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Buyer/Material Planner

Location: 

Crest Hill, IL, US, 60403

Req ID:  26480
Segment:  Operations

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 $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Buyer - Materials Planner will maximize customer service and production efficiency through effective management of the production procurement, and raw materials management process for the assigned facilities, while focusing efforts on productivity, efficiency, and lowest total delivered cost.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Optimize working capital costs of raw materials, conversion, and finished goods while achieving desired customer service objectives in support of supply chain initiatives, S&OP Process and company profitability plans.
  • Maintains standard cost data for all materials, and work with controller to as required.
  • Analyzes and communicates inventory variances to Materials Manager, Controller, and Category Planning Manager in a timely fashion.
  • Analyze and review manufacturing run sizes and communicate opportunities to improve the balance of cost and service among raw materials, conversion, and finished good costs.
  • Participates in and supports Plant Management efforts for improvements to plant efficiency and labor management.
  • Applies inventory management tools and techniques for the calculation of raw material safety stocks and re-order quantities.
  • Maintains documentation of raw material and packaging products, suppliers, safety stock strategies.
  • Ensures Raw Material strategies are aligned with conversion and finished goods inventory strategies.
  • Maintains open communication and effective working relationships with all related plants and corporate departments: Accounting, QA, Production, Planning, Customer Service, etc.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of all products manufactured by the plant and production processes utilized.
  • Provides input and recommendations to Global Procurement for the selections and management of suppliers.
  • Works with suppliers to ensure they are prepared to meet the short, medium, and long term requirements of the plant.
  • Each position required to manage the raw material planning process for 1 plant facility that averages $4-10 Million inventory investment and accounts for average of $50 Million in conversion cost.
  • Procures and manages inventory investment for assigned raw materials.
  • Serves as back-up to Master Production Scheduler and maintains capability and knowledge to operate all planning and transactional systems supported by Master Production Scheduler.
  • Maintains commitment to personal development plan and participates in all job specific training.
  • Reviews age of all raw materials and takes appropriate action to work to minimize spoilage exposure associated with Raw Materials.
  • Responsible for calculating, publishing, and communicating material related metrics.
  • Responsible for keeping plant and planning teams aware of performance and opportunities.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • 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
  • Statistical and spreadsheet analytical skills. Proficiency with Excel and Access.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, and customer service
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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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 at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

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.

MEET RICH’S.

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: Chicago

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