Materials Scheduler
Coca Cola
Lahore, Punjab PK
2d ago

Materials Scheduler

Our vision is loved brands, done sustainably, for a better shared future. We strive to provide cutting-edge excellence in ingredients, innovation, design, and marketing.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet planning / scheduling production and inventory control for raw materials and / or finished goods within approved guidelines.

You’ll also coordinate the commercialization of new products / packaging and may occasionally plan / schedule production on a need as basis.

We’ll looking for a candidate with exception planning experience that has a passion for the details and problem solving.

What You’ll Do for Us

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for providing the supply of raw materials for manufacturing operations, in order to maintain operations across all factories in line with Sales and Operating Plans (SOP)
  • Manage planning parameters and related processes and objectives
  • Liaise with key stakeholders including supplier, production planner, procurement team, and logistics
  • Participation in regular review meetings with production planning and logistics to ensure material coverage
  • Proactively review long lead time materials to ensure timely creation of requisitions to prevent stock outs and maintain safety stock level.
  • Management of raw materials inventory within agreed budget guidelines
  • Facilitate timely and accurate reconciliation of invoices and documentation with suppliers / accounts
  • Work closely with freight forwarders to coordinate the delivery and receipt of materials
  • Plan and monitor inbound containers with freight forwarders / agents
  • Drive the performance of UISS Ingredients programs across Asia Plants
  • Purchase Order Management

  • Create, release, submit and follow through of Purchase Orders to meet the demands of the Production plan and Product Commercialization requirements for dedicated material categories and across the different manufacturing sites.
  • Review material planning suggestions and exception messages and activate materials / ingredients purchase,
  • re-schedule and cancellation accordingly to support the production plan.

  • Follow through and monitor inbound deliveries with suppliers to ensure materials are available in-time for production and meeting inventory guidelines.
  • Fix issues (problem solving) with the key stakeholders for ensuring continuity of supply
  • Revise delivery schedule in a timely manner to communicate changes either internally or externally driven (eg, changes in customer priorities) to the relevant parties.
  • Pull in or push out ingredients accordingly to ensure a healthy inventory situation.

  • Liaise with Planning & Logistic teams, Warehouse, Product Portfolio teams, Production and Customer Services as appropriate.
  • Ensure Purchase Order closure and perform Invoice verification with Finance & key stakeholders, as necessary.
  • Provide monthly forecast to suppliers
  • Materials Inventory Management

  • Purchase ingredients and materials in adherence to the inventory guidelines to support the production plan.
  • Support the Materials Review Board (MRB) & AOS (Age of Stock) processes by ensuring inventory levels comply with company’s policy and write-off are minimized.
  • Proactively support mitigation of raw materials inventory at risk and coordinate effort in minimizing ingredient write-off.
  • Monitor stock availability at supplier’s
  • Supplier Management and Development

  • Develop existing supplier by performing regular performance reviews on suppliers’ delivery and drive improvements.
  • Complaint Handling

  • Manage supplier’s quality and performance by submitting non-compliance report and following through till closure.
  • Perform root-caused analysis with suppliers and internal parties and ensure corrective actions are in-placed and complete closure of issues.
  • Qualifications / Competencies / Skills :

  • Must have at least 3-5 years of experience in a Supply / Distribution Planning role or material management experience, or Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science / Engineering, Data Science, Analytics / Engineering, Information Sciences, Business Intelligence / Analytics.
  • Good working knowledge of SAP is a must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation skills with the ability effectively interact with all stakeholders in English.
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Strong ability to create good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • What We Can Do For You

  • Innovative Technology : We utilize and lead the market with our large supply chain network and state-of-art technology we use each day.
  • Experiences : A global organization and the opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Compensation & Benefits : Competitive benefits package that start on day one of employment
  • Skills

  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRP); Complaint Handling; Purchase Order Management; Material Scheduling; Stakeholder Management;
  • Sharp Analytical Mind; Supplier Management; Inventory Management

    Our Purpose and Growth Culture :

    We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference.

    We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves.

    We focus on four key behaviors curious, empowered, inclusive and agile and value how we work as much as what we achieve.

    We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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