The Co-Pack & Materials Planner will manage and enhance the co-pack and local material process for North America Operations in US and Canada while maintaining an in depth knowledge of the demand and supply planning activities as well as the overall impact to the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of product flow, demonstrated time management skills, and proven record of managing conflicting priorities.

 

Co-Pack & Materials Planner

Area of Employment

Chicago, USA

Area of employment

Logistics

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Your main responsibilities
  • Schedule and ensure execution of all North American Co-packing and Material Planning:

  • Serves as single point of contact for day-to-day activities at the external co-packers and packaging Suppliers

  • Oversees the creation, scheduling, and prioritization off all open co-pack orders to maintain satisfactory levels of order fulfillment

  • Runs bimonthly Material Requirements for all co-packed items, taking into consideration Supplier lead times and warehouse storage capacity

  • Provides detailed tracking of all open co-pack and material purchase orders and updates demand and supply planning team on potential roadblocks

  • Collaborates with demand and supply planning team to identify co-packing efficiencies and adjusts purchase orders accordingly

  • Determines best course of action for material shortages and works with business on creative solutions to minimize service disruptions

  • Maintain optimal balance of packaging inventory between warehouse locations through inter-warehouse transfers

  • Ensures data integrity of all planning tools and databases

  • Effectively provides clear and concise feedback to 3PL partners and Suppliers

  • Analyzes 3PL and Supplier productivity levels and determines capacity requirements or risks accordingly

  • Manage North American Co-packing and material budgets:

  • Prepares annual budget and provides updates to latest cost estimates during quarterly reviews

  • Supports monthly reporting of KPI metrics by maintaining required data inputs

  • Identifies cost savings opportunities and effectively communicates results to business

  • Creates, tracks, and revaluates Supplier performance

  • Evaluates excess packaging and finished goods inventory and collaborates with demand and supply planning team on risk reduction strategies

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This function has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fulfil Storck Company Values (Passion, Belonging, Growth)

  • Other duties as assigned

Your qualifications
  • Strong analytical skills; able to organize and drive meaningful decisions from large amounts of data

  • MS Office expertise with a focus in Excel

  • Knowledge of SAP preferred

  • Continuously drives improvement and identifies areas to streamline existing processes

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and adapt to multiple priorities

  • Team player who works well in a collaborative environment and shares information freely

  • Business acumen and the ability to quickly learn technical systems

  • Maintains composure when challenged

  • Self-starter, motivated and drives for results

  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree required with a focus in business or supply chain preferred

  • 3-5 years of supply chain experience required, preferably with a CPG company

  • Travel: 10%, including International travel

What we offer

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions for an office environment located downtown Chicago, IL

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