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Planner II, Central/West Regions

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The Planner II will purchase, review and monitor purchase orders; and email/fax or EDI over to vendors. Resolve errors on purchase orders as needed. Ensure that material coming in are in compliance with Coca-Cola standards. Review open Purchased Orders not submitted in MRP to suppliers/vendors. Filling purchase orders if needed. Review reports for stock outs and expedite open orders to full fill scheduling/production. Maintain packaging and material availability using SAP P08/P40 (or legacy system) in order to support the operational plans and customer demand of the plant, by reviewing order points for restock levels.



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Master Data: maintain, monitor (MRP in P08/P40) and revise essential system planning data to ensure SAP system effectively planning future material requirements.

Inventory Management: maintain material and/or finished inventory levels within the parameter set by inventory policy, monitoring levels continuously making adjustments to future purchases as necessary. Monitor “age of stock” reports to avoid risk of slow moving and obsolete material.

Demand Forecasts: review historical usage 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 in order to improve operational and financial performance.

Supplier Collaboration: Ensure that the SAP 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.

Classified – Confidential New Items & Sunsets: Ensure availability of material requirements for all new product and package launches. Coordinate run-out of materials and/or ingredients for all package sunsets.

Education: Bachelor degree is preferred.

Related Work Experience: At least 2 – 3 years in purchasing or planning.

Base Salary: $ 73,900 to $ 88,200

Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, is offered.

Core Competencies:

(a) Drives Innovative Business: Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvement; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.

(b) Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seek to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.

(c) Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels own and others’ energy to consistently deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.

(d) Imports & Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares, and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside of the Company and embraces change introduced by others.

(e) Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles: seeks and provide feedback and coaching to enhance performance.

Technical Skills:

Requirements Planning – ability to plan materials and service requirements in order 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.

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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