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Materials Planner

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Paris
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. We're proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.What role will you play? How will you make history with Campbell's? Apply today!General SummaryThis position of Materials Planner will be responsible for leading the process of consolidating material needs across the M&B network, releasing purchase orders, coordinating deployment, and managing inventories of assigned direct ingredient and packaging categories in order to meet plant production requirements and optimize network inventory levels. Will provide process ownership for delivering the network's inventory management strategies while reducing excess materials, expedited freight, and unnecessary interplant movements. To complete these responsibilities, this position will optimize the use of SAP's MRP functionality and leverage the benefits of centralized ordering (e.g. hitting better pricing tiers) to optimize inventory and reduce cost. Will work closely with the Local Materials Representatives to address delivery/supply issues, handle transitions, and dispose of obsolescence. Will work closely with WHQ commercialization teams, business ops mangers, etc to manage transitions and new product launches. Will also act as a liaison to address systemic material quality concerns and provide input to Corporate Buyers to optimize contract terms to improve service and reduce inventory levels. Principle Accountabilities40% - Use SAP's MRP system to release purchase orders for consolidated networks needs of raw materials, in order to meet Meals and Beverage plant production requirements. Leverage centralized visibility to optimize the balance between Minimum Order/pricing tiers and inventory Days of Coverage. Maintain updated MRP parameters to ensure accuracy.40% - Address delivery and supply issues while upholding network inventory strategies. Work with Local Material Representatives at the plants to track deliveries and respond to planning schedule changes, while executing plans to coordinate interplant transfers or expedite orders as necessary.5% - Participate in the development, tracking, and reporting of metrics to ensure overall category objectives are being delivered. Monitor and rotate inventories to resolve blocked and slow moving material in order to reduce controllable write-offs and properly dispose of obsolescence.5% - Act as a liaison with the Local Material Representatives, Master Data teams, and commercialization teams to track and coordinate the ordering of new and transitioning materials.5% - Collaborate with WHQ buyers to provide input to optimal contract terms. Provide holistic perspective during supplier calls, act as liaison with Local Material Reps and Corporate Buyers to address vendor non-conformances, etc.5% - Undergo training for other categories and take on backup responsibilities for at least two other Materials Planner positions.Job Complexity (PROVIDE SEVERAL EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL WORK RELATED PROBLEMS THAT THIS POSITION IS EXPECTED TO RESOLVE)Manage up to $10 million of inventory across multiple manufacturing plants and distribution centers.Purchase raw materials for a network of plants, balancing MOQs/pricing tiers with optimal days of coverage. Work with Local Material Representatives to consider space constraints when placing orders.Comprehend SAP's MRP functionality. Evaluate/recommend Master Data changes as applicable to ensure accurate data to optimize MRP functionality and maximize the use of MRP requisitions.Interface with Supplier, Corporate Buyer and Local Material Representatives to resolve quality issues. Deploy items in accordance with established policies and procedures.Adjust deliveries and rotate material between facilities to respond to production plan changes. Be able to evaluate cost impact of expediting and work with planning to make cost effective service oriented decisions. Gain expertise of raw material categories to support business objectives. Collect, analyze, and monitor category specific information to ensure objective are being delivered. Develop knowledge of commodity characteristics and marketplace cost drivers.Work closely with cross-functional groups (frequently in remote locations), including plant- and corporate-level partners.Work heavily in SAP, Envision, Microsoft Excel, and other data systems.Be on call after hours and some weekends to resolve materials availability issues related to assigned category of responsibility.Perform other duties as assigned.Job Specifications Minimum education required: Bachelor's degree or equivalentEducation desired:Supply Chain ManagementYears of relevant experience: Minimum 1 yearKnowledge, skills and abilities required:Technical Skills:Adept at using MRP toolsSolid understanding of SAP, or simliar systems, and the impact of Master DataAble to interpret MRP requisitions to convert to PO and use t-codes to query informationSolid understanding of forecast reports (e.g. Envision)--- Intermediate/advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel--- Able to analyze dataSoft Skills:--- Strong in problem solving and time management--- Able to consider/cater to different needs in a customer services manner--- Able to develop close relationships with suppliers and business partners--- Strong team building and cross-functional collaboration skills, especially whenworking on remote teams--- Timely responsiveness--- Active listening and written/verbal communication skills--- High learning agility--- Composure under pressureBusiness Process Expertise:--- Understanding of
- Plant production processes and supply chain planning
- Flow of materials and inventory management
- Logistics Knowledge
- Plant supply bases
- Quality assurance--- Category expertise of assigned direct ingredients and packagingWorking ConditionsNormal corporate office environment.DisclaimerThe preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.Compensation and Benefits:The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between$61,800-$97,800Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup Company, McKinney , Materials Planner, Professions , Paris, Texas

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