Material Planner

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Date: May 24, 2023

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

Materials Planner is 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.  This 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.

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 reporting where necessary.
  • Reviewing Supplier flexibility to support Material Planning with respect to supplier capacity and suppliers 2nd tier material availability.

Key Requirements

  • University Education (e.g... Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or other relevant discipline) with Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations, focused on results.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and able to work under pressure.
  • At least 1-year experience in Supply Planning in FMCG, Paint/Coating or Retail and experience on Supply Planning in SAP and BI

Benefits Beginning Day 1

The salary range for these skills is: $70,000- 77,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 9% company contribution • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus •

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

Requisition ID:31023


Nearest Major Market: Nashville