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KIND Materials Planner-Ingredients & Re-Pack Components in New York, New York

Job Descriptions:

Who are we?Since 2004, KIND has been on a mission to create a kinder and healthier world - one snack and one act at a time. Its iconic KIND© bars - made with real, recognizable ingredients - sparked the growth of an entirely new healthy snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of more than 80 snacks that offer solutions for a variety of occasions. All of KIND's products lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient - whole nuts, whole grains or whole fruit - and do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.

Inspired by the belief that acts of kindness can be a transformative force for good, both the KIND brand and The KIND Foundation seek to inspire kindness and empathy.

We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

What you’ll do

As the Material Planner-Ingredients you will…

  • Complete network wide ingredient analysis on a weekly basis; communicating risk to broader organization and working with the Supply Planning and Procurement teams to mitigate risk where possible.

  • Work closely with our co-manufacturing locations to ensure sufficient ingredient supply based on current inventory, production requirements, open purchase orders, and prescribed safety stock levels.

  • Co-develop the strategic guidelines for co-manufacturer purchasing and supplier stocking policies with alignment of key cross functional partners.

  • Stay ahead of demand increases/decreases by developing “what if” analysis as it relates to forecast variability and its effect on ingredient purchasing decisions.

  • Recommend optimized network wide ingredient safety stock targets, replenishment processes and KPI’s with co-manufacturers and suppliers while managing deviations appropriately.

  • Maintain (ex: quarterly refresh) ingredient specific strategy documents to include lead times, seasonality, supply intricacies, and risk matrices.

  • Create excel based tools needed to track ingredient inventory levels for multi-site, multi-category/brand, and multi-vendor supply chain.

  • Coordinate new item launches and item transitions while managing key stakeholder expectations.

  • Manage ingredients related inputs in our Tier 1 ERP system, to include lead time, minimum and maximum order quantities, and branch/plant ordering relationships.

  • Issue monthly and ad hoc ingredient forecasts to suppliers and internal stakeholders as needed.

  • Work closely with re-pack sites to manage their ongoing component requirements based on current inventory, production requirements, and open purchase orders.

  • Provide suppliers forecasts for repack components on a monthly basis.

  • Complete network wide component analysis on a weekly basis; communicating risk to broader organization and working with the Supply Planning team to mitigate risk where possible.

  • Support re-pack operations by ordering components to be converted into retail ready and costumer specific displays.

  • Coordinate new item launches and item transitions while managing key stakeholder expectations.

Required Experience:

What you’ll bring to KIND

  • A passionate attitude for ingredient planning and proactive risk management.

  • The desire to make this position your own, becoming the subject matter expert in this area.

  • The ability to develop relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

You are…

  • Willing to take ownership of your responsibilities and drive improvement.

  • Accountable for your results and how those are achieved.

  • Someone who understands supply chain theory and practical application

  • A collaborator who doesn’t shy away from change.

  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness

You have…

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in a material planning or supply planning role.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Supply Chain

  • Experience developing material planning strategies for a complex portfolio of product.

  • Demonstrated experience with a tier 1 ERP system

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel


  • APICS Certification

What KIND offers

  • Competitive salary, including a target bonus and an impressive benefits package!

  • Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours

  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs

  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others

  • Casual office dress code- feel free to wear your KIND gear

  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher

  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development

  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment

  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday

EEO At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.


Keyword: materials planner ingredients

From: KIND