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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Operations Planning Coordinator

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 10, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 139500 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States

Operations Planning Coordinator

 

POSITION SUMMARY:


The Operations Planning Coordinator will execute the effective finished goods production scheduling and replenishment of finished goods, raw & packaging materials to meet forecasted demand and distribution
 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Meet or exceed safety and quality standards.  

  • Execute master production plans developed by IPD Group (Inventory, Planning and Deployment) by setting daily and weekly production schedules; keep Operations informed of schedules, and schedule adjustments as necessary. 

  • Use SAP data/system to set production plans, schedule requirements, inventory management, and schedule adherence. 

  • Verify accuracy of daily transactions in SAP, production reporting systems, and yield reporting; performs monthly and quarterly inventories — physical and system. 

  • Make arrangements to maintain inventory levels while facing logistical issues; recommend contingency plans to Planning Mgr to address business interruption; facilitate troubleshooting of production scheduling problems, inventory variances, and yield variances in a timely manner. 

  • Support productivity initiatives by monitoring processes to deliver against key performance goals including Production, Inventory, Scrap, Cost, Plant Service Level, Cycle Time Interval and Schedule Attainment. 

  • Work closely with the Planning Mgr to deliver customer service, productivity, and cost results and balance priorities. 

  • Update SOP, SAP material master, and work with the controller on costing of product ingredient changes. 

  • Ensure raw and packaging material inventory processes and controls to effectively manage receiving, inventory, SLOB, and working capital. 

  • Coordinate with Inventory, Planning & Deployment (IPD) team to support Hill’s domestic and international demand.

  • Adhere to operating budgets for variable and fixed overheads for the production planning and materials team. 

  • Ensure that all materials shipped and received are in compliance with corporate and government standards for quality, trace-ability, and bio-terrorism..

  • Other job functions that may be assigned

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS 

 

  • Works with cross functional teams  to implement and maintain CP Best Practices for Factory Performance and Reliability 

  • Works with raw and packaging material suppliers, quality, EHS, and corporate procurement to improve quality, reliability, cost, and safety.

  • Coordinates w/ Corporate GIT to ensure effective SAP implementation.

  • Works w/ Corporate IPD, Procurement, and Customer Service & Logistics to ensure world class customer service and quality.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • BA / BS Degree in Operations Management, Business, Technical field or equivalent. 

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in production or planning or purchasing or customer service or logistics. 

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10% is required. (Initial travel required during training period at domestic manufacturing plants, travel will decrease after 3 to 6 months) 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience in finished goods production planning and replenishment of finished goods, raw & packaging materials to meet forecasted demand and distribution. 

  • Food manufacturing experience. 

  • Results Orientation, including Planning/Priority Setting. 

  • Emphasis on Consumer/Customer Focus 

  • Systems and conceptual thinking, with emphasis on SAP experience/skills. 

  • Good technical, communications, and interpersonal skills. 

  • Broad Supply Chain perspective.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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