Manager, Materials Planning in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/20/2021

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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Materials Planning

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Provides strategic/tactical direction to ensure material planning supports the production plan.  Manages Material Planners while interfacing with other functional areas in support of optimizing the inbound supply chain. Assists Corporate Procurement Managers in their supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and lead Material Management Analysts / Senior Analyst
  • Support material planning at plant subcontractor and co-packer partners
  • Ensure consistent understanding and use of plant ERP planning tools and information by Material Planners
  • Develop and monitor metrics surrounding Material Planner efficiencies
  • Ensure consistent understanding and use of information and planning tools by suppliers where vendor managed ordering is done.
  • Facilitate the achievement of non-finished good inventory targets
  • Review and drive disposition of distressed inventory including evaluating restocking, transfer or third party sale options
  • Provide long range material forecasts to suppliers to support their raw material and capacity planning
  • Address and elevate supplier quality and service gaps to Corporate Procurement for resolution
  • Perform root cause analysis of significant material shortages and implement both short and long term corrective actions
  • Identify and address complexities with the inbound supply chain with Corporate Procurement in order to improve service and reduce costs
  • Serve as a liaison between Material Planners and Corporate Procurement Managers regarding supplier service and quality
  • Execute localized buying as directed by Corporate Procurement
  • Non Finished Goods planning lead in monthly S&OP / Business reviews
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Solid analytical skills with strong process orientation required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Good organization and prioritization skills required
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Finance or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a purchasing, material or supply planning preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years managing people preferred
  • Experience with ERP system required, SAP experience preferred
  • APICS or CPSM certification preferred


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field

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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.

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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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