Pinnacle Foods

  • Buyer/Planner

    Location US-AR-Fayetteville
    Job ID
    Supply Chain
  • Overview

    We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers.


    At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.




    Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, procuring of raw materials, managing raw material inventory levels, and creating and maintaining production shop orders.





    The Buyer/Planner could perform, but not limited to, one or more of the following duties:

    • Creates purchase orders and manages Raw Material inventories to support Production Schedule
    • Meets or Beats Inventory Budget
    • Creates and maintains Production Shop Orders
    • Creates & updates purchasing contracts within BPCS (plant MRP system)
    • Expedites raw materials as needed due to unforeseen events and delays
    • Able to identify, summarize and communicate component supply issues to management
    • Ensures all departments are fully cognizant of production plans and that Maintenance and Engineering work plans are integrated into the schedule as needed.
    • Interfaces with Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, Warehousing, Shipping & Receiving on a daily basis..
    • Coordinates with corporate/suppliers to process ingredient and supply concerns by means of a supplier corrective action report (SCAR) Coordinates vendor returns
    • Resolves problems utilizing knowledge & analytical abilities.
    • Coordinates cost reductions in all aspects of the position



    Minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:


    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    • Previous experience in Materials Management in a food manufacturing environment.
    • Competency in Microsoft Office applications required. Excellent knowledge of Excel.  BPCS experience a plus.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts (kanban, “pull”, etc.) preferred.
    • Good organizational, analytical problem solving and communication skills required. 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people.
    • Must be responsible and self-motivated.
    • Willing to work extra hours as project or production needs dictate.
    • Passion towards driving continuous improvement.



    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.



    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.



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