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Material Planner in Sparks, NV at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Sparks, NV
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


NV Sparks

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Material Planner

Job Description:


  • Complies with and supports all company policies and plant rules and procedures, to include Safety, Quality, GMPs, and General Work Rules.
  • Review DSRP generated materials requirements and associated shortage reports.
  • Daily review of VIM discrepancies and resolve issues with AP and Warehouse.
  • Identify purchasing issues related to order minimums and communicate to corporate buyer as needed.
  • Coordinate logistics of Ready To Eat Cereal components as applicable
  • Review system requirements, manage shortages and run reports.
  • Work with warehouse and supply chain to confirm inventory when discrepancies are identified.
  • Issue release orders consistent with system requirements to insure timely delivery.
  • Expedite shipments from suppliers as needed to meet production schedules.
  • Work with Production Scheduling to make necessary adjustments to schedules based on availability of supply.
  • Work with the Procurement Manager to insure contract information is current.
  • Work with suppliers to identify and implement floor stocking, inventory replenishment and consignment opportunities.
  • Manage communication on deliveries and supply issues to all stakeholders (i.e. Scheduling, Warehouse, Buyers, Production, QA, etc.).
  • Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting to report issues/status.
  • Provide analytical support to Buyers for strategic planning.
  • Support Procurement Managers in use of SAP, JDE and other analytical tools.
  • Support Supply Chain by completing primary backup responsibilities for indirect purchasing role.
  • Facilitate the return of defective materials with the vendors. This includes placing the return orders, communicating with the vendor to arrange the return.
  • Run forecasts to analyze months on hand inventories. This information will be presented in obsolete inventory management meetings.
  • Compile offline vendor inventories on a weekly basis. This information will be used to submit orders for direct materials.
  • Planning and timeline input to support marketing items in launch.
  • Daily follow up with vendor and logistics to track down past due POs.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Communicate with all employee levels using both verbal and written formats.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of organization, including vendors
  • Self-directed and self-motivated.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and minimum of 3-5 years of Purchasing/Supply Chain experience. Must be willing to attend Supply Chain continuous education seminars or class work as needed.
  • Previous experience with SAP and/or JDE strongly desired.
  • Proficient with Excel/Power Point/Word and Access to include use of pivot tables. MS Office.  Proficient use of computer programs and software. 

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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