Material Planner

Broomfield, Colorado, United States | Contract


Our client is a global multi-billion dollar Consumer Packaged Goods company, based in Broomfield, CO.  They are seeking a contract Material Planner to work in their Broomfield, CO headquarters.  Estimated length of assignment is 4-6 months.


Responsible for material inventories for a specified category to support finished goods production plans, minimize obsolescence and provide overall cost containment.

  • Overall responsibility for material plans for specified categories
  • Ensure overall MRP system (both within SAP and in external processes) is 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.
  • Develop packaging run out plans with information from project managers, supply planning team, marketing and suppliers to minimize obsolescence and meet project timelines.
  • Participate in weekly supply planning team meetings with counterparts in finished good planning, deployment, forecasting and procurement to deliver key KPIs - service, DOS, L&D, forecast accuracy, material SS, obsolescence minimization and sourcing optimization
  • Track and report key KPIs – obsolescence, supplier inventory levels, DIO, service



  • Cross-functional environment: Supply Planning team members, marketing, manufacturing, suppliers, project management, finance, Creative Services, Master Data, Research & Innovation, Quality
  • Full responsibility for accurate Materials plans and strategies resulting in superior customer service and minimized operating costs.  Assist in development of safety stock strategies and inventory optimization modeling.
  • Key member of category team representing Material Planner function; team includes members in FG planning & deployment planning
  • Broad exposure to entire supply chain with direct contacts in both field and HQ.


Professional Experience/Education:



  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering or BBA with Supply Chain knowledge
  • Approximately 3-5+ years related experience in Supply Planning in a CPG industry
  • Ability to travel (10% of the time)


Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain processes and safety stock optimization strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of materials management & supplier management
  • SAP/APO/BW knowledge a plus
  • APICS certification desired


Managerial Competencies and Personal Skills/Attributes:

  • Strong project management/organization skills
  • Success in problem solving and critical thinking
  • Achieve results effectively
  • Anticipates and is proactive.
  • Develop cross-functional effectiveness
  • Leads and drives change
  • Ability to take thoughtful risks
  • Develop talent through training, feedback, coaching and fostering a training environment
  • Passion for excellence