Role details

Supply Planner

Parsippany-Troy Hills   •   USD60,000 - USD80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • New Opportunity!!
  • Growing Company!

About Our Client

My Client and it's subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods across the Globe.

Job Description

  • Plan and manage production quantities of select brands/items based on analysis of reports, trends and forecasts while working to achieve company goals.
  • Negotiate with suppliers finished goods pricing, payment terms, production timing and acceptable inventory levels.
  • Manage inventory levels held at co-packers to maintain ideal quantities while minimizing storage costs and product aging.
  • Identify cost savings projects, determine feasibility and cost savings potential. Present projects for approval and manage their implementation.
  • Support marketing's new product initiatives by sourcing products from existing suppliers or identifying new suppliers. Determine best suppliers to produce product based on product quality, costs, co-packer's qualifications and manufacturing standards.
  • Work on cross functional teams including Marketing/QC/Regulatory personnel to bring all aspects of product launches to fruition with the consideration of product specifications, packaging requirements and labeling regulations.
  • Responsible for compiling monthly reports, summarizing purchase price variances, new product performance, inventory forecasts and inventory variance to prior year.
  • Meet with co-manufacturing partners and potential suppliers to develop good working relationship and identify opportunities for efficiencies and savings moving forward.
  • Visit supplier's manufacturing facilities to better understand the manufacturing process. Be on site to approve first production or trials runs for new item launches.
  • Identify and qualify backup suppliers for all product lines.
  • Coordinate with co-packers on pack promotions such as IRCs and neck hangers.
  • Authorize payment of supplier invoices ensuring accuracy of all critical information.

The Successful Applicant

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well on cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and math aptitude.
  • Must be able to multitask and re-prioritize workload frequently.
  • Must be detail oriented and extremely organized.
  • Computer skills (PC-Excel/Word & Mainframe).
  • College Degree in business or related field
  • 5-8 Years of experience in purchasing

What's on Offer




Paid time off

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