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Operations Planning Coordinator

Colgate Palmolive

Posted Thursday, May 4, 2023

Posting ID: 1024683800

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Orangeburg, SC
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# 152792 - Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

AE #LI-Onsite

At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you're interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.

The Operations Planning Coordinator is responsible for operating and maintaining an efficient inbound material pipeline that supports the plant production schedule to meet customer service objectives. They maintain inventories at an optimal level that balances use of working capital against the risk of disruption to production. They communicate effectively between suppliers, procurement, operations, planners, the inventory specialist, and buyers and other functions to manage changes and exceptions. They minimize the cost of supply by helping to reduce losses due to obsolescence, aged inventory and transportation costs involved in delivering the raw materials, packaging, and indirects to the plant.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Manage the inbound pipeline for ingredients, packaging, and indirects to the Hill's Pet Nutrition plant and any third party facilities;

• Ensure that the plant has inventory to support the production schedule while reducing inventory investment;

• Determine packaging & raw material & indirect order quantity needs based on combination of production demand forecast, historical usage, pipeline inventory level, plant inventory, and other key inputs;

• Place orders (write PO's) with suppliers and maintain order status information up to date in the system

• Schedule packaging & raw material order releases with suppliers

• Follow through the order to schedule timely and complete delivery to the plant; Maintain order information accuracy in system

• Manage inventory levels for the plant 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

• Work with suppliers and plants to ensure lead-times, safety stock levels and economic order quantities are consistent with best practices

• Collaborate with suppliers, operations, planning, corporate planning, as well as other functions to develop cost effective and efficient approach to resolve raw material & packaging shortages

• 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 operational processes, capacity and delivery constraints of suppliers and the plant 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 improvements on process, collaboration and other areas

• Resolve invoice issues

• Responsible for ensuring the delivery of business results for supplier performance to include inbound materials delivered on time, in full, and in spec for ingredients, packaging materials, and indirects


Basic qualifications include:
  • Understandings of supply chain and manufacturing process
  • 1+ years experience in Ingredient & Packaging materials logistics and/or sourcing

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

Salary Range $27 - $32 USD per hour
Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill's is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and , or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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