Material Supply Chain Planning Manager

Material Supply Chain Planning Manager

Massillon, OH

Position Summary
Manufacturing organization is seeking a Supply Planning Manager. The Supply Planning Manager is a strong leader with demonstrated project management skills.  The candidate for this position must be a self-starter, capable of developing and achieving organizational and program objectives in a fast paced, acquisition environment and must be able to successfully interface with all levels of internal management. S/he will represent the Planning organization on supply chain policies, strategies and objectives. The PM will oversee Supply Chain activities needed to meet program requirements and ensures a strong link between various Supply Chain functions including Purchasing, and Manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities

  •         Balance Inventory Management Goals of reducing inventory days on hand, reduce obsolesce expense, reduce supply chain handling cost, transportation costs, increase inventory turns and increase fill rate.
  •         Define in collaboration with demand planning the right levels of inventory
  •         Address any supply disruption or conflict situation through consensus solution or recommendation for escalation.
  •         Manage a team of Supply Planner’s
  •         Identify and drive system improvements in areas related to materials management and requirements planning.
  •         Ensure regular liaison with internal partners to maintain effective supply and reconcile any production/materials issues
  •         Build relationship with Suppliers to ensure open line of communication and transparency
  •         Provide information in material meetings to report on inventory levels, and supplier/material issues
  •         Develop and communicate key performance indicators for supplier base
  •         Analyze and translate trends, increases, decreases in build and new product requirements
  •         Proactively lead change for improving efficiencies and effectiveness
  •         Manage obsolete raw material inventory.


  •         BS Degree required
  •         2-5 years Material Planning background in applicable industry
  •         Detailed working knowledge of MRP.
  •         In depth knowledge of material management processes.
  •         Strong analytical and Microsoft Office software skills.
  •         Excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
  •         Ability to adapt well to change.
  •         Strong attention to detail.
  •         Dependability a must and a strong team oriented work ethic.

Shearer’s Snacks is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation