Schwan's Company Supply Chain Planner in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota


At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.

The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

  • Create statistical forecasts from sales promotions marketing projections and historical data to direct the production and distribution of anticipated demand. The forecasts drive the manufacturing co-packing and supply chain and distribution process of products to the various locations. This position will manage the development and implementation of inventory movement plans and schedules as necessary.

  • Responsible to develop and manage the deployment schedules to ensure supply of product can achieve target fill rates with optimal inventory levels and minimal costs

  • Responsible for the development and management of the Demand Planning process for new product launches product reformulations and discontinued product. This includes: Inventory pre-builds account or geographic rollout planning cannibalization of product line and competition impact on sales forecasts and planning

  • Develops maintains and communicates forecast accuracy report to all management levels. Responsible for ensuring inventory targets are maintained in order to ensure proper fill rate adherence

  • Manages finished goods inventory across manufacturing facilities distribution centers and mixing centers

  • Develops deployment plans and system settings for new item introductions including communication and all necessary coordination required for success

  • Partners with other departments to limit shortages against customer demand

  • Reviews historical sales trends and marketing sales and financial projections to provide accurate product forecasts including forecasts for product discontinuances.

  • Recommends product discontinuation to Sales and Marketing on slow moving items

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.


Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 5-7 years related experience


  • Ability to work with math concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages ratios and proportions to practical solutions; must be proficient in JDA SAP Microsoft Excel Word & PowerPoint.

  • Solid problem solving and analytical skills.

  • The ability to effectively communicate information to a wide variety of audiences.

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Supply Chain Planning

Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 17005524