Supply Planner – Kansas City, MO – Berlin Packaging LLC – Riverside, MO

Berlin Packaging is the nation’s premier supplier of rigid packaging and packaging components. We are a $2.6 billion-dollar company with 30+ straight years of record growth.

Don’t know what makes the rigid packaging industry special? Well, chances are you enjoy products supplied by Berlin Packaging every day! Imagine yourself walking into your favorite big-box store. Take a mental look around and think about every glass, plastic, or metal package you see. Berlin Packaging touches virtually every market: automotive, beverage, food, home care, industrial chemical, pet care and veterinary, personal health and beauty, wine and spirits, and now, cannabis too.

Next, combine that with an award-winning culture. Our 1,000+ employees are high-performing – and importantly, collaborative – entrepreneurs who blow through obstacles and embody an “Anything is Possible!” mindset. We love it here. Our engagement scores are 3x the national average. And every single employee shares in Berlin’s profitable growth.

Now you understand why since 1898, our 100+ year-old company has grown 10x faster than our industry!

And we’re not done yet.

In order to continue our record growth streak, we need people like YOU to join our team! Are you up for the opportunity of a lifetime? If so, we are seeking a Supply Planner who will effectively manage the inventory planning process, with a focus on minimizing costs and optimizing inventory.

Key Accountabilities:

Purchase Order & Inventory Management

  • Utilize company tools to analyze, recommend, and execute inventory optimization opportunities based on historical trends and customer forecasts.

  • Process purchase orders; act as a liaison between the employees of Berlin Packaging and its suppliers.

  • Confirm, follow up, and expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle.

  • Resolve invoice discrepancies in a timely manner.

  • Manage and schedule transportation needs.

  • Support management of inter-unit stock requests and transfer entries.

  • Maintain replenishment triggers to help branch optimize purchasing activities.

Supplier Management

  • Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle.

  • Facilitate the escalation process to meet customer needs.

  • Effectively manage supplier performance by assisting with quality concerns.

Cost Reduction & Margin Enhancement

  • Use independent judgment to identify, recommend, and execute opportunities to optimize inventories and drive cost savings without negatively impacting customer service metrics.

  • Partner with Logistics Coordinators to determine most cost-effective inventory movement options.

Berlin Values

  • Fulfill employee portion of the Berlin Values by demonstrating a strong work ethic, teamwork, loyalty, innovation, productivity and driving profitable results.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • 3+ years in a supply chain or related role.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Familiarity with inbound transportation, logistics, and inventory, preferred.

  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic, problem solving capability, and ability to learn Berlin Packaging’s business, products, customers, and suppliers.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a passion for negotiation.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Strong time management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow up.

  • Operates with a sense of urgency.

  • Is flexible and open to change and new ways of working.

  • High energy, positive attitude, and contributes to a positive team culture.

  • Self-motivated; consistently strives to attain goals and seeks self-improvement.

  • Technologically savvy.

Working Environment

  • Sales and Distribution Center Office

Berlin offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance (including an HSA option and telemedicine), dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, 529 college savings plan, employee assistance, smoking cessation program, pet insurance (new!), employee discounts, employee referral bonus program, and, last but not least, flexible spending accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care.

Berlin Packaging provides equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

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