Materials Planner I

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Springfield, MO, US, 65803

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals

Materials Planner I

The Opportunity 

As a Material Planner I, you will be at the forefront of material requirements planning (MRP). Your role will involve the strategic management of key planning variables, including demand consumption, inventory levels, and lead times. Your expertise will be crucial in generating time-phased plans for material and ingredient needs, adhering to established planning policies. The primary objective of this role is to guarantee the availability of raw materials, thereby supporting manufacturing plans and ensuring we meet our customer service level targets. This position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on our operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. This role reports to the Materials Planning Manager and duties include but are not limited to the following;

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert in tools or systems that drive material requirements planning (e.g., SAP, JdA).
  • Monitor inventory and production for material availability.
  • Use planning methods to optimize inventory costs and efficiency.
  • Share constrained material issues and recovery plans with relevant teams.
  • Investigate supply shortfalls, excess stock, and inventory discrepancies affecting service levels.
  • Control inventory levels and manage raw material obsolescence by updating SKUs.
  • Communicate operational issues, initiate corrective actions, and keep stakeholders informed.
  • Use MRP to meet material requirements for manufacturing schedules.
  • Monitor inventory levels and production plans to ensure material availability.


The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (minimum 3 years).
  • Experience with manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials (BOMs).
  • Ability to present information effectively and respond to inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to handle practical problems and interpret various types of instructions.
  • Proficient in email, record keeping, database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems.
  • Understanding of the pay-to-procure process.
  • Strong data analysis skills and proficiency in Excel. (Advanced Excel skills preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Springfield, MO. and there is opportunity to work a hybrid schedule.


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield