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Material Planner

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Work Designation: Hybrid
Employment Status: Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Purchasing Manager, the Material Planner is responsible for ensuring the accurate, timely purchasing of ingredients, and other materials used in the day-to-day manufacture of products for the facility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Based on the production schedule and inventory on hand calculate the material requirements to ensure continuous on time ingredients availability for production.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers.
  • Follow-up of purchase orders, verify accuracy and update system as required.
  • Schedule material pick-up with 3rd party Logistics.
  • Schedule shipments of inbound materials in Shipping Calendar.
  • Manage short lead time materials and short shelf-life materials efficiently
  • Keep up information flow with the warehouse about the expected shipments and quantities
  • Respond to supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Provide clear communication with production and scheduler on material shortage or delays.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and those goods meet specifications.
  • Involvement in the annual and ad hoc inventory counts.
  • Maintain item master accuracy.
  • Collect all necessary data for new incoming materials.
  • Perform department duties when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of proven work experience in material planning, purchasing or a related field.
  • Post-Secondary Education Required.
  • Previous material planning experience in food manufacturing facility a definite asset.
  • Supply chain/purchasing certification an asset.
  • Experience working with a formalized MRP or ERP system; preferably JD Edward.
  • Experience managing relationships with external vendors.

Knowledge and Skills:

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits, with coverage beginning on your 1st day of employment.

  • Health, Prescription Drugs, Dental & Vision
  • RRSP Program
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short & Long Term Disability, Out of Country/Emergency Medical Travel, and other optional benefits.
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • College Assistance Program

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.