Material Planner in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Material Planner

Job Description:

Job Title: Material Planner
Department: Procurement
Reports To: Manager of Material Planning
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared By: Tom Jarona
Prepared Date: 2-13-12
SUMMARY: Position exists to manage the replenishment process for of all raw and/or packaging materials to include: review material requirements, issue release orders, expedite shipments, develop replenishment and floor stocking programs with suppliers and support the Procurement Managers in their supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives. In addition, this position will support the ST Specialty Foods Material Planners for both the Brooklyn Park and Kenosha facilities as follows:
1) Procure indirect plant materials, work w/ staff to ensure regular monitoring of indirect material stock
2) Facilitate the return of defective materials with the vendors. This includes placing the return orders, communicating with the vendor to arrange the return.
3) Run forecasts to analyze months on hand inventories. This information will be presented in obsolete inventory mgmt meetings
4) Compile offline vendor inventories on a weekly basis . This information will be used to submit orders for direct materials.
5) Cross-training in direct material release duties as secondary procurement
6) Daily follow up with vendor and logistics to track down past due POs
 Review DSRP generated materials requirements and associated shortage reports.
 Review SAP ME58 requirements, manage CO24 shortages and run ZFCST reports.
 Review existing inventories for accuracy and as a cross-check to DSRP/SAP reports.
 Issue release orders consistent with DSRP/SAP requirements to insure delivery on a timely basis.
 Expedite shipments from suppliers as needed to meet production schedules.
 Work with Production Scheduling to make necessary adjustments to schedules based on availability of supply.
 Work with the Buyers to insure contract information is current.
 Work with suppliers to identify and implement floor stocking, inventory replenishment and consignment opportunities.
 Manage communication on deliveries and supply issues to all stakeholders (i.e. Scheduling, Receiving, Buyers, Production, QA, etc.).
 Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting at 11:00 a.m. and report issues and status.
 Provide analytical support to Buyers for strategic planning.
 Support Buyers in use of SAP and other analytical tools.
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 Manage the implementation of EDI and inbound documentation requirements with suppliers.
 Other duties may be assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree preferred and minimum of one to three years of Purchasing/Supply Chain experience. Must be willing to attend Supply Chain continuous education seminars or class work as needed. Previous experience with SAP strongly desired. General knowledge of ERP and Legacy systems. Proficient with Exel/Power Point/Word and Access to include use of pivot tables. Good presentation skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with vendors, Maintenance staff and other employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
REASONING ABILITY: Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds. Good organizational skills are a must.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is located in the Purchasing offices.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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