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Perdue Farms, Inc. Material Planning Manager - Pet Treats (REMOTE) in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Material Planning Manager for our Pet Treats division supports the strategic initiatives of the Company by successfully fulfilling the following: Achieves on-time as required assigned materials in support of existing products and new product introductions and product enhancements; manages the transactional procurement cycle for assigned materials; contributes to Company profitability by managing the inventory of assigned materials on behalf of consolidated Company requirements; achieves customer satisfaction by ensuring that quality and availability of assigned materials meet and exceed internal and external requirements; and recruits, develops and retains talented associates for future growth and diversification.

This position is remote but may require some company travel.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains material requirements plans for the Pet Group to ensure uninterrupted supply of assigned materials (meat, ingredients and packaging) while minimizing investment. Inclusive to internal production and partner packers.

  • Coordinates with the Perdue purchasing group to insure process are in place to execute the master Pet material requirement plan. Audits process to insure effectiveness.

  • Helps Purchasing group to source items new & unique to the Pet Group (protein / ingredients / packaging). Coordinates material availability to support uninterrupted supply of those items.

  • Assists the Pet New Product Development Team in the sourcing of the assigned materials when developing new items.

  • Ensures compliance to all Company requirements within assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Leverages existing technology and recommends best value systems to competitively manage all direct materials as measured by improving inventory turnover year over year.

Minimum Education and Experience

Required: Bachelors degree in areas of Business Administration or related field plus 7-10 years of work experience, or in the absence of a Bachelors degree, total experience would equal 15 years including CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager). Strong PC skills. Must be able to travel to manufacturing facilities, suppliers’ facilities and customers to include overnight travel.

Preferred: Sourcing, contract management, material planning and experience working with packaging graphic and artwork.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.