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Plant Material Manager

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Job ID 230972 Date posted 09/22/2022 Location : Springdale, Arkansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Plant Material Manager will lead and develop a team that plans, schedules and handles raw all packaging, ingredients, and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) material inventories needed for production. In this role, you will direct, advise and make decisions on all major material requirements planning activities for a medium sized team with medium or high impact on working capital.

Key Accountabilities

  • Review and publish material requirements planning metrics targets.
  • Provide support and direction to ensure raw materials packaging, ingredients, and MRO are sourced in alignment with the master production plan.
  • Provide support and advice to ensure appropriate data and inputs are used for material requirements planning.
  • Support team in handling raw material inventories to target levels and manage exceptions.
  • Lead and develop a team, coach and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance, and disciplinary actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Information.

  • This position is posted internally as well as externally.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience.

Preferred  Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven years of experience with at least three in material requirements planning, supply and inventory planning, master production planning or production scheduling.
  • Two years of supervisory experience. 
  • Two years of SAP experience.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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