Raw Materials Planner in Plano, TX at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Raw Materials Planner

The Raw Materials Planner facilitates the material planning activities across Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) Supply Chain network to protect target settings and overall service.  This individual ensures proper communication of material requirements across both internal and external customers to ensure material availability through the integrated supply chain.   This position will also work on assigned Supply Chain initiatives to support the business.


What you will do:

  • Facilitate raw materials supply plans created by plant planners and coordinate with suppliers.
  • Manage relationships with the existing suppliers and work with Procurement to eliminate non value added activities. Develop and implement strategies to meet and improve inventory turns.
  • Achieve raw material availability for all manufacturing facilities on time and at the lowest cost.
  • Facilitate material requisitions, orders, and releases in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Facilitate use of and adherence to ordering proper economic order quantities.
  • Improve and optimize the lead time between our suppliers and our facilities. Create integrated replenishment strategies to decrease operating working capital.
  • Continuously focus on minimization of “aged” inventory. Diligently work to minimize obsolescence. Re-deploy material inventory across the network in a balance of age/obsolescence risk and freight costs.
  • Provide short and long-range material projections to vendors. Execute phase in/out strategies for promotional activities and product discontinuations.
  • Communicate to integrated planners any service issues related to stock availability, and coordinate resolution, involving Procurement as required.
  • Coordinate the relationship with the existing supplier base to effectively respond to the dynamic requirements of KDP’s finished goods.

Characteristics for Success:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Ability to conceptualize and work towards an integrated supply chain
  • Experience of managing change and working in a dynamic, flexible work environment
  • Analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Strong communication skills, knowledge of process improvement concepts, and demonstrated financial acumen
  • Ability to work different cultures with a diverse workforce and customer base
  • Ability to work effectively with vendors, finance, marketing, R&D, packaging, and manufacturing teams


What you must have:

  • 3 years of supply chain planning experience, previous experience in a manufacturing setting, or experience working in the Consumer Goods industry
  • Prior experience with SAP or similar ERP system
  • 2 years creating, updating, and maintaining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (including but not limited to VLookUps, Pivot Tables, Charts, etc)

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why 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 Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.