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Associate Supply Planner

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Job Description:

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.Determine quantity and order date for ingredients and packaging materials needed to support the master production schedule. Place purchase orders to approved suppliers. Resolve supplier quality and service issues. In the event of this persons absence, coverage will be provided.Position Responsibilities:Responsible for the scheduling and purchasing of raw materials, packaging and commodities from various suppliers for the Waterloo Plant.Ensure the production facility has adequate materials on hand while maintaining target inventory metrics.Collaborate daily with Detailed Scheduler(s) regarding schedule revisions.Develop good supplier working relationships through ongoing communication.Work closely with supplier customer service reps and Conagra inbound Transportation Planner to ensure timely deliveries.Collaborate with supplier regarding quality concerns and service improvement efforts.Coordinate with brand team to support material requirements for new products.Manage slow moving and obsolete material risk due to version changes and run out strategy.Keep corporate buyers appraised of vendor relations and any supply issues. Maintain SAP master data for assigned materials.Participate in LSC Pillar activities driving continuous improvement.Work with suppliers to obtain appropriate quality and Kosher documentation.Resolve invoice discrepancies weekly (GR/IR Report).Serve as back-up for other Material Planner(s).Other related duties as assigned.Qualifications (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities):Education and Experience:Bachelors degree preferred.Minimum 1-3 years material planning/purchasing experience, preferably within the food manufacturing industry.SAP experience preferred.Language and Technical Skills requirement Ability to read, analyze and interpret procedures. Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must have strong PC skills with the ability to work with various applications and Microsoft Office. SAP knowledge.Reasoning AbilityAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret a variety of technical information in mathematical and/or narrative form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Physical Demands and Work EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach above the shoulder level. Specfic vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus. The work environment is a production facility with moderate noise level.Communication and Leadership Skills:Ability to work cooperatively in a team environmentExcellent organizational skills and ability to manage and follow through on projects and jobsExcellent attention to detailAbility to multi-task and set prioritiesAbility to troubleshoot problemsAbility to mentor and train othersSound working knowledge of floor operations and corresponding systemsTravel, as required (

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