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Materials Planner

Company: HARIBO of America
Location: Catherine
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Materials Planner will support foodproduction planning activities at HARIBO's new gummy manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsinby reviewing upcoming production schedules for assigned work areas to ensure that the materials, including raw materials,needed to execute the master production schedule are available. This position will analyze inventories availability against inventory needs and purchase the needed items, including food ingredients,in accordance with established guidelines to produce HARIBO gummy candies. This Materials Plannerpositionis a key production facility position, that will interact with our Supply Chain team, atour newgummyproduction facilityin Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.The Materials Plannerwill partner with Quality to ensure all raw materials meet quality parameters proactively to ensure the highest quality gummy candies are being produced.Maintains and reviews various inventory reports ensuring the Plants ability to always have the right materials on hand. The Materials Planner will answer related inquiries for all levels of the organization and must be able to meet deadlines and exercise judgment regarding related items.RESPONSIBILITIESProvides daily analysis, planning, and review of raw inventory needs based on requirements loaded by the Production Planners in the food productionfacility. Closely coordinates with the Production Planners to ensure we always have the right materials and ingredients on hand to execute the Production Plan flawlessly. Verify production and inventory reporting accuracy. Pull resources from various levels to orchestrate effective resolution of root cause of any issues found.Maintain and review inventory reports for the Department targeting customer promise delivery dates for visibility and transparency. Working with Operations, ensure that all raw materials meets our quality guidelines and are stored and handled properly throughout the process to ensure their integrity. Proactively work to resolve issues with suppliers with the goal of creating long-term partners that will meet and exceed our needs. Track trends and analyze issues for root cause, escalating to the Procurement Department as necessary. Audit of inventory data as compared to packing slips from material receipts. Initiate corrective action steps based on issues found, looking for long-term, sustainable solutions.Maintain effective communications with internal customers regarding area of responsibility.Establish and maintain work procedures and records for this positions job responsibility, as it relates to and in accordance with the quality system.Participate in related staff, team and/or task group meetings to ensure the continuous improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs. Participate in in-house training programs.Ensure that all operations are within established guidelines and conform to health and safety standards.Conduct a continuous study of internal processed and methods, research new technology and develop proposals for application of such technology for the purposes of cost reduction and process improvement.Other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONSBachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field or equivalent experience is preferred.Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with a strong emphasis on production/inventory planning.Strong knowledge in SAP preferredExcellent written and verbal communication skills - must have the ability to communicate with all levels of the company.Ability to create partnerships within the organization and with external vendors.Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze data to make sound decisions.Strong attention to detail and track record of achieving results with accuracy and precision.Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, with strong knowledge in Excel.Ability to work independently and with a teamHARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Companys policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBOs policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or emailcareers-us@Haribo.com.Powered by JazzHR

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