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Materials Planner

Requisition ID 38649
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-JT1
Posting Type LI

 

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

The Materials Planner will be responsible for the planning and management of raw material inventory levels in a way that is effective in meeting production schedule requirements, whilst taking into account overall supply chain efficiencies and working capital targets.

Work location: Australia, Lonsdale.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure suggested purchases are actioned on a daily basis to ensure future demand is covered;
  • Closely monitor purchase order delivery dates to ensure the timely availability of raw materials so that production schedules are not compromised;
  • Review and action supplier delivery confirmations by making any necessary changes and communicate with the planning and production teams if orders cannot be met;
  • Liaise with Suppliers; Procurement; R&D, other Supply Chain Team Members to minimise schedule disruptions due to raw material issues;
  • Review safety stocks, MOQ’s and lot sizes on a periodic basis as determined by the Supply Chain  Manager;                                                          
  • Manage run out raw materials and change over to alternatives;
  • Ensure inventory levels are maintained at predetermined levels;
  • Credit claims are processed and the Procurement Team are notified of vendor performance  issues.
  • Engage in regular reviews of Key Suppliers with Procurement.

Qualifications and skills

  • Solid understanding of basic Supply Chain Theory coupled with hands on inventory/materials planning experience;
  • Strong analytical, planning and negotiation skills;
  • Intermediate to advanced ERP Knowledge, SAP preferable;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that exemplify professionalism in both internal and external environments and enables effective ways of working with people from different functions and levels;
  • Motivated with a drive to succeed in a demanding and challenging working environment;
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to tackle complex issues and work to tight deadlines to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong Analytical, Planning, Influencing & Negotiation Skills
  • A good communicator who can build strong relationships and is able to challenge the process to strive for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that exemplify professionalism in both internal and external environments and enables effective ways of working with people from different functions and levels
  • Motivated with a drive to succeed in a demanding and challenging working environment
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to tackle complex issues and work to tight deadlines to achieve desired outcomes

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