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Materials Planner in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/24/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Manawa, WI
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Materials Planner

Job Description:

Job Description: Position exists to manage the replenishment process of raw material and/or packaging components to support the Sturm Foods Plant. Position will review material requirements, issue release orders, expedite shipments, develop replenishment and floor stocking programs with suppliers and support Divisional and Corporate Procurement in material and supplier optimization, quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Execute MRP for raw materials and/or packaging and issue purchase orders to ensure material availability for Operations
  • Review SAP ME58 requirements and manage CO24 shortages daily
  • Expedite materials to cover shortages to Operations or Customers, if possible
  • Communicate deliveries and supply issues to all stakeholders (i.e. Scheduling, Receiving, Corporate Procurement, Operations, QA, etc.)
  • Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting, as assigned
  • Monitor and measure supplier performance including following up on past due purchase orders
  • Facilitate the return of defective materials by entering the return orders and ensuring supplier credit is received
  • Run inventory and forecast reports to analyze non-finished goods inventories
  • Communicate planning needs to suppliers monthly or quarterly, as required
  • Review and manage raw material and/or packaging MRP settings, as appropriate
  • Engage suppliers to identify and implement floor stocking, inventory replenishment and consignment programs
  • Report to Corporate Procurement Managers any needed updates to SAP vendors or contracts
  • 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
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • General knowledge and experience in ERP systems, SAP preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • 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
  • Posses a positive and proactive approach to problems and opportunities


  • High School or equivalent
  • High School plus specialized training (min 6mos-2yrs)
  • Associate Degree Required Bachelor’s Degree Preferred – Type: Business or related field Master’s Degree Required -- Type: Certification/Licensure Required for Job

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type): Bachelor’s 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.

Travel Requirements: Minimal.

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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