Corporate Inventory Planner

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/31/2021 3:30 PM)
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About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


T. Marzetti Company is looking for an experienced Inventory Planner to support the Supply Planning organization. The Inventory Planner will be responsible for managing finished goods inventory levels and deployment activities, supporting Distribution Requirements Planning, and collaborating with diverse cross-functional groups.


  • Perform analysis to identify opportunities for managing inventory through close collaboration with cross-functional teams (demand planning, operations, customer service, marketing, etc.
  • Maximize utilization of both internal and external warehousing spaces by identifying the most effective inventory stocking strategy
  • Determine customer order sourcing guidelines and communicate accordingly
  • Establish, deploy and monitor replenishment inventories to needed facilities in order to balance inventories
  • Monitor and reconcile inventories (lot codes & suffixes), and audit storage and handling invoices
  • Monitor and reduce cost associated with overstocked and aged inventory, inclusive of monitoring shelf life, correspondence with sales, production/demand planning, and quality assurance to receive disposition
  • Evaluate stocking strategies through creation of senior-management level reports and analysis in order to recommend production levels and warehousing strategies for best case service levels and efficient production utilization
  • Monitor, reconcile, and research inventory adjustments to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Optimize order fill and reduce inter-company transfers via deployment activities, requiring close collaboration with production facilities
  • Work in partnership with demand, supply, and production planning teams to drive effective production planning
  • Independently contrast, compile and distribute management level inventory and logistics reports utilizing MS office tools
  • Construct KPI (key performance indicator) logistics charts in order to visually represent performance and change through various facets of inventory, production and logistics


  • Bachelors' Degree & 3+ years of experience in related field required
  • APICS certification or formal training a plus
  • Proven competency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of basic Sales & Operations Process
  • Experience with ERP tools (SAP preferred) is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in logistics, transportation, inventory, production and warehousing industries
  • General understanding of product life cycle of perishable goods
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Display high level analytical problem solving abilities
  • Effective organization and time management skills
  • Understanding of basic statistics for business analysis
  • Works with sensitive information in a professional manner



  • Manages Complexity
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Action Planning
  • Data Control

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At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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