Purchasing MRO Material Group Planner in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/17/2020

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The MRO Material Planner for Carthage/Jonesboro requires a general computer systems knowledge in order that total visibility to all our operational facilities can be viewed from a single location and for the purposes of establishing a vendor network and inventory control system corporate wide. The best candidate will have a general SAP system knowledge.  This position will manage multi-plant contractual purchases and inventory control. Material Planners prepare cost spreadsheets, management presentations, and vendor review evaluations and solicit quotations as directed by the Regional Purchasing Manager. This position will work cross functionally to manage and execute purchasing policy while maintaining internal and external business relationships. This position will review new vendors set up according to policy and the fit for the overall Butterball spend need.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews/approves purchase requisitions for plant needs and orders materials
  • Ensures MRO purchasing requirements are adhered to and maintained.
  • Vendor appointments
  • Updates project files
  • Prepares analysis spreadsheets and presentations
  • Issues and gathers information from all required plant locations
  • Research and populate bid requests and spreadsheets
  • Request and reviews vendor documentation of materials prior to purchase
  • Participates in internal conference calls and meetings

Additional Responsibilities

  • Places weekly requisition purchases orders
  • Checks PO status with vendors
  • Updates cost saving spreadsheets
  • Attends safety and fire drill meetings
  • Supply’s data for month end reports
  • Fills in for other Corporate Material Planners as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of SAP computer systems is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and electronic
  • Manufacturing knowledge
  • Excellent office equipment abilities

Education & Experience: 

  • One-year relevant work experience required
  • Associate Degree in Business or related field preferred
  • Excellent computer skills to include Word, Excel and Power Point


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