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Raw Material Planner

Knoxville, Tennessee; Essex Junction, Vermont; Spartanburg, South Carolina; South Knoxville, Tennessee Job ID 96921 Job Category Supply Chain Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time
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*Position Requires Three Days Per Week In Office*

Our Material Planning teamis responsible for the day-to-day planning activities focused on raw material planning, buying, and all activities/strategy across Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) Hot Supply Chain network.

As a Material Planner you will work with Manufacturing, Procurement, Finished Good Planning, Logistics partners to ensure the successful on-time delivery of raw materials to each plant in the hot supply chain network (Right Material, Right Place, Right Time). The key role and responsibility of this position is the execution of daily raw material planning and oversight of buying activities with the objective to ensure raw material availability to support daily production and overall customer service. This role will ensure proper communication of material requirements across both internal and external customers and coordinate between internal functions to ensure material availability through the integrated supply chain. This position will also work on assigned Supply Chain initiatives to support the business.

At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.


Position Responsibilities

  • Continuously review the finished good forecast, analyzes production plans and inventory reports, availability / requirements for assigned materials
  • Generate a stocking strategy to our distribution partners to support warehouse capacity and resource planning
  • Assist in the expediting raw materials, when necessary, to support customer order fulfillment
  • Recommend and implement production and transportation actions when products are in out-of-stock or allocation situations
  • Use of the raw material escalation matrix and partnerships with procurement to ensure redressal of issues between cross functional teams and external suppliers
  • Execution of strategies to meet and improve supplier reliability and maximize available supply with increased inventory turns
  • Maintain close relationship with finished good multisite planning team (interlinkage of raw to finished good to Service)
  • Goals centered on service, working capital, strategies to drive supplier reliability (on time, and in full), and Min/Max adherence for plants and suppliers to include root cause and countermeasure management

Characteristics for Success

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and communicate proactively with global partners

Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or similar field preferred
  • APICS certification and/or affiliation a plus
  • 1-3 years of experience in supply planning / scheduling / fulfillment (preferably for a manufacturer of consumer products)
  • Prior experience working with MRP / ERP systems (preferably SAP)
  • 2 years’ experience in Excel (performing functions such as pivot tables, v look-up, etc.) 

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
 
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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