Job Description


The Materials Planner - Packaging and Customization Services (PACS) is responsible for establishing PACS vendor regulations, policies, and a master list of vendor capabilities. This role is integral to the supply chain and will be a team member that ensures material categories are on-hand and ready to meet production commitments.  Planning for success and achieving KPI targets is a must for this position. This role will demand great attention to detail and require the ability to process a vast amount of information. 


Job Duties:

  • Actively works with internal stakeholders and customers to ensure strategic sourcing and supplier management programs deliver cost optimization while meeting GEODIS’ operational requirements; Builds strong relationships with strategic vendors and PACS operations leadership
  • Ensures vendors meet organizational and customer quality requirements and operate under agreed commercial terms; Visits vendor manufacturing sites to inspect material production for specific initiatives
  • Leads material initiatives through the entire sourcing life cycle to optimize the supply base and maximize value for GEODIS
  • Interfaces with customers and GEODIS leadership to ensure production initiatives are achievable within quality and timeline requirements
  • Analyzes short and long-term initiatives; Adjusts planning methodology to stay ahead of evolving business requirements  
  • Obtains vendor quotes and establishes delivery schedules based on production timelines; Adjusts vendor processes or schedules to align deliveries with the productivity of operations and re-schedule changes driven by the customer
  • Builds safety stock across all material categories to ensure production continuity, prevent discarded waste while avoiding increased holding cost; Collaborates with Inventory and Receiving departments to ensure the correct products and materials are ready for production consumption
  • Establishes vendor quality checks and audits to validate packaging quantities, design and performance meets the customer’s requirements
  • Deliver training to the customer and operational team members to share material specification and handling requirements
  • Establishes Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for assigned initiatives and track performance in coordination with operational stakeholders and customers; Develops reports and interprets vendor performance metrics to identify future process improvements and cost-saving initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned





·         Minimum 4 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Experience working with vendors

·         Great customer service experience

·         Project management experience is preferred

·         PC literate with a command of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio



·         Ability to write detailed reports and correspondence

·         Time management/balancing multiple priorities

·         Problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills

·         Ability to provide clear and direct communications both verbally and in written form

·         Adaptable to highly fast pasted and dynamic environments

·         Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage own work

·         Self -motivated and able to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the public

·         Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

·         Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

·         Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form




While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.  The employee is required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles and can be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold including climates consistent with outside weather conditions.


Application Instructions

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