Inventory Planner - Specialty Crops & Oils

Date:  Apr 6, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  71886
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness!


Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales, and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!


Be a part of a family company you can be proud of! Your journey starts now!


Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking an Inventory Planner to join our Speciality Crops and Oils team in Salisbury, MD. The essential purpose of the Inventory Planner position is to manage and optimize inventory levels to support operational efficiency and meet business objectives. This involves coordinating the supply chain, analyzing inventory data for informed decision-making, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and maintaining compliance with quality standards. The role is pivotal in balancing demand and supply, driving process improvements, and responding swiftly to market changes to uphold customer satisfaction and competitive advantage

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate with upstream and downstream assets to ensure the optimal volume and lane for the fulfillment of our customer needs, internal and external. 
  • Enter purchase and sales contracts on behalf of the commercial team - wash, cancel, and enter replacement contracts as needed. 
  • Process customer orders in AgTech with proper accruals when necessary.
  • Coordinate with customers, transportation, and facilities regarding shipment details.
  • System Maintenance - close or cancel load orders and contracts, as instructed. 
  • Update the quality claim tracking spreadsheet and follow up on and close open claims once a resolution is reached.
  • Investigate and fix any disputed accounts receivable issues with commercial teams' help. 
  • Monitor and manage inventory of different assets. 

Minimum Education

  • Required: High SChool  Graduate or GED 
  • Preferred: BS Degree (Agribusiness, Business,  Sales & Marketing, or Supply Chain) 

Experience Requirements

  • 3 - 5 years of supply chain and/or inventory management 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Strong negotiating skills 
  • Understanding of transportation modes and methodologies 
  • Understanding of standard software applications

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate-controlled office spaces.  Able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and from customer locations.  Able to use standard office equipment including telephones, computers, copiers, etc.  Able to move freely about plant and customer facilities.  May be exposed to external weather conditions to include rain, snow, and extreme temperatures (0 - 100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), and noise (50db to 100db).    Able to lift to 50 pounds.  Occasional overnight travel may be required.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury