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Materials Planner in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

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    Manawa, WI
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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Supply Chain Planning

Job Posting Title:

Materials Planner

Job Description:

Position Title: Materials Planner         

Location: Manawa, WI

Reports To (title): Senior Manager of Procurement

Department: Procurement

Exempt/Nonexempt Status: Exempt  

Effective Date: June 2015       

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

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the return of defective materials with the vendors. This includes entering the return orders and communicating with the vendor to arrange the return.
  • Run forecasts to analyze month’s on-hand inventories. This information will be presented in obsolete inventory management meetings.
  • Daily follow up with vendor and logistics to track down past due POs.
  • Review DSRP generated materials requirements and associated shortage reports.
  • Manage raw material and packaging Kanban settings as appropriate.
  • Coordinate logistics of raw cereal components deliveries.
  • Review existing inventories for accuracy and as a cross-check to DSRP/SAP reports.
  • Review SAP ME58 requirements, manage CO24 shortages and run ZFCST reports.
  • Issue release orders consistent with DSRP/SAP requirements to insure delivery on a timely basis.
  • 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 Managers to insure contract information is correct.
  • 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, Receiving, Buyers, Production, QA, etc.).
  • Attend the Daily Production Communication meeting to report issues and status.
  • Provide analytical support to Procurement Managers for strategic planning.
  • Support Procurement Managers in use of SAP and other analytical tools.

Skills, Experience and Education:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (List all required):

  • Previous experience with SAP.
  • General knowledge of ERP and Legacy systems.
  • Proficient with Excel/Power Point/Word including using the pivot tables.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with vendors and internal staff.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Associate Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred

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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