Supply Chain Material Planner

Welch's Concord , MA 01742

Posted 2 months ago


We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!


We are looking for a Material Planner to be a key member of the Supply Chain Planning team. This person will be responsible for managing time-phased material supply plans and inventory levels for assigned categories. They will work proactively and cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders to ensure coverage and mitigate risk of material related disruptions in the network, while at the same time protecting against having materials expire.


  • Plan, manage, and maintain appropriate inventory levels of materials and ingredients within the supply network

  • Continuously monitor slow moving, expiring, and obsolete inventory and drive improvements to achieve inventory goals and reduce obsolescence

  • Collaborate with suppliers & 3PLs to ensure time-phased forecasted requirement can be met

  • Escalate supply/inventory risk and work with key parties to identify options and drive resolution

  • Assist with preparation of data and materials for monthly meetings

  • Participate in projects/opportunities and ad hoc analysis as required

  • Perform other analytical tasks and/or related duties as assigned

You will be expected to deliver:

  • Material inventory levels within target

  • Best in class obsolescence management

  • Material Planning support that ensures success of projects (new product/formula launches etc)


  • Strong communication skills to work cross-functionally with our plants, co-manufacturers, sourcing, quality, and suppliers as well as work independently

  • Understand supply chain principles and impact of key inputs such as desired fill rates, forecast accuracy, target inventory levels, and inventory carrying costs

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to perform with urgency and accuracy while managing competing priorities and demands

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Communicate successfully and with confidence across multiple levels within the organization

  • Manage competing priorities

  • Be curious in nature of details of processes and problem solving interest


  • Candidates should have 1-3 years of experience in Supply Chain, preferably in a Supply Chain Planning or Material Planner role

  • BS/BA degree required

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint a must

  • Proficient in Supply Chain concepts


  • Organization with a bold, clear purpose.

  • Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.

  • Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.

  • Flexible schedules so you can balance your work life priorities.

  • Learning and development opportunities with coaching.

  • Safe and clean working environment.

Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

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Supply Chain Material Planner