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Buyer/Material Planner


Arlington, TN, US, 38002

Req ID:  25053
Segment:  Supply Chain


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.



This role maximizes customer service and production efficiency through management of the production procurement, and raw materials management process. They focus on productivity, efficiency, and lowest total delivered cost.


Optimize working capital costs of raw materials, conversion, and finished goods 
Maintain standard cost data for all materials
Analyze and communicate inventory variances 
Communicate opportunities to improve the balance of cost and service 
Calculate raw material safety stocks and re-order quantities
Maintain documentation of raw material and packaging products, suppliers, safety stock strategies
Maintain effective working relationships with plants and corporate departments
Understand products manufactured by the plant and production processes utilized
Provide input and recommendations to Global Procurement for selections and management of suppliers
Work with suppliers to ensure they are prepared to meet requirements of the plant
Manage the raw material planning process that averages millions in inventory investment and average in conversion cost
Procure and manage inventory investment for assigned raw materials
Crosstrain and act as back-up to Master Production Scheduler
Committed to personal development and participates in all job specific training
Review age of all raw materials, take action to minimize spoilage exposure
Calculate, publish, and communicate material related metrics
Keep plant and planning teams aware of performance and opportunities

  • Bachelor's degree required. Major in Business or Logistics preferred
  • 3-5 years of planning experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in a logistics function preferred
  • APICS Certification or matriculation towards certification is preferred
  • Experience with MRP system; SAP strongly preferred
  • Statistical and spreadsheet analytical skills, including proficiency with Excel and Access.
  • Thorough understanding of Supply/Demand as relative to MRP functionality
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, and customer service
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills



Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family.


As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.


Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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