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
+ 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
+ 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
Characteristics for Success:
+ Bachelor's Degree preferred
+ Ability to conceptualize and work towards an integrated supply
+ 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:
+ 1-3 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,
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