Distribution Planner - Covington, GA in Covington MN

General Mills
Distribution Planner - Covington, GA
Job ID: 
Covington MN
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Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Distribution/Whrse. Suprvs., Planning/Scheduling


Covington is a key strategic plant in North America supporting Cereal & Snacks. We run 100 different base products per year and deliver 40MMEQCs annually.

The logistics planner is a member of both the plant team and the central planning team. They are responsible for developing the manufacturing schedule and raw material plan. They work with vendors, sourcing, transportation, operations, and corporate logistics to develop production schedules, support new items, discontinuations, and promotions. They manage inbound material flow, supply disruptions, product changes, and material age. They partner on the logistics team to back up other planners, improve inventory accuracy, and manage costs.


  • Develop 3-month finite schedule and packaging schedule to optimize plant operations balanced with the needs of the business.
  • Build raw material plan to support manufacturing plant schedule, including placing PO’s, expediting materials, coordinating material changes, and managing costs associated with raw materials using SAP ERP.
  • Support plant logistics goals of raw material days of supply and material disruptions.
  • Participate in rate setting process for manufacturing systems.
  • Deliver outstanding daily results through process rigor, attention to detail, sense of urgency and time management.
  • Have strong understanding of plant manufacturing floor capabilities
  • Communicate across multiple functions & levels regarding business opportunities & risk
  • Influence cross functional partners through root cause analysis for inventory control, vendor performance indicators, and transportation opportunities
  • Lead projects that support supply chain HMM and cost avoidance goals
  • Manage plant events that require scheduling/raw material changes with minimal cost implications
  • Communicate and build relationships with vendors for material procurement


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years related experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • High degree of agility and ability to adapt to change
  • Embrace process standardization
  • Possess a high level of initiative and energy to influence and lead change
  • Commitment to superior customer service and ability to build cross-functional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Solid computer background (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to flex hours to support 24/7 manufacturing site


  • Degree in supply chain, logistics, or business
  • SAP experience (APO/MRP/ERP) or other similar planning system
  • Manufacturing plant experience


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

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