Material Master/Replenishment Specialist
Colgate Palmolive - Topeka, KS

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.2 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Diet® and Prescription Diet® brand pet foods. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.

We invite applications for the position of

Material Master/Replenishment Specialist

. As a

Material Master/Replenishment Specialist

for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, you will be responsible for overseeing the global finished goods material master set up and maintenance in SAP and related issues. This includes all aspects of SKU creation and maintenance and assuring adherence to Global Material Master process.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Tactical Responsibilities:
Assigns SKU and UPC numbers for new products and promotions globally and maintains SKU creation LOTUS Notes Database. In addition, maintains SAP with new product and promotion information and updates SAP with Pallet specifications. Includes all aspects of sku creation.

Maintains product material master settings at the plant and warehouse level for the Replenishment team within APO/SNP and SAP R/3.

Manages plant staging areas to maintain inventory targets and ensures direct shipments and one-stop objectives.

Acts as an interface between Replenishment and Production Planning, Domestic and International Marketing, Strategic Accounts, Product Supply and other functions to identify opportunities for continuous improvement or simplification of processes. In addition, Acts as interface between Replenishment and GIT.

Manages user system access as Site Security Administrator

Planning/Coordinating Responsibilities:
Participates as a team member of the organization and improves the specific key performance indicators (KPI) and other objectives as adopted by the organization.

Once per quarter, analyzes and revises master data settings at the SKU level to reduce excess inventory and closely match the supply of product with product demand while maintaining excellent service levels.

Supports new product and promotional SKU set up.

Serves as point of contact for commercial planning SKU creation.

Updates and maintains SKU setup tracker.

Strategic Responsibilities:
Assures adherence to Global material master process.

Assists in new product roll-out planning as appropriate.

Trains backup.

Performs SKU number availability evaluation.

Hill's offers all employees:
Highly competitive pay

Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)

Short-term and long-term disability

Life Insurance

Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching

Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts

Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000

14 paid holidays

Annual paid vacation

Discounts on pet insurance

On-going training

Opportunities for advancement

Highly professional, ethical, drug free environment


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Computer Science or related field

Minimum 3 years experience in Inventory Control, Logistics, or Customer Service

At least Intermediate proficiency using MS Excel

Minimum of 3 years experience using SAP

Preferred Qualifications:
Broad business knowledge and strong understanding of Supply Chain Systems

Inventory management skills a plus

Experience with planning systems: APO (SNP / PPDS)

Experience with inventory reporting (BW)

Experience in demand planning, sales systems or marketing

APICS Certificaiton (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification

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