The Materials Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all materials for Syrup (and necessary Freestyle support) operations at the Atlanta Syrup Plant are ordered, planned, produced and delivered in an accurate and timely manner, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of product to all internal and external customers. Responsibilities include direct interaction with internal customers, external suppliers and other CCNA plants, accurate and timely data reporting to Coca-Cola Management and internal systems data management.
Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the responsibilities of the skill levels and competencies required for the job.
- Coordinate supply networks to ensure continuity of supply for Company-owned manufacturing operations by building and maintaining key relationships with suppliers and customers.
- Maintain communications with procurement to ensure correct supplier information, pricing, material set-up, resolution of purchase order, and invoicing issues.
- Monitor and lead ongoing reviews of existing vendors, industries, internal processes and customers in order to ensure continuity and quality of supply for KO system and customers.
- Monitor feedback mechanisms for business issues (e.g., metrics are met, problems are addressed, modifications and/or improvements are captured and integrated) to ensure product quality and consistency.
- Protect all intellectual property, information and technology surrounding confidential processes and products using established legal safeguards to prevent a breach of trademark security within the Company.
- Monitor communication and distribution of confidential and restricted information involving confidential ingredients using standard procedures for handling of confidential documentation in order to protect Company trademarks.
- Extract, analyze and report network system data in order to improve supply chain efficiencies using Company sponsored software (e.g., SAP, Excel).
- Classify and analyze inventory (e.g., raw materials, WIP, finished goods, A/B/C inventory) using statistical tools or other modeling methods considering cost, customer logistics and supplier requirements in order to establish minimum/maximum inventory levels and ensure supply/product availability.
- Coordinate and process international shipments between plants, customers and carriers. Be a Backup to SAP Analyst to ensure proper invoicing and payment to international customers.
- Receive, record and respond to customer or consumer inquiries/feedback using database tools and documented best practices in order to provide improved service performance and/or to capture and report data to internal/external users.
- Maintain and update all departmental volume reporting for use in general communications and internal/external stakeholder inquiries in order to facilitate accurate volume-related transactions and reporting.
- Evaluate and measure performance of external service providers (e.g., suppliers, distributors, third party logistics providers) using applicable performance metrics in order to ensure quality, service, efficiency and delivery to specifications as set forth in agreements.
- Enhance inventory control systems and procedures using updated technologies and best practices to effectively implement inventory planning, forecasting, replenishment and disposition processes.
- Help with cycle counting and/or annual physical inventories using inventory system reports, inventory location software and count sheets in order to ensure inventory accuracy.
- Maintain warehouse inventory levels to prepare for anticipated demand using available tools or technologies (e.g., ERP systems, cycle counting, orders, forecasts, APO).
- Maintain inventory levels and/or inventory level data using physical counts, supplier reports, material usage reports and software tools to prepare for anticipated demand and/or appropriately recommend cost-reducing inventory level actions to management.
- Production Planning for Syrup BIB and McBulk. Monitor and maintain inventory levels internally and at co-distribution centers for continuity of supply.
JOB REQUIREMENTS – The following is a listing of minimum indicated requirements for this job.
- Education: High School Diploma Degree or Equivalent work experience
- Related Work Experience: At least 3 Years
CORE COMPETANCIES – The following is a list of top Core Competencies needed for the job.
- Drives Innovative Business Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions that result in organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.
- Balances Immediate and Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.
- Delivers Results: Focuses on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels own and others’ energy to consistently deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.
- Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.
- Develops and Inspires Others: Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.
- Lives the Values: Demonstrates the values of The Coca-Cola Company through words, actions, and by example; fosters an environment that reflects the values of the company.
TECHNICAL SKILLS – The following is a list of the top Technical Skills needed for the job.
- Computer Modeling: Ability to apply and analyze large amounts of data for developing projections and estimates (e.g., transportation routings, supplier optimization).
- Software Applications: Knowledge and use of technical software applications appropriate to the specific work activities (e.g., basic Company applications, SAP, DBS, MRP, OPS, Service Source, MRP II, FAPDRP, Internet).
- Business Planning: Knowledge of specific supply chain capabilities, strategies, and interdependencies to perform short and long-term business planning. Ability to incorporate strengths, weaknesses, external opportunities and threats into business plan strategies and execution tasks.
- Contingency Planning: Knowledge of information used to establish contingency plans for supply chain processes (e.g., cost, risk level, manufacturing, and third-party capabilities). Ability to develop contingency plans that meet performance requirements.
- Distribution: Knowledge of distributor/distribution policies and procedures. Ability to understand costs/benefits of distributors and common carriers, third party capabilities, distribution structures to support customer order processes, and product availability.
- Forecasting – Cost: Knowledge of cost forecasting processes and inputs to determine the impact to KO and/or bottlers. Knowledge of key elements such as raw material costs, economic principles, supplier/processing costs and market conditions.
- Consumer Focus: Demonstrating understanding of how one’s actions and/or work impact the Company’s relationship with consumers.
- Inventory Management: Optimize inventory levels using statistical models to design min/max/reorder levels. Knowledge of asset management procedures, policies and information used to optimize inventory levels and/or fill rates (e.g., balance inventory levels against inventory carrying costs).
- Information Systems: Knowledge and use of existing KO Technical Information Systems (e.g., JDE, DBS, SAP, Intranet) to generate necessary data. Ability to access, analyze and utilize information in a manner that adds value to the organization. Ability to propose system enhancements based on business needs.
- Supply Chain: Knowledge of elements that make up the supply chain and the interrelationship between these elements. Ability to manage and execute strategies across the supply chain to reduce costs and gain efficiencies in the completion of a quality finished good. Ability to analyze, balance, synchronize and synergize all internal and external resources and assets to ensure the progress and ultimate completion of a finished good.
- Trademarks and Brands: Knowledge of KO Trademarks and Brands. Demonstrates an understanding of the obligation to protect and enhance Company trademarks.
- KO Processes: Knowledge of KO processes (e.g., fulfillment, settlement, purchase orders and reconciliation). Knowledge of specific supply chain process design standards and operating methods (e.g., packaging equipment, service and installation, order management). Knowledge of the impact, interdependencies, and relationships that each function within the supply chain has on each of the other functions.
- Monitoring, Measurement and Metrics: Knowledge of key business drivers or measures used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or a supplier. Ability to determine appropriate measures or metrics. Ability to measure against those standards. Ability to communicate performance standards and metrics.
- Training: Knowledge of training requirements, standards and guidelines. Includes the ability to apply individual and group technical training techniques. Ability to translate technical information for the appropriate audience (e.g., business, technical) and evaluate training effectiveness.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Available to work overtime, weekends or holidays and/or flexible shift hours as required.
- Some travel may be required
- Must meet physical requirements of position.
- Assessment Testing – Successfully complete Company technical assessment.
- The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Travel is a possible requirement.
Leadership; English Language; Mathematics; Forklift License; Communication; Machine Operations; High Mechanical Aptitude; Problem Solving; Writing; High Lift; Computer Literacy
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