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Assoc-Direct Materials at Elanco

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Job Description Summary:  Responsible for calculating, creating, issuing, and coordinating purchase orders of assigned direct materials in support of production requirements.  This includes reviewing and appropriately updating material planning fields to ensure proper MRP system functionality.  The position will also serve as the communication link between production schedulers, warehousing, and quality assurance with regard to the timely availability of direct materials to support production schedules.  This includes acting on MRP exceptions to support changing production requirements for both Elanco manufacturing and assigned Contract Manufacturers.

Job Description: 1). Responsible for calculating, creating, and issuing purchase orders to the appropriate vendors for all direct materials to support production requirements for both Elanco Manufacturing and assigned Contract Manufacturers. 2). Ensure all related raw materials, API's, packaging components, and/or printed components are available to support production requirements. Responsible for communicating with Purchasing, Warehousing, and QA priorities to support component availability as required. 3). Maintain appropriate inventory levels of direct materials to support both inventory goals and production requirements. 4). Responsible for the analysis and development of appropriate safety stock levels for purchased direct materials.  5). Responsible for reviewing and appropriately updating item master/item balance records to ensure proper MRP functionality. 6) Responsible for coordinating and communicating with the appropriate production planners the timely availability of components to support production schedules. 7) Responsible for interfacing with vendors to address any receiving or documentation issues. 8) Responsible for the analyzing and managing appropriate inventory control actions with regard to short dated or expired raw materials and obsolete packaging.   9) Responsible for acting on all MRP exceptions to support production and inventory control (i.e. expedites, de-expedites, defer, cancellations). 10) Responsible for producing monthly report of vendor performance and discuss and track with vendor performance improvements.

Required Capabilities:  This position requires proficiency in the Operational Core Competencies of Business and Technical Knowledge, Customer Advocacy, Communication, Delivering Results, Problem Solving, Innovation and Change, Quality Orientation, Teamwork and Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements. In addition incumbent must be developing/demonstrating at the S/P1 level for analytical Thinking, Business Acumen and Negotiation Skills.  General knowledge of an Advance Planning System and how it relates to an ERP or similar system.  Excellent mathematical, data processing and data entry skills. Basic understanding of CGMP production guidelines.  APICS Certification preferred, but not required.  Ability to evaluate and interpret data and formulate logical conclusions.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to interface with personnel at all levels to achieve results. 



  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, supply chain or related field

  • Experience must be inclusive of minimum 1 year experience with ERP or similar system with emphasis on MRP, purchasing & inventory control inclusive of production planning and order processing experience.  APICS Certification (CPIM) preferred.  Degree in Operations Management or Business preferred.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status