Material Planner

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Who is KIK ?

KIK creates products and brands that people trust to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. KIK offers leading brands and high-quality products that care for the everyday need of the consumers. KIK is committed to a culture of performance where collaboration, agility, and responsiveness are the cornerstones of success.

KIK Personal Care is a market leading North American product developer, formulator and manufacturing partner for personal care and prestige beauty products serving global CPG companies and fast-growing asset-light brand owners. We have an extensive footprint of 8 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Canada with a rigorous focus on quality. Our capabilities include a broad range of packaging formats (including aerosol and liquids) in multiple product categories (including hair, skin, bath and beauty, oral care, sun care and OTC). The products we make are distributed by our customers globally across all retail channels including mass, food, drug, specialty, wholesale and prestige (professional salons, spas, beauty specialty and department stores). Our goal is to always delight our customers and consumers with innovative high quality products and exceptional service.

Site Overview

The KIK Cortland location is a large campus and houses 2 manufacturing facilities. KIK's two manufacturing facilities in Cortland, New York are FDA registered and specialize in producing personal care liquids for the consumer products industry. Cortland is located approximately 45 minutes outside of Syracuse, NY.


We are looking for a plant Material Planner responsible to ensures timely delivery of raw materials to the plant to meet our production schedules. Orders and/or releases materials consistent with JDE, MRP, and Supply and Demand and strives to maintain company inventory goals. This position reports to the Supply Chain Manager.


  • Committed to providing highest degree of excellence in servicing customers
  • Combines purchase order quantities for best price when feasible and consistent with good purchasing/inventory control procedures
  • Resolves all purchase order price variances in a timely basis
  • Notifies vendor of complaints on a timely basis
  • Maintains accurate, updated price files for current suppliers and alternates
  • Develops new suppliers for plant controlled items through joint cooperation with Product Development and Sales
  • Contributes ideas to improve our operation and promotes cooperation among all employees within the operation
  • Provides accurate and timely information regarding material deliveries to the scheduling department

Job Requirements:


  • Minimum High School Diploma and experience required - Bachelor Degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing materials planning
  • MRP experience, JD Edwards experience an asset
  • Knowledge of commercial purchasing terms
  • Collaborative with initiative and high sense of urgency
  • Strong leadership skills

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to seeking diversity in its workforce by attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, ethnic or national origin, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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