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Materials Planner

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Chino, CA - USA
  • Post Date: 8/15/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Post End Date: August 25 - 2019
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 26% - 50%
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Job ID: R-32237US-CA-Chino

Job Description Summary


United States of America



Travel Required:

26% - 50%

Relocation Provided:


Job Posting End Date:

August 25, 2019


Job Description Summary:

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

The Materials Planner leads the SAP planning function for Coca-Cola North America's plants and co-packers. The incumbent will be accountable for planning/scheduling MRP materials ordering, releasing schedules to production, and inventory control for raw materials. This includes coordinating the commercialization of new products/packaging.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities

  • Production planning, detailed scheduling & product management. Maintain packaging and material/availability using SAP in order to support the operational plans and customer demand of the plant.
  • Master Data: maintain, monitor and revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP 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 making adjustments to future production and purchases as necessary. Monitor “age of stock” reports to avoid risk of slow-moving obsolete product.
  • Demand forecast: Review historical orders and utilize software tools in order to 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 in order to improve operational and financial performance.
  • Manage Raw Materials: Ensure that both raw materials and finished product meet customer specifications.
  • Inventory Management: Maintain inventory levels within the parameter set by inventory policy and using various reports from suppliers, material usage reports and software (SAP) tools in order to prepare for anticipated demand and/or appropriately recommend cost-reducing inventory actions to management. Monitor levels and continuously making adjustments to future production and purchases as necessary.
  • 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 collaborate with key-stakeholders.

Education Requirements:  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience: 

  • 3-5 years' experience in high-volume supply chain organization is required; food/beverage industry is preferred

Functional Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel) and SAP
  • Strong analytical skills and can work with mathematical concepts
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills.

Our Growth Culture:

One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.


Keep seeking, never settle.  Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.


Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

Version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Push for progress, not perfection. There are very few overnight successes. Greatness is borne of many little victories (and failures). Share v 1.0, test it, and make it better. Then create the next version. Because the moment we think something is perfect, it will be obsolete.


Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn't enough. We need genius.

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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