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Planner I, Material

Job Category:  Supply Chain
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Grandview, MO, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2819

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


The Plant Material Planner I/Expeditor is responsible for the acquisition and strategy for ALL Production and Non-Production Materials needed within the Grandview Plant. Responsible for implementing sourcing strategies through team facilitation with technical groups, plant personnel, and suppliers. Facilitates inventory accuracy as it relates to production materials. Accountable for cost improvement projects which meet the departmental goals.


Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  High School diploma required. Prefer BS degree in relevant discipline and/or experience in related roles.




  • 3 - 5 years relevant experience in manufacturing, procurement or supply chain related fields required.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems; knowledge of BPCS preferred.
  • Analytical experience, experience manipulating data.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with strong emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint. Excellent written, verbal, analytical and keyboard skills.


Essential Job Functions:


  • Understand and collect category needs (from global procurement, brand development and supply chain); Manage supplier/raw material portfolios within respective categories. Collect and present market intelligence and analysis in various forms.
  • Process raw material, packaging material and re-sale item purchase orders. Managing BPCS receipts and daily processing of all inbound shipment receipts.  These tasks require attention to detail when entering receipts to minimize and prevent invoicing related problems.   
  • Notifying buyer of any back orders or received packaged problems daily so that they can be communicated to the necessary personnel through open orders reporting.
  • Facilitating inventory control of all received goods so that they are properly distributed to the Purchase Order claimant or placement and accountability to the designated production area.
  • Inventory accountability:  resolved by periodic cycle counts.
  • Implement the sourcing strategies resulting in savings projects. Responsible for strategy and savings reporting; managing and reporting the total contract commitments for category responsibilities; Implements and supports the company's procurement negotiation plans for entering into strategic procurement relationships with selected suppliers. Assess and establish appropriate contractual approaches towards suppliers.
  • Work and communicate effectively with peers and management from all departments as it relates to the scope of the position. 
  • Consistent contribution of innovative ideas and communication and ability to implementation/planning/follow-through.
  • Consistent delivery of data and reporting required from position to both peers and supervisors.
  • Perform order processing of Non-Inventoried Items related to Production and Office Supplies.
  • Performs other related job tasks as assigned by Supply Chain Manager.


Usual Physical Activities 

  • Through the course of a typical shift an individual in this position will perform the following activities;
  • Lifting office supplies
  • Sits, 
  • Stands, 
  • Walks, 
  • Kneels, 
  • Bends,
  • Reaches above and below the shoulders,
  • Traverses multiple levels via stairs,
  • Corrected vision, speaking ability, and hearing are usually involved in performing written and verbal job functions.


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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