MATERIAL PLANNER

Overview

Date Posted:
5/4/2022
Job Code:
MP6450
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Manufacturing and Operations



Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.


Description

 

Summary

The Material Planner will be responsible for managing the Supply and Inventory plans for key species. The role is responsible for guiding the upstream organization on Domestic Fish needs and for proactively managing downstream production constraints and market expectations around service and inventory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective material planning process with the upstream operations for key species by balancing inventory and plant consumption while delivering superior customer service.
  • Understand the market demand and the related plant utilization of material as inputs to developing a robust Demand-Supply gap assessment.
  • Provide weekly/monthly inputs to P&L team for taking buy-sell decisions.
  • Lead Material Planning improvement initiatives and proactively manage projects to improve efficiency and longer-term planning.
  • Identify material risks and develop mitigation plans and recommendations for corrective action to secure material and manage service levels.
  • Identify and communicate constraints that may impact the achievement of the business demand.
  • Manage the material planning systems and tools as super users and provide inputs to continuously improve their performance.
  • Prepare and maintain relevant reports on material planning and inventory tracking.
  • Lead Weekly/Monthly material reviews and actively participate in the Global S&OP process.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Provide guidance to the DSX system (current planning system) team on continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to SAP Supply Planning leads on SAP IBP S&OP implementation (future planning system).
  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions.  
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings. 

Minimum Requirements

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the CPG industry in the areas of material planning, production planning and S&OP.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Engineering/Mathematics required.
  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Business Management preferred.

Qualifications: 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Must enjoy and be proficient in working with numbers and mining for insights.
  • Excellent excel skills required: Power-pivot skills a plus.
  • Experience working in popular Supply Planning tools (SAP/Oracle etc) preferred.

Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.