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Materials Planner

Company: Ascent Services Group
Location: Rowland Heights
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionMaterials PlannerCity of Industry, CA6+ month ContractPosition Description: The Materials Planner will manage and replenish packaging/ingredient inventories for products at the City of Industry manufacturing facility. The incumbent will reconcile packaging/ingredient receipts to purchase orders and accurately track packaging/ingredient costs to maintain a desired level of working capital. The incumbent must be a change catalyst with strong communication and time management skills who has an entrepreneurial mindset.Responsibilities: Manage desired inventory levels of packaging/ingredients to support production schedule Initiate purchase orders to replenish inventories Provide production consumption and forecast information to plants and suppliers to improve efficiencies Accurately maintain and update all packaging/ingredient costs Collect information on rejected packaging/ingredients from the plants and follow through with suppliers for credit memos Work with Accounts Payable to reconcile and approve receipts Work with the Procurement department to implement and manage the exit of discontinued packaging/ingredients and the introduction of new packaging/ingredients at the production facilities Develop a rapport with packaging/ingredient suppliers, purchasing agents at the plant level, and all departments involved with packaging/ingredients (QA, R, Technical Services, Marketing, Sales, Accounting, and Logistics) Support SAP Master Data for Procurement Managers and Coordinators. Process Procurement master data forms, enter data in SAP, confirm for approval and accuracy Manage raw material/packaging inventory and compare with Min/Max levels and daily consumption Monitor on-order quantity of each product Communicate with production planning on availability of ingredients and packaging Notify production planning of inventory shortages and vendor issues Perform monthly cycle counts Analyze and report cycle count variances Complete quality audits Track counts and assign additional counts as needed Resolve issues with defective materials Identify continuous improvement opportunities Maintain accuracy of all raw materials and packaging goods inventory Work closely with all other work teams, including corporate planners and internal plant teams to maintain targeted customer service Monitor BOM changes during SKU transitionsEducation and Experience: Bachelor's degree preferred (supply chain or business degree preferred) 2+ years food industry experience preferred Strong Excel experience Root cause analysis experience Purchasing, scheduling and inventory management experience Managing product life cycle experience SAP experience 5S/Lean Manufacturing and process improvement experience preferredKnowledge: Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office Knowledge and understanding of material flow related to production requirements planning Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resourcesSkills: Strong project management skills Leadership skills Excellent multi-tasking, organization, and time-management skills Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems Sound business acumen with corresponding analytical and judgment skillsAbilities: The ability to create pivot tables, use v-lookup, conduct data analysis of large sets of data using Excel Strong customer focus with ability to foster effective cross-functional partnerships The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events) Strong interpersonal, facilitation, communication, and influencing skills The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

Keywords: Ascent Services Group, Rowland Heights , Materials Planner, Professions , Rowland Heights, California

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