Supply Planner

Berlin Packaging LLC - Salt Lake City, UT

Full-time
Berlin Packaging is the nation's premier supplier of rigid packaging and packaging components. We are a $2.6 billion-dollar company with 30+ straight years of record growth.

Don’t know what makes the rigid packaging industry special? Well, chances are you enjoy products supplied by Berlin Packaging every day! Imagine yourself walking into your favorite big-box store. Take a mental look around and think about every glass, plastic, or metal package you see. Berlin Packaging touches virtually every market: automotive, beverage, food, home care, industrial chemical, pet care and veterinary, personal health and beauty, wine and spirits, and now, cannabis too.

Next, combine that with an award-winning culture. Our 1,000+ employees are high-performing - and importantly, collaborative - entrepreneurs who blow through obstacles and embody an “Anything is Possible!” mindset. We love it here. Our engagement scores are 3x the national average. And every single employee shares in Berlin’s profitable growth.

Now you understand why since 1898, our 100+ year-old company has grown 10x faster than our industry!

And we're not done yet.

In order to continue our record growth streak, we need people like YOU to join our team! Are you up for the opportunity of a lifetime? If so, we are seeking a Buyer who will be responsible for effectively managing the purchase order replenishment process with a focus on minimizing costs while maximizing inventory and supplier performance.

Key Accountabilities:
Purchase Order & Inventory Management

Responsible for replenishing inventory with a focus on matching inventory levels (supply) with the needs of our customers (demand)
Monitor inventory levels and adjust reorder points to minimize inventory and maximize service levels
Process purchase orders and act as a liaison between the employees of Berlin Packaging and its Suppliers
Follow up and expedite orders to ensure on-time delivery
Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle
Resolve invoice discrepancies in a timely manner
Manage and schedule transportation needs
Effectively gather project requirements from Sales and obtain pricing from qualified sources of Supply
Supplier Management

Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle
Facilitate the escalation process to meet customer needs
Effectively manage supplier performance by developing and implementing appropriate long-term corrective actions
Cost Reduction / Margin Enhancement

Analyze spend and issue request for quotes to obtain competitive pricing
Ensure resin changes are properly implemented with suppliers
Leverage volume to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining acceptable inventory levels
Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
1 to 5 years of experience as a Buyer in a fast-paced environment
Bachelor's degree in business or the equivalent in experience
CPSM certification a plus, but not required
Experience with inbound transportation and logistics
Experience optimizing inventory levels
Excellent communication with a passion for negotiation
Berlin offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance (including an HSA option and telemedicine), dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, 529 college savings plan, employee assistance, smoking cessation program, pet insurance (new!), employee discounts, employee referral bonus program, and, last but not least, flexible spending accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care.

If you’re still not sold, take a look at this video by our CEO and Chairman, Andrew Berlin, talking about the growth and “WHY” of Berlin, as well as the amazing culture we strive to preserve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxYkRBApQvI.

Fun fact… Andrew recently became a minority owner of the Chicago Cubs… who went from lovable losers to one of the best performing teams in the MLB. Is that a coincidence? Well, we know what we Berliners think!