Materials Scheduler

The Coca-Cola Company
Full time Full day
Lahore

Our vision is loved brands, done sustainably, for a better shared future. We strive to provide cutting-edge excellence in ingredients, innovation, design, and marketing. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet planning/scheduling production and inventory control for raw materials and/or finished goods within approved guidelines. You’ll also coordinate the commercialization of new products/packaging and may occasionally plan/schedule production on a need as basis. We’ll looking for a candidate with exception planning experience that has a passion for the details and problem solving.



What You’ll Do for Us



KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Responsible for providing the supply of raw materials for manufacturing operations, in order to maintain operations across all factories in line with Sales and Operating Plans (SOP)

  • Manage planning parameters and related processes and objectives

  • Liaise with key stakeholders including supplier, production planner, procurement team, and logistics

  • Participation in regular review meetings with production planning and logistics to ensure material coverage

  • Proactively review long lead time materials to ensure timely creation of requisitions to prevent stock outs and maintain safety stock level.

  • Management of raw materials inventory within agreed budget guidelines

  • Facilitate timely and accurate reconciliation of invoices and documentation with suppliers / accounts

  • Work closely with freight forwarders to coordinate the delivery and receipt of materials

  • Plan and monitor inbound containers with freight forwarders/agents

  • Drive the performance of UISS Ingredients programs across Asia Plants



Purchase Order Management



  • Create, release, submit and follow through of Purchase Orders to meet the demands of the Production plan and Product Commercialization requirements for dedicated material categories and across the different manufacturing sites.

  • Review material planning suggestions and exception messages and activate materials/ingredients purchase,
    re-schedule and cancellation accordingly to support the production plan.

  • Follow through and monitor inbound deliveries with suppliers to ensure materials are available in-time for production and meeting inventory guidelines.

  • Fix issues (problem solving) with the key stakeholders for ensuring continuity of supply

  • Revise delivery schedule in a timely manner to communicate changes either internally or externally driven (eg, changes in customer priorities) to the relevant parties. Pull in or push out ingredients accordingly to ensure a healthy inventory situation.

  • Liaise with Planning & Logistic teams, Warehouse, Product Portfolio teams, Production and Customer Services as appropriate.

  • Ensure Purchase Order closure and perform Invoice verification with Finance & key stakeholders, as necessary.

  • Provide monthly forecast to suppliers



Materials Inventory Management



  • Purchase ingredients and materials in adherence to the inventory guidelines to support the production plan.

  • Support the Materials Review Board (MRB) & AOS (Age of Stock) processes by ensuring inventory levels comply with company’s policy and write-off are minimized.

  • Proactively support mitigation of raw materials inventory at risk and coordinate effort in minimizing ingredient write-off.

  • Monitor stock availability at supplier’s



Supplier Management and Development



  • Develop existing supplier by performing regular performance reviews on suppliers’ delivery and drive improvements.



Complaint Handling



  • Manage supplier’s quality and performance by submitting non-compliance report and following through till closure.

  • Perform root-caused analysis with suppliers and internal parties and ensure corrective actions are in-placed and complete closure of issues.



Qualifications / Competencies / Skills:



  • Must have at least 3-5 years of experience in a Supply/Distribution Planning role or material management experience, or Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science / Engineering, Data Science, Analytics / Engineering, Information Sciences, Business Intelligence / Analytics.

  • Good working knowledge of SAP is a must.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills with the ability effectively interact with all stakeholders in English.

  • Strong analytical abilities

  • Strong ability to create good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment



What We Can Do For You



  • Innovative Technology: We utilize and lead the market with our large supply chain network and state-of-art technology we use each day.

  • Experiences: A global organization and the opportunity to learn and grow.

  • Compensation & Benefits: Competitive benefits package that start on day one of employment








Skills



Materials Requirements Planning (MRP); Complaint Handling; Purchase Order Management; Material Scheduling; Stakeholder Management; Sharp Analytical Mind; Supplier Management; Inventory Management


Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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