DuPont Master Planner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Master Planner (Job Number: 197778W-01)


DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.

We are looking for a motivated individual to work within the Industrial Biosciences Global Production Planning group. This position will operate within a global, team-based environment and requires strong communication and interpersonal skills. The role will be located in one of our major IB sites in North America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Beloit, Wisconsin, or Rochester, New York.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for IB Supply capacity planning process related to our Fermentation Facilities and/or contract manufacturing facilities for North and/or Latin America

  • Maintain IB Supply network configuration within SAP. Update as necessary to account for changing assumptions, product changes or strategic decisions

  • Responsible for creating regional packaging and shipping plans, follow up execution of the plan

  • Create and analyze monthly capacity plan showing planned production, projected inventories and capacity utilization

  • Provide guidance and interact with Plants/Asset Schedulers to meet planned order requirements and resolve gaps

  • Continuously refining inventory management practices (i.e. safety stock targets)

  • Develop and track performance measurements

  • Coordinate and lead special projects as required. Projects may include analysis of new product introductions, asset utilization studies, supply chain cost optimization, process transfers and process changes

  • Provide purchasing and MRP direction for our Fermentation Facilities

  • Heavy interface between the IB Global Sales, Industry & Integrated Operations organizations – communicate and resolve supply issues


  • BS degree in Science, Engineering, Business or Supply Chain, or equivalent work experience

  • 4-6 years of plant fermentation operations experience strongly preferred

  • Experience in planning and scheduling production strongly preferred

  • APICS/CPF certification (or equivalent) and/or inventory management experience desirable

  • SAP/APO experience

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required

  • Ability to travel (up to 15%)

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cedar Rapids

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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