Materials Planner in North East, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA North East

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Materials Planner

Job Description:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Execute MRP for materials and issue purchase orders to ensure material availability for Operations
  • Reviews production schedules needs against inventory levels and storage capacity in order to plan inbound bulk materials to meet operational needs
  • Expedites with suppliers or explore alternative solutions to mitigate any know material shortages
  • Communicates any known or potential material shortages delays or issues, while also working to develop solutions with suppliers and internal resources.
  • Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting to report issues and status
  • Maintains files such as inventory records and delivery performance reporting in order to identify trends and seek opportunities for improvement in overall service
  • Records complaints and takes action to resolve, as needed, should quality or delivery failures occur
  • Manages transition of components related to reformulations, redesigns, new product introductions, and item discontinuation.
  • Interacts with R&D, Procurement, Scheduling, Sales Planning, Suppliers, and Category Planners to plan and execute smooth transition plans
  • Maintains target inventory levels by monitoring inventory levels and appropriately recommends cost-reducing inventory actions to management
  • Support Corporate Procurement Managers in the implementation of any Divisional or Plant Cost Savings initiatives
  • Review and assist to resolve invoicing discrepancies in SAP via either MRBR or VIM
  • Preforms other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and SAP/ERP experience.
  • Good verbal & written communication and presentations skills, with the ability to effectively communicate to various levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with flexibility to meet challenging priorities
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to make decisions with imperfect information, coupled with the ability to develop and adhere to strong processes
  • Possess a positive and proactive approach to problems and opportunities.


 High School or equivalent Required

 High School plus specialized training (min 6mos-2yrs)

 Associate Degree

 Bachelor’s Degree Preferred – Type: Business, Logistics or related field

 Master’s Degree -- Type:

 Certification/Licensure Required for Job:

Minimum Experience Preferred:

Three to five years related experience in purchasing/materials planning is strongly preferred.  Experience with SAP ERP environment preferred.

Travel Requirements: Minimal.

Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/Veterans/Disability

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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