Intern in Materials Management
Jackson, TN 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description
Printpack, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an Intern position in the Materials Management Department at the Jackson, TN facility and reporting to the Materials Manager. This position will learn and support the various areas of operation performed by the Materials team in preparation for movement into the next open position on the MM team.

The candidate chosen for this position will work roughly 30-40 hours per week from 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday. If candidate chosen is currently in school, hours can be adjusted to accommodate class schedule or other school commitments. Relocation after graduation is available.

Key Responsibilities: (long term development expectations)

Learn and work with Materials Management (MM) team to:

  • Review material specifications and raw material requirements for each order for completeness and accuracy.
  • Demonstrate effective interactive skills to support production and scheduling activities related to customer needs/requirements, supplier commitments, and plant/divisional/corporate goals.
  • Analyze and process all order changes.
  • Collaborate with other Printpack divisions/plants to work off aged and unallocated materials.
  • Provide timely and accurate proofing of supplier acknowledgements against purchase order and updating supplier production information within the JDE system.
  • Manage the plant's level of investment in Raw Materials and monitor the effectiveness of the investment by focusing on reducing days on hand and aged / obsolescence Allocate and/or purchase raw material substrates to meet order requirements as needed.
  • Closely monitor the plant's MRP report / system to ensure all short term and longer term raw material requirements are covered.
  • Work closely with all Raw Material suppliers regarding what material is needed and when.
  • Coordinate the receipt of all Raw Materials and verify the availability of Raw Material substrates to meet the daily production schedule requirements. coordinate the receipt of all Raw Materials and verify the availability of Raw Material substrates to meet the daily production schedule requirements.
  • Develop skills to back up Plant Scheduler on an as needed basis.
  • Be able to support Shipping and Receiving as needed with processing shipments and necessary documentation, receiving of material, cycle counts, and other support functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate internally and externally.
  • Employ effective organizational skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Microsoft applications.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Associates' or Bachelors' degree.
  • 1-2 years work experience - preferably in Materials or Shipping/Receiving

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As soon as possible
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