Annie`s, Inc. Materials Planner Located in Berkeley, CA, Annie`s, Inc

Annie’s, Inc.
Materials Planner
Located in Berkeley, CA, Annie's, Inc. ( is a rapidly growing natural and organic food company with a
widely recognized brand, offering consumers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. We sell premium
products made from high-quality ingredients at affordable prices. Our products appeal to health-conscious consumers
who seek to avoid artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives that are used in many conventional packaged
foods. Our loyal and growing consumer following has enabled us to migrate from our natural and organic roots to a
brand sold across the mainstream grocery, mass merchandiser and natural retailer channels. Today, we offer over 125
products and are present in over 25,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada.
We are mission-driven and committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner,
with an open and honest corporate culture. Our company mission is to cultivate a healthier, happier world by spreading
goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and forever kind to the planet. We
are focused on building a successful and growing business in pursuit of our mission. We strive to be a responsible
company that evaluates our success not only through financial measures, but also through our social and environmental
Annie's completed an initial public offering in March 2012 and trades on the NYSE (BNNY).
Position Summary
The Materials Planner is responsible for managing the material/ingredient inventory in terms of inventory value and
ensuring supply to support the production schedule. The Planner is the key liaison between Annie’s and our material
vendors; he/she is responsible for communicating material requirements weekly and resolving any supply/demand
imbalances with the Supplier. Key performance metrics include inventory turns, vendor on-time delivery performance
and material obsolesces. The Planner will work closely with our Procurement team to drive performance improvements
for their suppliers and resolve any Supplier non-conformance to agreed terms. The Planner will also work closely with
the Supply Planning team to align our material and Finished Goods plan.
Key Responsibilities:
 Releasing purchase orders within established guidelines to support production plan.
 Responsible for initiating material blanket orders based on approved suppliers to support Material
Requirements Plan.
 Determine availabilities, requirements and adjust/readjust in accordance to production planning progress.
 Develop and maintains supply outlook based on predefined criteria/categories. Review inventory targets,
potential shortages/obsolescence and communicate information.
 Responsible for calling out of any shelf life or high risk issues on materials
 Accountable to ensure coordination and communication for operations data and production flow with
internal/external customers
 Monitor and analyze supplier metrics. Maintain and improve Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Operations
 Identify and Communicate potential shortfalls and issues. Review, identify and resolve shortages with the
appropriate co-packer.
 Strong interpersonal skills requiring the ability to resolve conflicting interests and obtain cooperation.
 Working with MRP requirements to provide vendors with short and long term material needs and rolling
 Solid multi-tasking and organizational skills. Ability to manage several co-packers at the same time.
 Excellent Excel and general computer skills required
 Issue material disposition for aged/obsolete inventory
 Must be results-oriented and efficient at dealing with multiple priorities in a high pace work environment.
 Routinely interact with IT on MRP system and process improvements.
Achieve materials cost targets
Special projects as assigned
 Bachelor’s Degree
 College coursework in Supply Chain, Operations Management or Logistics field preferred.
 3 to 5 years of related experience in materials/supply planning
 Analytical and problem solving skills
 Strong communication skills both internally, cross-functional and externally
 Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
 ERP or Advanced Planning System experience a plus
 Project management skills with the ability to prioritize and problem solve for decision making efforts
 Attention to detail performing multi-tasks to see projects/assignments to completion
 Minimal travel required
Position Location: Berkeley, CA
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered, including 401(k) with company match, and comprehensive
insurance coverage. Annie’s, Inc. offers a professional working environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and
supports individual growth. Local and qualified candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements to We look forward to your submission.
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