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Alma - Supply Chain Planner

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Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: Alma, GA, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

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•  Planning materials using SAP MRP, ensuring material availability, system cleanliness and having a good understanding of the principles of MRP.

•  Troubleshooting of problems within SAP and having or developing sufficient system knowledge to achieve super-user status.

•  Creating manufacturing and purchasing schedules which achieve customer needs at a justifiable cost.

•  Maintaining and reviewing inventory levels in line with company targets.

•  Carrying out administrative activities related to inventory adjustments and assisting in the management of physical inventories.

•  Ensuring company On Time in Full delivery targets are achieved.

•  Managing and maintaining good information flow with other departments.  Being able to collaborate on solutions that do not sub-optimize the whole.

•  Proactively and continuously improving personal and departmental performance.

•  Maintaining professional relationships with external suppliers.

Person specification:

•  Experience of planning in an MRP system.  SAP is an advantage.

•  Strong Microsoft Excel skills.  Comfortable with the use of Formulas, Pivot Tables, VLookups.

•  Have a High School diploma, with good math skills. Higher Education is an advantage.

•  Self-motivated, having a flexible working attitude and a determination to succeed.

•  Be a fast and efficient problem solver and be comfortable with changing priorities.

•  Have the ability to be an effective team player and contribute to the team’s continued development. Build strong relationships and gain a good and strong understanding of other roles within the department to enhance overall Supply Chain effectiveness.

•  Strong communication skills, comfortable interacting with management and production associates.

•  A strong customer focus and a willingness to be the customer’s advocate in the manufacturing environment.

•  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work to short deadlines.

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.