Material Planner resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

I currently work a position as a Material Planner in Purchasing at the Bridgewater Plant. I find the job challenging but would like to seek other opportunities. I've been back with Perdue for twenty years, and have a wide range of experiences within the industry. I worked production six and a half years prior to leaving and returning. Upon my return, I worked an additional three years, then in Human Resources for 5 months, R&D for five years, and QA production for nearly two years. I returned to get my college degree in 2005 and earned my Bachelor's in Business Management by 2008; during that time I became a QA Corporate Grader and ran a satellite test kitchen for Steve Berglind at a Perdue rented Warehouse in Strasburg, VA. I did this position for six and a half years, and returned to the Bridgewater Plant into Purchasing which I've done for over two years.

Core Qualifications
  • Proficient Microsoft Office
  • Willing to learn new computer programs pertaining to position
  • 2 years experience in SAP
  • Work daily with complex schedules and other spreadsheets
  • Work independently; ran satellite test kitchen by myself for six and a half years
  • Get along well with others
  • Have a good working relationship with Administrative and Corporate Personnel
  • Very dedicated to Perdue Farms
  • Do extra curricular work for Plant Administration such as bulletin boards and photography
  • 2 Years QA production experience
  • 6 years Corporate QA Production Experience
  • Well experienced working in a high stress environment
  • Knowledge of Product Specs, Warehouse Inventory and Procedures
  • Extensive use of Excel Spread Sheets to process
  • job information and reports Experience with Power Point
  • Good at communication with those necessary; keep straight and to the point
  • Am well aware of great need for confidentiality pertaining to company information
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA Expected in 2008 Bachelor of Science : Business Administration - GPA :

Earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Organizational Skills through EMU's Adult Degree Completion Program with the help of Perdue's Education Reimbursement Program.

Lord Fairfax Community College Harrisonburg, VA Expected in 2008 Certificate in General Business : General Business - GPA :

While working in Strasburg, attended here to finish my electives to complete my Bachelor's Degree at EMU

Spotswood High School Penn Laird, VA Expected in 1982 High School Diploma : General Business - GPA :

Took General Business courses: Typing, Accounting

Graduated with GPA 3.0 as Honor Student

James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA Expected in Select One : General Studies - GPA :

Business Administration; attended after High School

Blue Ridge Community College Penn Laird, VA Expected in : General Business - GPA :

Initially attended after High School, went back in 2005 to gain credits needed to enter EMU Adult Degree Completion Program and improve GPA

Henkel - Material Planner
Santa Clara, CA, 09/2012 - Current
  • I have extensive experience with SAP to perform the job position
  • I cover procurement of Boxes, Labels, Casing, Breading Ingredients, Skidmore Ingredients, and miscellaneous items.
  • I create and process purchase orders, cover blocked invoices, and inventory control, I deal with complex and changing schedules and adjust orders to keep up with.
  • I calculate Breading needs and submit order, arrange for Back Haul pick up; I cover ordering Soy Oil.
  • I also process order confirmations with price changes and file Certificates of Analysis.
  • I deal directly with CSR's to handle any purchasing issues.
  • Part of this job is dealing with preliminary specs and the information involved
  • I escort and oversee Vendor visits on Production Tests and resolve Faulty Material Issues
Canndescent - QA Corporate Grader
San Jose, CA, 01/2006 - 09/2012
  • I managed a Satellite Test Kitchen Facilty at the cold storage facility Perdue rents space at Americold Logistics, Strasburg, VA.
  • Duties performed grading an assigned list of products stored at the Facility from Copacker and Further Processing Perdue Plants.
  • Part of this job was reviewing the graphics and text of Labels on current specs to insure they matched the product labels
  • I would handle special projects pertaining to Quality and Food Safety; I would compile reports for weekly findings and for special requests.
  • I also maintained good working relations with the personnel there, while keeping up with inventory with assigned products.
  • I also maintained the state of the test kitchen including cleaning, supply inventories, etc.
  • This at the time was a brand new position and I created the process myself which I ran successfully for over six years.
Spectrum Brands Inc. - Production QA Technician
Cincinnati, OH, 04/2004 - 01/2006
  • As a QA technician, I monitored and enforced QA policies during production; had assigned areas but within a year had experience at every line in the plant.
  • Much of the job was review Spec updates and monitoring it applying to production standards
  • Did preop evaluations before production began after sanitation was complete to release to production.
  • Dealt with SSOP, GMP's, food safety issues, putting product and areas on HOLD and resolving issues.
  • Kept up with product spec changes, did access paperwork and created filing systems for the department.
Perdue Farms - Research and Development Technician
City, STATE, 12/1998 - 05/2004
  • Assisted Food Scientist in various projects; learned and used all machines in Pilot Plant; ran production tests for Food Scientist; traveled and assisted Food Scientists with product involving other Perdue plants; set up and maintained pilot plant; set up system to keep track of projects, eventually used by entire Food Service Dept; created inventory system of test spices also used by Department.
  • Maintained good working relations and open communication with Plant Personnel pertaining to production testing Chicken Pack Out Line Worker.
Perdue Farms - Line Worker
City, STATE, 01/1995 - 06/1998

Worked in Chicken Packout prior to this for six and a half years. Learned all positions on the line along with the boxroom and shipping. Also partook on the Safety Committe and othe extra curricular activities such as bulletin boards, posters, volunteering in parades, etc.

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School Attended

  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Lord Fairfax Community College
  • Spotswood High School
  • James Madison University
  • Blue Ridge Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Material Planner
  • QA Corporate Grader
  • Production QA Technician
  • Research and Development Technician
  • Line Worker


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate in General Business
  • High School Diploma
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