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Materials Planner - Happy Family Organics, ID

Company: Danone North America
Location: Boise
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children s health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother s Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby s feeding journey, whether that s breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picky eating. We thoughtfully craft organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid s age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.

Happy Family Organics is looking for a Materials Planner in Boise, ID.


This position reports to the Supply Planning Manager and is responsible for material inventories for a specified category to support finished goods production plans, minimize obsolescence and provide overall cost containment. The buyer must be able to communicate with all internal parties and manage key supplier relationships. They are involved in growing and maintaining the companies relevant business systems (SAP, MRP, etc.).

Key Responsibilities:

* Place raw material purchase orders for Happy Family.

* Overall responsibility for material plans for specified categories.

* Ensure overall MRP system (both within SAP and in external processes) maintained and overall system planning is optimized. Conduct regular consistent reviews of all parameters and update based on new criteria.

* Lead & conduct material planning meetings with suppliers, ensuring all material plans are adequate from DOS and obsolescence targets in the long and short term.

* Daily and/or weekly coordination with suppliers to track lead-times on open orders to ensure timely delivery.

* Provide timely updates for open orders and scheduled deliveries to relevant internal parties.

* Work with the Purchasing, Planning, and Production teams to help maintain purchasing schedules and proper inventory levels; optimize inventory management.

* Develop KPIs to monitor performance, timely deliverables, process and operations throughput

* Establish clear communication channels with functional departments and management levels as-well-as sourcing partners.

* Track and Assist in resolution of at-risk on-hand and/or contract balances inventory.

* Data entry into SAP Business One; crucial for maintaining data integrity that s used cross-functionally

* Assist in new supplier evaluation and set up in internal business systems.

* Manage and resolve all day to day supplier service issues and escalate to procurement as needed.

* Participate in weekly supply planning team meetings with counterparts in finished good planning, deployment, forecasting and procurement to deliver key KPIs - service, DOS, forecast accuracy, material SS, obsolescence minimization and sourcing optimization

Competencies needed:

* Demonstrated understanding of supply chain processes and safety stock optimization strategies

* Demonstrated understanding of materials management & supplier management

* SAP knowledge a plus

* APICS certification desired

* Strong project management/organization skills

* Success in problem solving and critical thinking

* Achieve results effectively

* Anticipates and is proactive

* Develop cross-functional effectiveness

* 4-year degree in Math or Supply Chain preferred

* Experience 0-2 years with a 4-year degree in supply chain, management or mathematics

* 3-5 years of experience with no degree

* Experience in CPG industry - preferred

* Ability to take thoughtful risks

* Apics certification preferred

Interfaces with: Forecasting & Master Planning, Production, Procurement, R&D, QA, Contract Manufacturers, 3rd Party Warehouses, Vendors & Suppliers.


As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little ones today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp . To learn more, please visit: For additional information, please visit

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit Danone - Happy Family, is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian
Job Segment: ERP, Supply, SAP, Quality Assurance, QA, Technology, Operations, Quality

Keywords: Danone North America, Boise , Materials Planner - Happy Family Organics, ID, Professions , Boise, Idaho

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