Cargill Plant Material Manager Beef in Dodge City, Kansas

Plant Material Manager Beef

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

This is a critical role in the operations organization to ensure accurate inventory management along with efficient and accurate purchase requisitions. This role performs a wide variety of specialized and general duties, both manual and computerized, that are required to plan and procure P&I inventory, operating supplies, project materials and services, and manage materials information. This role includes an extensive understanding of material planning for operations, process development, & procurement execution. This role will also serve as critical support for procurement work within CSSP, to ensure respective site requirements are met.

Principal Accountabilities

20% P&I Material Planning Operations

  • Assists in the management of improvement projects and commitments requiring a comprehensive understanding of Packaging & Ingredients (P&I) Material planning practices and procedures.

  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of P&I Material planning practices and procedures to identify areas of improvement, working capital control, and cost management deficiencies.

  • Utilize moderately complex internal/external benchmark reports and activities for P&I management controls.

  • Review Sales needs, inventory, usage, storage capacity, and product specifications on a daily basis, and develop a plan in case of gaps in order to minimize cost to serve and impact to customers. Communicate with all relevant stake holders in the process using a comprehensive understanding of P&I Material planning practices and procedures.

25% Process Development, Planning & Execution

  • Monitors and manages capacity of inventory in relation to demand of customer orders for multiple products or sites. When needed, contributes to decision for how and when to modify the original forecast and plan with some oversight from manager.

  • With some oversight, sets stock levels and

  • Responsible for monitoring inventory and transaction accuracy and completeness (health) for multiple operations or sites.

  • Uses thorough knowledge of P&I material planning practices and procedures to validate, coordinate, and execute sales and operations plans with medium impact to working capital.Has freedom to make limited changes to ordering plans.

  • Works with stakeholders to manage expenses and efficient use of supplies and packaging.

  • Resolves forecast or inventory -related issues

  • Maintains and updates data needed to optimize inventory levels for production needs while managing carrying costs.Responsible to ensure accurate input of information to, SAP systems

  • Optimizes orders with medium-short term outlook

  • Review Sales volumes/Requirements

  • Review equipment capacity forecasts

  • Review product specification accuracy

  • Review historical usage data

35% Warehouse/Inventory Management

  • Supervise warehouse staff

  • Responsible for accurate cycle counts daily, weekly, monthly, annually on MRO, Pkging, WIP, and Final product inventories Coordinate with operations and planning on material delivery, WIP and Finished product inventories

  • Communicate with 3rd party suppliers on business needs

  • Responsible for insuring compliance with all Environment, Safety, and Food Safety requirements of the materials received into facility.

10% Customer & Client Interaction / Business Partnership

  • Discuss with internal stakeholders (e.g. Sales, Plant operations, Accounting, and Business Managers) on the impacts of their Sales / Production plan. This includes all aspects regarding costs, impact on capacity, logistics, and order releases.

  • Collaborate with peers in other sites, Businesses, Sales, Accounting, CSSP tactical buyers, PO processors, etc.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute, evaluate and recommend common work processes, and improvement projects.

  • Collaborate with Sales, Scheduling group and forecast system users to resolve any issues impacting customer service/production efficiency.Implement changes as necessary.

  • Point of contact for all on site vendor visits and supplier concerns

This position is posted internally as well as externally


Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in business, operations, procurement, supply chain or related degree program OR 5 years of equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 2 year’s experience with inventory management.

  • Excellent Working knowledge of the SAP - PPM module

Preferred Qualifications

  • Manufacturing or Logistics experience.

  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced principles, concepts and practices in following areas: procurement, computer based inventory systems and manufacturing operations.

  • Advanced level of experience with Excel.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location US-KS-Dodge City

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: DOD01530