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Materials Planner

Company: Olam Americas, Inc.
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

We are a global leader in food beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we're with, whatever we're doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supply Planning Manager, the Materials Planner is responsible for all operations required to load the warehouses with inventory necessary to meet the approved monthly supply plan. These activities include, and not limited to, metric development reporting, inventory levels controls, scheduling of inbound deliveries and removing of supplier holds. The Materials Planner will oversee the receiving and tracking of materials and ingredients. The ideal candidate for this role will be able to prioritize multiple tasks while demonstrating great awareness for attention to detail. They must be able to work well independently and within a team environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Create, and coordinate, purchase order receipts to ensure materials are received per timing identified in approved materials requirements plan.
  • Work with cross functional group to ensure item master data is always up to date.
  • Ensure materials and ingredients are being consumed in accordance w/ approved supply plans, perform root cause when variations occur and communicate assumed risk as needed.
  • Develop process around managing to and updating inventory levels (WOH/DOH), based on latest trends and item changes/updates/transitions.
  • Monitor item revisions and ensure coordinated and running changes are managed properly to avoid obsolescence
  • In event of obsolescent inventory, work with Procurement team and suppliers on resolution.
  • Request new material numbers and manage soft/hard conversions of label changes.
  • Work with Procurement team and materials' suppliers to ensure MOQ doesn't compromise inventory policies.
  • Interact with plant on planned vs. actual usage of materials and keep inventory stocked.
  • Research resolve purchase order/billing/receiving/delivery discrepancies.
  • Develop and manage to both internal and external KPI's (OFI Supplier reporting)
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

    Position Requirements

    • High school diploma or state-issued equivalency certificate plus four (4) years material planning experience or a Bachelors' degree in supply chain, business administration, business, management or similar discipline
    • Minimum of one (1) year experience in food manufacturing is preferred.
    • Experience in production, inventory control, production reporting, physical inventory, reconciliation and database control is preferred.
    • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with all levels of employees and customers.
    • Solid computer skills with significant experience within Excel is required.
    • Ability to solve complex problems and present effective and efficient solutions in a clear and concise manner to management is required.
    • Great attention to detail is required.

      The pay for this role in the state of CA ranges from $54,465 - $70,805 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location. Actual pay within this range may be determined based on candidate's experience, qualifications and/or other determining factors.

      Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

      ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: US-Talent.Acquisition@ofi.com

      At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: Olam Americas, Inc., Oxnard , Materials Planner, Other , Oxnard, California

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