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Supply Inbound Logistics Coordinator

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Franklin, TN - Franklin, TN

Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Supply Inbound Logistics Coordinator to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

Purpose of Role

The Inbound Logistics Coordinator is responsible for Operating and maintaining an efficient inbound material pipeline that supports the plant production schedules to meet customer service objectives. Minimize the cost of supply by helping to reduce losses due to obsolescence, aged inventory and transportation costs involved in delivering the raw materials and packaging to the plant. Maintain inventories at optimal level that balances use of working capital against the risk of disruption to production. Communicate effectively between plants, suppliers, supply activity analysts, planners, commercial buyers and other functions to manage changes and exceptions.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage the inbound pipeline for ingredients and packaging to Red Collar Pet Food sites and any third party facilities
  • Ensure that all plants have inventory to support production schedule while reducing inventory investment
  • Determine packaging & raw material order quantity needs based on combination of production demand forecast, historical usage, pipeline inventory level and other key inputs such as run-out estimate and EOQ etc.
  • Place orders with suppliers and maintain order status information up to date in system
  • Schedule packaging & raw material order releases with suppliers
  • Follow through the order to ensure timely and complete delivery to sites; Maintain order information accuracy in system.
  • Manage inventory levels for assigned sites or customers to make the best use of allocated space and capital while minimizing the inventory risks due to obsolescence and interplant transfer freight cost
  • Consolidate orders to minimize LTL shipments from suppliers and between sites
  • Work with Commercial, suppliers and sites to ensure lead-times, safety stock levels and economic order quantities are consistent with best practices
  • Collaborate with suppliers, sites, operations planning as well as other functions to develop cost effective and efficient approach to resolve raw material & packaging shortages at sites
  • Manage raw material & packaging supply and inventory ramp-up/ramp-down for transition items
  • Maintain close and clear communication with key stakeholders to ensure changes to packaging and raw materials, plant schedules and/or supplier sourcing options do not cause service disruptions
  • Assist with disposition of damaged materials and replacement of rejected shipments
  • Understand the operation process, capacity and delivery constraints of suppliers and sites and communicate effectively to both external parties and internal functions
  • Challenge data / directions from production schedules, initial order quantity, run out analysis and others in order to make the best decision for the business
  • Coordinate the raw material & packaging run outs for transitions to new packaging
  • Work cross-functionally on new projects
  • Record issues affecting raw material and packaging supply chain
  • Drive continuous team improvements on process, collaboration and other areas
  • Resolve related invoice issues
  • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of business results in the following key areas for ingredients/packaging materials:
  • Supplier Performance
  • 98.5%+ of Inbound loads deliver on time, in full and in specification
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Experience with SAP and/or JD Edwards ERP systems
    • Basic skills on standard software (e.g. MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook etc)
    • Understanding of logistics for ingredient/packaging pipelines
    • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented
    • Good math, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet the timeline
    • Time management and prioritization
    • Ability to work under stress in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally
    • Ability to work overtime & weekends
    • 1-2 years of materials planning, purchasing and logistics planning or internship experience in a manufacturing setting
    • Strong knowledge of factory and manufacturing processes

      Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Understandings of supply chain and manufacturing process
      • Experience in Ingredient & Packaging materials logistics and/or sourcing

        Preferred Quali?cations:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or related field
        • Advanced degree preferred, but not required

          Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Franklin , Supply Inbound Logistics Coordinator, Professions , Franklin, Tennessee

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