Reyes Holdings Materials Planner in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Position Description:

Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. Great Lakes Coca-Cola is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of Coca-Cola brands to the market area. Together with Coca-Cola, we are proud distribution partners for the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

Position Summary:

The Material Planner is responsible for ensuring production schedules are met by purchasing necessary materials and ensuring product arrives at plant(s) in a timely manner. In addition, this position is responsible for managing the procurement process for respective categories, from planning product purchases to ensuring conforming product is received.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Plan and execute purchase orders with vendors for raw materials and supplies, confirming price and delivery

  • Maintain appropriate reorder points on raw materials

  • Update purchasing records for price and other changes

  • Develop and execute plans to meet or exceed inventory targets

  • Assist in requesting quotes and sourcing new suppliers

  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure product is available for production, new product launches and promotions

  • Lead, assist and participate with productivity projects as opportunities present themselves or as assigned

  • Develop and maintain MRP systems

  • Perform additions, general updates and overall maintenance in the system

  • Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality control, distribution capabilities and the suppliers historical performance

  • Provide analytical data related to supplier performance

  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a warehouse environment

Position Requirements:

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2 to 4 years previous work experience in a production/warehouse/manufacturing environment

  • Minimum 1 year direct experience material planning within the manufacturing industry. Experience with manufactured goods. Experience in CPG highly preferred.

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Ability to work 1st shift: 5am -1:30pm – Shift & start times could vary

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient at expediting product to plant as required.

  • Strong project management skills; planning and executing.

  • High analytical capability with excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong PC software application knowledge using SAP/CONA, Excel, Work, Access and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands and Work Environment :

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach, stretch, stoop, bend, and use hands and fingers. This position requires the employee to be able to read, write, and communicate orally in English

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.