Material Planner in Pepsi

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  • Full Time
  • Cork


About the job

We are the concentrate team in PepsiCo (PGCS) working across the Beverage, Nutrition and Snacks categories to deliver concentrate for many of PepsiCo’s mega brands including Gatorade, 7Up and Pepsi. We are at the heart of PepsiCo products, sourcing ingredients to manufacture more than 1,200 recipes for our brands. We are a global organisation, situated in 16 locations across 9 countries offering careers in various functions from Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Finance, R&D, HR and IT. We want team members who can collaborate in our fast paced global organisation and are passionate about creating and delivering much-loved household brands to markets across the world.

The supply chain team are the lynch pin of operations ensuring the careful coordination of concentrate ingredients and recipes. The team works with our global plants, bottlers and Distribution Centres to ensure flawless supply execution for PepsiCo. Would you like to work in a dynamic global environment connected in to 140 markets worldwide? If so we could take your talents to a whole new level.

Detailed and accurate response to MRP signals :

– Analysis of purchase requisitions and conversion to PO’s

– Responding to exception messages, i.e. expedites / postponements

– Weekly exception reporting.

– Creation and Maintenance of schedule agreements

– Compliance to Quota arrangements (split of volume between suppliers)

– Scheduling Material deliveries i.e. Bulk Materials , Packaging.

– Open order book management and close out process – end of period, quarter, year


Work with suppliers to ensure efficient delivery of materials

– Accuracy of Supplier Shipping / Order documentation.

– Co-ordinate deliveries with inbound carriers and warehousing.

– Resolve invoicing issues.

Achieve the agreed Working Capital targets for Direct Materials

– Accuracy and maintenance of Safety Stock and Order Policy settings

– Meet key inventory and material planning metrics .

– Publish weekly dashboard .

Proactive management of Material Reserve risks and issues

Monitoring supplier quality and delivery performance

– Raise Non Conformance Reports where issues need to be escalated to Plant Procurement for resolution

Meet all internal & external compliance responsibilities including Purchasing Policy requirements, GCS,SOX & AIBI

Adhere to all PepsiCo Health and Safety requirements.

Essential Criteria


Excellent MRP and analytical skills, with a proven ability to problem solve and make quick decisions

Excellent communication/interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;

Be capable of working effectively in a cross functional environment;

Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks, with strong attention to detail

Results orientated and commitment to achieving objectives; Ability to work on own initiative.

Strong supply chain experience in a dynamic multinational organization with experience in Material Planning

Additional Desired Criteria


SAP experience a distinct advantage

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lays, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit

For the purposes of external advertising we have called this role a Material Planner. However please note that the internal job title the successful candidate will have will be SC Plng Asst Planner.

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