The Coca-Cola Company.
Job Posting End Date:
April 16, 2018
30017447 - Buyer III
0101 Coca-Cola North America
Open for Referrals:
Responsible for establishing and maintaining optimal production schedule that meets demand requirements as well as meeting customer service levels. Responsible for timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet production plan and inventory control for raw materials within approved guidelines.
Function Specific Activities:
Plan production: work with plan operations to understand constraints and capabilities to achieve optimal planning by increasing output while reducing cost.
Generates, review and monitor purchase orders. Resolve errors on purchase orders as needed by working with AP, supplier and receiving facility. Ensure that incoming materials are in compliance with Coca-Cola standards. Review reports for stock outs and expedite open orders to full fill production schedule. Works with procurement on supplier’s opportunities with MOQ and lead times.
Inventory management: Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/re-order levels to for finished goods and raw materials in order to support operational plans and customer demand of the plant as well as inventory levels within the parameter set by inventory policy. Monitoring levels continuously making adjustments to future planned production and purchase orders as necessary. Monitor “age of stock” reports to avoid risk of slow moving and obsolete materials.
Master Data: maintain, monitor and revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP system effectively planning future material requirements for finished goods and raw materials. Appreciation for the importance that master data plays in driving the MRP process. Must have ability to identify gaps in master data that are driving sub-optimal MRP results.
Demand Forecast: review historical customer orders and material usage versus forecast and work with Demand Planning on under/over forecast to achieved optimal inventory management. Knowledge of demand forecasting techniques and inputs (e.g. business trends, seasonality, consumption patterns).
Supplier Collaboration: Ensure that the SAP system creating demand signals sufficient to drive supplier production planning. Maintain tactical execution relationships with supplier production and distribution points sharing information regarding quality and delivery failures.
New Items & Product discontinuations: Ensure availability of material requirements for all new product and package launches. Coordinate run-out of materials and/or ingredients for all package sunsets. Also coordinates the commercialization of new products.
Clearly and proactively communicate potential supply chain interruptions.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or related field. CPIM certified is a plus.
Related Work Experience: At least 4 years of experience in Production Planning/Material Planning/Inventory Control
Ability to define a problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and solutions.
Must possess strong analytical skills.
Material Requirements Planning - ability to plan materials in SAP in order to support ongoing business.
Information Systems – Knowledge and use of SAP or another ERP tool. Advance excel and access experience is a plus. Ability to access, analyze and utilize information in a manner that adds value to the organization. Ability to propose system enhancements based on business needs.
Bachelors Degree or University
Years of Experience:
5-7 Years Experience Leadership Behaviors:
DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders.
INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential.
GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.