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Material Scheduler 1

Req. ID 29689
Primary Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14086

Secondary Location:  Buffalo

Position Profile:


The Material Scheduler, reporting to the Senior Manager of Supply Planning, will support production scheduling and production management by creating purchase orders and coordinating raw materials and packaging for assigned production facility. Able to support other locations as needed through a solid understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) in an Enterprise Wide Requirements Planning (ERP) environment.


Position Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing the material requirements and issuing purchase orders to vendors for incoming goods for assigned plant(s) and co-manufacturers.
  • Coordinating the shipment of raw materials between plant locations and co-manufacturers.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with Vendors to handle/resolve various issues to include order placements, ETA’s (estimated time arrivals), material defects, etc.
  • Working closely with related department on raw material issues (purchasing, shipping, receiving, scheduling, etc.)
  • Monitoring compliance with purchase order terms and conditions with respect to on time delivery and scheduled arrivals. (Shortages, damages, back orders, etc.)
  • Generating and consistently reviewing inventory usage reports to minimize re-work due to the use of expired ingredients.
  • Inventory forecasting for seasonal production runs.
  • Requests cycle counts as needed to support inventory accuracy.
  • Coordinates analysis of physical inventory and inventory levels for planning purposes.
  • Manages storage capacity for raws and packs
  • Maintain and investigate inventory adjustments including negative on-hand reports and other losses in the raw material inventories. Managing to inventory target levels for raw materials and packaging
  • Minimizes demurrage charges and other penalties for transportation and rail cars (if applicable).
  • Reviews master production schedule and forecast, establishing a working sequence of each item on various production systems and priorities to ensure complete and on time shipment according to customer orders or sales projections.
  • Analyzes production specifications and plant capacity data
  • Works with suppliers to maintain minimum inventory to support production schedule
  • Works with production leaders to achieve optimal flow of product
  • Ensures proper scheduling of materials for production in accordance with customer demands and equipment availability
  • Supports plant production boards and operation excellence related activities
  • Interfaces with production to resolve problems relevant to material receipt and material quality
  • Generates, analyzes and distributes production and inventory level reports to management.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement on a daily basis. Takes the initiative to resolve purchasing issues without supervision. Willingly participates with production teams to resolve production, purchasing and planning issues.
  • Performs other tasks as needed in support of manufacturing operations, customers and suppliers.
  • Actively manages inventory to avoid obsolescence.
  • Confers with department supervisors/checks production status to determine progress of assigned production and to provide information on changes in processing methods received from Quality Assurance and Product Development.
  • Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.  Adjusts schedules to meet emergencies caused by downtime, increased production demands, or material and/or manpower shortages
  • Identify cost savings and productivity opportunities
  • Support other plants as needed, especially to provide PTO back up support.
  • Provide support to the Global One team for SAP go-live for the US and other countries.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Experience / Skills: 

  • Proficient in MS Excel, including advanced spreadsheet creation and manipulation
  • Strong ERP system experience, SAP preferred
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Superior communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Action oriented
  • Drive for results
  • Integrity and trust with strong work ethic
  • Strong organization skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Inventory management, including ERP inventory control, cycle counting, and reconciliation
  • Organized and prompt, both with scheduled needs and response to issues
  • Experience in Manufacturing
  • Experience: 3-5 years of Materials Coordination, including: purchasing, scheduling, expediting and/or inventory control in a manufacturing environment.



Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management or related.

Preferred: CPIM certification

Travel Requirement:

Approximately 5%




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

Job Segment: ERP, Scheduler, Supply, SAP, Technology, Administrative, Customer Service, Operations

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