Operations Planner-Emporia, KS

Company Name:
140000418: Operations Planner-Emporia, KS
Hill's Pet Nutrition is a $2.2 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Diet and Prescription Diet brand pet foods. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.
We invite applications for a Operations Planner. As a Operations Planner , Emporia KS, for Hill''s Pet Nutrition, you will work in a friendly, team-oriented environment producing the industry''s leading premium dry dog and cat food. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art technology and processes. Our employees enjoy a caring, respectful, professional, and open atmosphere.
Responsibilities for this position include:
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 OP&M; TL 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 Operations Planning and Materials Leader to deliver customer service, productivity, and cost results and balance priorities.
Update SOP, SAP material master, and working with 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.
Work with cross functional teams to implement and maintain CP Best Practices for Factory Performance and Reliability
Work with raw and packaging material suppliers, quality, EHS, and corporate procurement to improve quality, reliability, cost, and safety.
BA / BS Degree in Operations Management, Business, Technical field or equivalent.
Minimum 1 year experience in production planning, 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.
Experience in finished goods production planning and replenishment of finished goods, raw & packaged materials to meet forecasted demand and distribution.
Food manufacturing experience.
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.
Hill''s offers all employees:
Highly competitive pay
Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
Short-term and long-term disability
Life Insurance
Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts
Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
14 paid holidays
Annual paid vacation
Discounts on pet insurance
On-going training
Opportunities for advancement
Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment
In addition, Hill''s Maintenance Technician employees receive:
Potential to earn quarterly bonus based on achievement of Plant goals
Allowance for uniforms and steel-toed shoes
Allowance for prescription safety glasses
At Colgate-Palmolive/Hill''s Pet Nutrition, we care about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. We proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. We continuously strive to become a great place to work.
For more information about Hill''s and Colgate, go to our websites at: / and /
Organization: Hill''s Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Function: Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Primary Location: US-KS-Emporia
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type: Experienced
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Posting End Date: May 26, 2014, 11:59:00 PM
Req ID: 140000418

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