Provides strategic/tactical direction to ensure material planning supports the production plan. Manages Material Planners while interfacing with other functional areas in support of optimizing the inbound supply chain. Assists Corporate Procurement Managers in their supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
Hire, train and lead Material Management Analysts / Senior Analyst
Support material planning at plant subcontractor and co-packer partners
Ensure consistent understanding and use of plant ERP planning tools and information by Material Planners
Develop and monitor metrics surrounding Material Planner efficiencies
Ensure consistent understanding and use of information and planning tools by suppliers where vendor managed ordering is done.
Facilitate the achievement of non-finished good inventory targets
Review and drive disposition of distressed inventory including evaluating restocking, transfer or third party sale options
Provide long range material forecasts to suppliers to support their raw material and capacity planning
Address and elevate supplier quality and service gaps to Corporate Procurement for resolution
Perform root cause analysis of significant material shortages and implement both short and long term corrective actions
Identify and address complexities with the inbound supply chain with Corporate Procurement in order to improve service and reduce costs
Serve as a liaison between Material Planners and Corporate Procurement Managers regarding supplier service and quality
Execute localized buying as directed by Corporate Procurement
Non Finished Goods planning lead in monthly S&OP / Business reviews
Perform other duties, as assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:
Solid analytical skills with strong process orientation required
Strong written and verbal communication skills required
Good organization and prioritization skills required
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel required
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field preferred.
Minimum 5 years of experience working in a purchasing, material or supply planning preferred
Minimum 1-2 years managing people preferred
Experience with ERP system required, SAP experience preferred
APICS or CPSM certification preferred
Bachelor's Degree Required - Type: Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field
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