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Materials Manager III

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 5/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-25138

Job Description Summary

Manages all activity related to inventory for both raw and finished goods; leads efforts to reduce overall plant waste streams; ensure plant compliance with company inventory standards and regulations. Also helps coordinate the commercialization of new products/packaging along with upkeep of SAP plant Master Data. Leads efforts to ensure, meet and maintain plant metrics around SAP health standards.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Oversee Product Management from a plant produced to redirect standpoint; oversee packaging and material /availability through Material coordinators using SAP APO (or legacy system) to support the operational plans and customer demand of the plant. 
  • Master Data:  maintain, monitor and revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP APO system effectively planning future requirements.
  • Inventory management:  maintain finished goods and material inventory levels within the parameter set by inventory policy; monitoring levels and continuously adjusting future production and purchases as necessary.  Monitor “age of stock” reports to avoid risk of slow moving and obsolete product.
  • Demand Forecasts:  Review historical orders and utilize software tools in order support the operations plans and customer demand of the plant.  Analyze and evaluate upstream processes to secure materials in order to reduce costs to the KO system. 
  • Data Integrity:  Synthesize data and identify problems through operational and financial analysis to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Oversee management of Raw Materials:  Ensure that both raw materials and finished product meet customer specifications.
  • Inventory Management:  Maintain inventory levels or inventory by using various reports from suppliers, material usage reports and software (SAP) tools to prepare for anticipated demand and/or appropriately recommend cost-reducing inventory level actions to management.
  • Manage HFCS order process as well as managing demurrage charges
  • Overall management of the DMR process to ensure that the plant receive timely credit of damage inventory
  • Supplier Demand Signals:  Ensure that the SAP/MRP system creating demand signals sufficient to drive supplier production planning.  Maintain tactical execution relationships with supplier production and distribution points sharing information regarding quality and delivery failures.
  • New Items & Sunsets:  Coordinate production planning and material requirements for all new product and package launches.  Coordinate run-out of materials and/or ingredients for all package sunsets.
  • People Management:  Have people skills to coach and lead direct reports as well as manage labor budgets.
  • Manage the Plant's annual wall to wall physical inventory count

  • Bachelor's degree or APICS/CSMCP certification

 Related Work Experience: 

  • At least 2 years

Technical Skills: 

  • Requirements Planning - ability to plan materials and service requirements to support ongoing business.
  • Forecasting - Demand - knowledge of demand forecasting techniques and inputs (e.g. business trends, seasonality, consumption patterns).
  • Master Data - Appreciation for the importance that master data plays in driving the MRP process.  Must have ability to identify gaps in master data that are driving sub-optimal MRP results.
  • Information Systems - Knowledge and use of existing KO Technical Information (e.g. SAP, Outlook, Word, Excel, Lync) to generate necessary data.  Ability to access, analyze and utilize information in a manner that adds value to the organization.  Ability to propose system enhancements based on business needs.
  • Inventory Management:  Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/re-order levels.  Knowledge of asset management procedures, policies and information used to optimize inventory levels and/or fill rates (e.g., balance inventory levels against inventory carrying costs).

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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. Apply
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