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Supply Chain Buyer Planner - COI

  • Posted: 14 Oct 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • City of Industry, CA
  • United States

About the job



At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams.    We have an opening for a Supply Chain Buyer/Planner based in City of Industry, CA.


The Supply Chain Buyer / Planner will schedule and replenish finished goods, packaging & ingredient inventories for Danone North America products at the City of Industry manufacturing facility. The incumbent will reconcile packaging/ingredient receipts to purchase orders and accurately track packaging/ingredient costs to maintain a desired level of working capital. The incumbent must be a change catalyst with strong communication and time management skills who has an entrepreneurial mindset. This position will be reporting to the Production Planning Manager.


Additional Responsibilities:


  • You will create and manage leveled production schedule for assigned production lines using APO
  • You will prepare and release production orders and monitor each order is completed on time
  • You will conduct capacity planning for assigned production lines to meet company targets
  • You will communicate customer service of delays to production schedule and forecast
  • You will manage desired inventory levels of packaging/ingredients to support production schedules
  • You will initiate purchase orders to replenish inventories
  • You will provide production consumption and forecast information to plants and suppliers to improve efficiencies
  • You will collect information on rejected packaging/ingredients from the plants and follow through with suppliers for credit memos
  • You will work with Accounts Payable to reconcile and approve receipts
  • You will work with the Procurement department to implement and manage the exit of discontinued packaging/ingredients and the introduction of new packaging/ingredients at the production facilities
  • You will develop a rapport with packaging/ingredient suppliers, purchasing agents at the plant level, and all Danone departments involved with packaging/ingredients (QA, R&D, Technical Services, Marketing, Sales, Accounting, and Logistics)
  • You will process Procurement master data forms, enter data in SAP, confirm for approval and accuracy
  • You will manage raw material/packaging inventory and compare with Min/Max levels and daily consumption
  • You will monitor on-order quantity of each product
  • You will communicate with assigned Business Unit Manager on availability of ingredients and packaging
  • You will analyze and report cycle count variances
  • You will complete quality audits
  • You will assign additional cycle counts as needed
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • You will maintain accuracy of all raw materials and packaging goods inventory


About you



Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor degree preferred (supply chain or business degree preferred)
  • APICS CPIM certified preferred
  • 2+ years food industry experience preferred
  • Strong Excel experience
  • Root cause analysis experience
  • Purchasing, scheduling and inventory management experience
  • Managing product life cycle experience
  • SAP experience
  • MRP
  • 5S/Lean Manufacturing and process improvement experience preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



  • Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and understanding of material flow related to production requirements planning
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources



About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.