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Materials Planner

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Location: Johor Bahru, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 334
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter CO1
Posting Type LI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.



The Materials Planner is required to ensure the availability of raw and packaging materials in accordance with manufacturing requirements.  The Materials Planner is also required to provide forecasts to vendors in a timely manner, monitor supplier delivery performance and assist in action plans to ensure overall supplier performance is at target levels. The Material Planner also needs to ensure raw & packaging material stock levels are in line with the targets set by the Supply Chain Manager.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Replenishment of Raw Materials:
  • Inventory Management
  • Non-Conformances Raw Materials/Packaging
  • Monitor Supplier Performance
  • Monitor Vendor Performance via BI tool and advise Procurement of any major issues
  • Supplier Forecasts - analyse system downloads and history to provide raw material requirement forecasts to suppliers
  • Work with Procurement, MDM, Supply Chain team members to ensure system master data is accurate and updated as required - Vendor files, SKU files, Lead Times, Lot Sizes, Safety Stocks, Pack Sizes / Descriptions, Minimum Order Quantities, Blocked / Obsolete / Inactive SKU management
  • Requests for Contract maintenance – new & existing
  • Commercialisation of new products - ensure timely & accurate set-up & ordering of new raw material/packaging items by effective liaison with relevant functions


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Degree in Business / Logistics / Supply Chain or related discipline
  • Solid understanding of basic supply chain theory coupled with hands on inventory / materials planning experience
  • Intermediate to Advanced ERP knowledge, SAP preferable
  • Must have a strong business understanding and insight


Key Competencies:

  • 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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