Materials Planner

Material Planner

Background & Purpose of the Job

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the sourcing of raw and packaging materials into Raeford; to support the production of finished goods for Deodorants and Personal Care liquids. Perform expediting and de-expediting of raw and packaging materials to support the plant production schedule and customer service while optimizing inventory levels.

This position acts as a focal point in managing the MRP process, key step within the E2E Supply Chain Planning pillar. The key metrics of this role are 1) Customer Service 2) Waste reduction 3) Materials inventory management.

The main job responsibilities are the following:

Evaluate material requirements based on system generated MRP and requisition materials accordingly.

Expedite and de-expedite raw and package materials to support and maintain a flexible production schedule while communicating with Business Units and support departments to achieve customer satisfaction.

Monitor raw and package inventory to achieve continuous improvement in inventory optimization. Maintain and utilize inventory models.

Interface with Procurement, Supply Chain Planning, Suppliers, R&D, Logistics.

Maintain Bills of Material, material master data, factory invoices and internal KPI's .

Apply World Class Manufacturing principals to identify major loss areas, and facilitate process improvement.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

You're a born leader: You will be a leader in the space of Deo Planning. You will influence your suppliers to drive improvements in service and cost; of the Personal Care segment in the market place.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: You play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results. You will help with growing our leadership in the Deo category.

You're a story teller: You expertly translate the requirements of the production plan to the supply base. Your communication inspires the suppliers toward achievement an outstanding service for the PC Category.

You're a changemaker: You drive continuous improvements in our Material Planning processes and will partner with Procurement and the Factory to deliver savings and manage waste.

What You'll Need To Succeed

Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, logistics, engineering or other related field.

Experience of 1 -3 years in supply chain, logistics, planning/manufacturing, operations or scheduling.

Knowledge of SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimizer) & ECC preferred.

APICS and/or Project Management experience, is a plus.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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