Materials Planner in New Hampton, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 5/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA New Hampton

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Materials Planner

Job Description:

Position Title:  Materials Planner

Location: New Hampton, IA

Reports To (title): Materials Planner Manager

Department: Supply Chain - Planning

Exempt/Nonexempt Status: Exempt

Effective Date: 4/14/2020

Job Description: Responsible for the planning and procurement of components to meet production requirements.  Manages inventory, develops target quantities, and minimizes total inventory expense while meeting required finished part service goals.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews production schedules, product formulations, MRP data, system demand reporting, and inventory reports to compute the quantities needed for efficient operation of factory as well as exceptional delivery performance for customer orders.
  • Communicates component conflicts, delays or issues, while also working to develop solutions with suppliers and internal resources.
  • Maintains files such as inventory records and delivery performance reporting in order to identify trends and seek opportunities for improvement in inventory levels, service, and transportation efficiency.
  • Initiates contact and confers with suppliers as necessary to insure acceptable delivery performance.  Initiates 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 transitions.
  • Maintain target inventory levels and actual inventory level data using physical counts, supplier reports, material usage reports and software tools in order to prepare for anticipated demand and/or appropriately recommend cost-reducing inventory actions to management.

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and SAP/ERP experience.
  • Possess ability to deal easily and effectively with all levels of personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with strong multitasking, analytical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Strong interpretive, analytical and math skills with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively present information in verbal exchanges with various departments and employees.


 High School or equivalent

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

 Associate Degree Required

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

 Master’s Degree Required -- 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 is advantageous.

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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