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Operations Planner - Monroe OH, Fulfillment Center

Company Name: Kroger Logistics
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 6



Position Summary

Responsible for understanding customer demand and the fulfillment centers operational capacity in order to develop an operational labor plan with the lowest cost to serve. Lead and conduct day to day headcount planning. Analyze large sets of data to determine the most efficient utilization of manpower and equipment for hub and spoke sheds to meet customer demand. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead day-to-day headcount planning; set up routes in the system and determine number of drivers needed and number of routes based on customer demand and data forecasting
  • Analyze large data sets to accurately forecast customer demand based upon historical and seasonal trends and utilize data insights to determine site labor costs, equipment usage, and other business needs
  • Lead interpretation of data to be used in decision making regarding labor planning for 500+ drivers at hub shed and spoke locations
  • Understand fulfilment center dependencies and workforce utilization by department in order to develop daily labor plans based upon forecasted demand
  • Balance driver schedules in a Hub & Spoke Model' in order to optimize driver KPIs such as on-time delivery, reduced miles, and orders per hour
  • Analyze live customer demand and react to last-minute changes such as sudden changes in demand, weather changes or operational capacity constraints and provide guidance on any potential labor or scheduling impacts
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge of analytical tools such as Business Objects, Tableau, and Power BI
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and protect sensitive information
  • An in-depth and broad understanding of problem identification, analysis and resolution
  • Ability to prioritize/multi-task while providing accurate/on-time results
  • Ability to collaborate and work cooperatively in a team-based environment
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 1 year of operations planning experience with an emphasis in warehouse, fulfillment center, logistics or transportation.
  • Bachelor's Degree

    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: Midwest


    Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Monroe || 6266 Hamilton Lebanon Rd || 45044 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain; Management; Operations || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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