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Material Planner

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Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

  1. Responsible for the planning of raw materials and packaging materials, ensuring that the production plan can be executed. Through close contact with procurement and suppliers you ensure a solid supplier relationship and performance.
  2. High-level understanding of the trade-offs between service, inventory and costs. 
  3. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of existing and future capacity plans/constraints at the manufacturing plant and distribution network, and knowledge of how production capacity can be flexed to meet demand.
  4. Manage exceptions and all activities related to material planning to ensure availability for the master production plan in line with MRP parameters and supplier contracts.
  5. Ensure master data correctness & proper housekeeping of transactional data.
  6. Ensure good communication and integration with other planning teams, manufacturing (scheduling), logistics, customer care and other stakeholders.
  7. Drive MDI meeting & gate keeping meetings with other departments and support with providing relevant KPI’s to measure performance.
  8. Escalate material availability issues to procurement according to the guidelines.
  9. Support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required planning activities (SLOBs, Inventories and Service across scope site / supply points).

Key Accountabilities

  • Review/ update material planning and manage material availability: planning of raw & packaging materials, ensuring that the production plan can be executed.
  • Creation of purchase orders and inform production planning on timelines.
  • Review the 12wk outlook for the material plan, taking into account capacity agreements and storage capacity on the site.
  • Support the material controllers and the site with analyses when needed to create visibility
  • Manage MRP exception messages.
  • Drive gate keeping meetings with the other departments and support with providing relevant KPI’s to measure performance.
  • Provide impact analysis when needed to show the impact of decisions or scenarios to the plan. Support on reporting where necessary.
  • Reviewing with Supplier flexibility to support Material Planning with respect to supplier capacity and suppliers 2nd tier material availability
  • Link to Procurement and Inbound Supply Chain Manager to improve Supplier Performance and escalate in case of structural material availability issues (& inform stakeholders).
  • Balance service level (OTIF) and inventory targets (OWC) of raw and pack materials, whilst understanding cost impacts on manufacturing.
  • Manage reduction and prevention of slow and obsolete stock (raw & pack).
  • Ensure rework and scrapping at the site/primary DC.
  • Inputs to inventory strategy including safety stock settings on raw & pack materials for existing, new and phase-out products.
  • Inputs and maintains inventory stocking policies of raw & pack materials, safety stock levels in ERP system.
  • Ensure master data correctness & proper housekeeping of transactional data.
  • Support projects and process improvement to enhance performance and efficiency of the required material planning activities.

Education

 

  • University Education (e.g. Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Focused on results
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations
  • Strong desire to challenge and improve status-quo
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under-pressure
  • Fluent and able to work in English. Understanding and sensitivity to different cultural behaviors
  • At least 3-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail
  • Expert on Supply Planning in SAP and BI
  • Experience on IBP processes, Advanced Supply Planning tools
  • Project and Change Management skills
  • Experience on coordinating teams and managing stakeholders

 

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 18797 

 

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