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Material Planner

Company: Herbalife
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The Material Planner will assist the Production Planning Department to plan and schedule Production efficiently and effectively to maximize production output, minimize downtime and reduce risk to the company's supply chain while meeting distributor needs. The position will be responsible for coordinating with Sourcing and other support departments to manage the raw materials and components to keep Production operating, which includes accountabilities for inventory control (financials), product obsolescence and excessive inventory. In addition, this position is responsible for building and enhancing reports and processes in support of a streamlined product flow that will reduce stocks-outs while also focusing on reducing excessive inventory (both finished goods and raw materials).


  • Coordinate, expedite and track the flow of raw materials, components, and WIP in production and manufacturing
  • Develop and publish reports to track raw material and component demands and consumption with Oracle ERP systems and Quintiq Production Scheduling Software
  • Participate in daily meetings with Sourcing, Transportation, and Quality departments. Develop database to track reoccurring opportunities and challenges
  • Coordinate with component and label planning teams to review monthly buy plan. Also review label to scrap monthly.
  • Review aging inventory (raw materials and finished goods) and identify solutions for usage and shipments to Distribution Reports
  • Work with Sourcing to establish raw material safety stocking plans
  • Develop and provide material planning reports (consumption reports, future demand reports, FG inventory accuracy reports, etc.) to Planning Manager
  • Participate in the review, maintenance, and creation of departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.



  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptability, Flexibility, Creativity
  • Customer focused, both external and internal
  • Microsoft Office and Oracle ERP Systems


  • 3-5 years of experience in a Production Planning, Inventory Control, or Manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Production Planning processes utilizing Oracle ERP or similar ERP system


  • Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Economics, Business Administration, or related discipline.


  • APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification
  • Experience in a nutritional business or equivalent environment

Keywords: Herbalife, Winston-Salem , Material Planner, Other , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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