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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

Plant Materials Mgr MN



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Position Summary:

The Plant Materials Manager position is accountable for leading the planning, scheduling, warehousing, and releasing functions for our business. This role sets a vision and works through functional leadership to build core processes, procedures, and team capabilities to deliver on shipping, receiving, material handling, planning, scheduling, inventory management, and yield improvement objectives in a timely and effective manner.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Lead direct reports in warehousing, planning, and inventory management functions through the build-out of core operating processes. Leverage established systems and processes to drive effective, efficient, and compliant operations
  • Builds effective communication channels between Plant Materials Management function and customer services, sales, quality control, maintenance, and warehousing functions to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner
  • Lead the Planning/Scheduling function through the build-out of short, mid, and long-term production plans, leveraging known plant production capability and JDE system capabilities to deliver on the business approach, delivering on customer needs in a thoughtful and strategic manner
  • Lead Warehouse team to build and execute processes and procedures; leverages procedures and JDE system to drive efficiency and accuracy of receiving, shipping and inventory functions
  • Partner with Procurement function to build and deploy sustainable processes relating to materials release functions. Leverage data and customer relationships to ensure ready supply of ingredient/packaging materials are available to support production planning needs
  • Utilize team to identify gaps in material loss. Develop strategies to drive to goal of zero-base waste
  • Oversees and owns the annual operating budget for the materials management, planning/scheduling, warehousing, and inventory management functions, including repairs and maintenance, department, and SG&A expenses in a controlled approach
  • Partner with functional leaders and Health & Safety function to proactively identify gaps in employee health and safety programs, methods, and procedures. Use findings and develop strategic approach to improve employee safety within the workplace
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education And Experience Required:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in business, supply chain, production planning, or related field
  • 7+ years’ production planning/scheduling and/or warehousing experience
  • 5+ years’ team or project leadership experience
  • Experience with advanced Microsoft Excel functions (formula development, VLOOKUP, pivot tables, conditional formatting, text-to-columns, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with a production planning/scheduling ERP system
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and extra hours, as needed
  • Preferred Education, Experience, And Skills:

  • Previous experience with JD Edwards ERP system
  • Previous experience with inventory control
  • Previous experience leading a warehouse function
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for 7+ hours per day
  • Must be able to walk for 1+ hours per day
  • Must be able to work in dusty and high heat/humidity 1+ hours per day if needed
  • Must be able to feel and perform fine manipulation 6+ hours per day
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken and written words and distinguish object or equipment visually
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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