Associate Material Planner Bakery Plant


ConAgra Foods


Posted Under: Indianapolis, Indiana jobs in Professions; Professions jobs in zipcode 46201
Posted On: 2020-08-03 00:00:00

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG. Job Summary Assists Material Planners in planning and purchasing of packaging, raw materials and other supplies of goods and services from approved suppliers in a manner consistent with approved quality standards and delivery requirements. Develop the purchasing function to advance the goals, objectives and interests of the company. Back up for other department members as needed. Position Responsibilities - Work closely with Production, Quality Assurance, Research and Development and Marketing departments to maintain and improve quality of packaging and raw materials and develop new products while maintaining seamless customer service to other departments - Work closely with Production Planner to maintain correct and effective level of material inventory to support the production schedule and attain working capital goals - Review packaging materials for advance booking of orders to maintain continuity of supply. Manage inventory levels at suppliers as needed - Work with Marketing, Research and Development and suppliers to facilitate creation and approval of new packaging items - Review purchased items with Quality Assurance to ensure quality of materials and ensure adherence to company specifications - Keep management abreast of market and price trends that affect the company as well as potential service issues - Document and resolve supplier quality and performance problems. Request and report cause and corrective action reports to prevent reoccurrence - Problem solve supply and service problems, ensuring seamless customer service to all other departments - Actively engage in plant safety, quality and operations activities as recommended - Maintain a working knowledge of other purchasing functions including raw materials. Act as fill in for other department members as needed - Assist in planning and performance of company physical inventories Position Qualifications - High school diploma or GED equivalent required, bachelors degree preferred - Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets data including fractions, decimals and percentages. - Ability to write reports and categorize and file data. - Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and coworkers. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. - Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. - Must be able to read and interpret production reporting. - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. - Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Physical Requirements - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.