experience using BPCS computer software a plus
    • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP concepts
    • Proficiency with spreadsheets, functional databases and enterprise wide software applications
    • Solid understanding of supply chain concepts and processes
    • Strong time management skills

    CPS, a Nutrien Company, is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with CPS policies.


    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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