Material Planning Job Description

Material Planning Job Description

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Material planning provides material requirements expertise to project teams implementing supplier-quality improvement efforts, Six Sigma projects and Lean events as required.

Material Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Manage and review Material Requirements Plan (MRP) and/or action messages to initiate supply chain requirements with focus being short to medium term (1 to 6 months)
Establishes proposal, task and program/project scheduling details for material planning
Support both the Run Out and Supplier Quality Material Planning Specialists in calculating and making judgements on lifetime procurement and stocking requirements for all parts
Identify and resolve material supply issues to ensure support of demand requirements
Provide technical support for all functional departments including receiving, shipping, storage, processing, assembly/sub-assembly, communication and /or related equipment, packaging and returns to ensure client standards are maintained
Perform tasks to maintain and improve the point of use presentation of parts
Take necessary actions to secure right level and mix of components
Maintains accurate purchase order information in the MAPICS system
May oversee work of other coordinators
Implements and monitors standard procedures

Material Planning Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Material Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CSCP, ISM, SCMP, LSS, ELS, PMP, CPIS, NAPM

Education for Material Planning

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the material planning job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Engineering, Management, Supply Chain Management, Education, Industrial Engineering, Business/Administration, Technical, Manufacturing, Industrial

Skills for Material Planning

Desired skills for material planning include:

Lean Manufacturing principles
Production scheduling and capacity management
Constraint management principles
Analyzing details of each quote for conformance to requirements and selecting supplier
Similar parts
Assigned commodities
Both verbally and in writing

Desired experience for material planning includes:

Associates Degree in Business / Operations Management desired
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Chemistry or Supply Chain discipline required
Accept responsibility and produce highest productivity and quality work, maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within supply chain organization
University degree - Logistics/ Supply Chain Management
Available to work Mon-Fri, approximately 40 hours per week
Responsible for on-time and efficient deliveries of PO

Material Planning Examples


Material Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a material planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material planning
  • Responsible for achieving an annual average target of 95% global parts availability of fast moving stocked parts (>12 sales per year)
  • Responsible for achieving an annual average target of 92% global parts availability of overall stocked parts (<0 sales per year)
  • Responsible for achieving an annual average target of 96% for all Accessories & Retrofit parts availability
  • Manage the new parts stocking strategy against the backdrop of uncertain future demands
  • Manage all back orders - swift and efficient resolution to ensure utmost customer satisfaction
  • Management of suppliers to ensure overall parts availability of at least 92% for the global dealer network
  • Ownership of the end to end Stock Discrepancy Process – managing stock discrepancies by assessment and validation
  • Responsible for managing the inventory investment, ensuring we are not overexposed with excess stock
  • Continuous development of MRP within SAP with the ultimate aim to provide the highest possible parts availability worldwide for all legacy, current and future models with the lowest investment and risk to obsolescence
  • A degree, or equivalent, preferably in a Business or Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
Qualifications for material planning
  • Liaise & resolve any claims with supplier if necessary
  • Diploma/Degree in any discipline with at least 2 years relevant experience in EMS/SM environment
  • MRP knowledge preferred
  • Good team player who is independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to interpret within established procedures and practices exercise independent judgment in complex situations
  • Good knowledge on Microsoft office programs

Material Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of material planning. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for material planning
  • Support 98% on time delivery to customer, Support material control programs in support of Inventory accuracy goals and Inventory turn goals/targets
  • Input and ensure maintenance of preliminary and production bill of material and associated component planning data that will enable cascade of demand through the supply chain
  • To ensure raw material is provisioned in support of supply chain change and delivered in line with commitment to the IPT or project
  • Ability to react on changing market demands
  • Awareness of Global Consumer Laws
  • Ensure materials are readily available in designated locations to meet project requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned maintenance projects are completed within the defined time frames
  • Review demand forecasts with project stakeholders
  • Communicate with key stakeholders throughout the organization, providing presentations for a variety of topics related to the projects
  • Establish supply schedules and communicate requirements to other members of Technical Operations Supply Chain
Qualifications for material planning
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Planning, Project Management, or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a Project Manager or Planner capacity
  • Quantitative, analytical, and problem resolution ability with a high degree of motivation
  • Ability to create formulas and to analyze data is required
  • Must be able to fulfill FAA criminal background checks for Airport Security Identification Display Areas (SIDA) Badge requirement
  • SQL and Tableau skills are a plus

Material Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of material planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material planning
  • Directs and oversees all material planning and master scheduling processes for each manufacturing departments’ needs and the finite scheduling of the Plant
  • Leads, plans, and drives work for the Material Planning, Raw Materials and Master Scheduling department
  • Optimizes short term and long term production planning, detail scheduling and material replenishment process for maximum utilization of the plant facilities and resources
  • Oversees and provides direction for the Plant’s raw material unloading operation
  • Creates systematic solutions for improving operations within Material Planning and Scheduling
  • 5-10 years of work-related experience (Operations scheduling or Material Planning)
  • Accountable for verifying that all assigned mandatory AA and FAA requirements are effectively resourced so as to prevent the unnecessary grounding of aircraft due to time constraints
  • Assist with the management of defined processes and procedures to ensure that efficient lines of communication exist within the Technical Operations’ group so that it enhances our ability to complete maintenance projects ahead of schedule
  • Provide regular reports on the progress of projects within the enterprise critical measures necessary to show the effectiveness of our project management practices
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to validate the effectiveness of the project planning organization and report to senior management
Qualifications for material planning
  • Completed BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Industrial Management, Science, or Business
  • 10 years minimum experience in Planning/ Production Control, Procurement, Operations Excellence or Business Operations working with products or processes
  • Candidate currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or other fields
  • Provide and support the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders, including Forecasting team, Sourcing Team, Product Development Team, Production Team
  • Support the planning activities of local JIS/JIT suppliers in preparation for the launch of the new Sprinter model
  • Develop relationships with assigned NAFTA suppliers

Material Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of material planning. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for material planning
  • Develop performance objectives with all team members to support plant level SQDC goals
  • Manage the flow of products
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels to ensure on-time delivers to meet customer requirements
  • Cross departmental communication
  • Help improve inventory utilization by analyzing balance between inventory and customer demand
  • Continuous process improvement through new ideas, processes and technology
  • Management of all third party warehouses and toll processors
  • Actively participate in daily team meetings
  • Provide clear reporting on actual business trends and analytics which include demand / attainment and forecast accuracy on product configurations
  • Effectively prepare the Operations and Procurement teams in developing capacity and supply plans that meet the prescribed demand providing insight for contingency planning
Qualifications for material planning
  • Develop and implement objectives with assigned suppliers regarding parts supply, and ensure that these objectives are kept
  • Fulfill all requirements as primary respondent to production/quality inquiries for assigned suppliers regarding supplier issue and production parts availability
  • Take over the assistance of the JIS/JIT suppliers in serial production
  • Maintain a high degree of integrity and fairness in transactions with assigned suppliers/logistics service providers and regularly monitor that activity to ensure its consistency
  • Distinct knowledge of Parts Supplier processes and issues
  • Bachelors degree in supply chain, environmental health & safety, industrial engineering, or related field Resourceful/problem solver

Material Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a material planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material planning
  • Ensure material arrives in time for service calls
  • Interact with management and other departments to answer service material related questions
  • Provides decision guidance regarding items/purchase orders to release, firm, cancel, defer or offload work based upon current inventory, demand, BOM’s and available capacity
  • Ensures placement of purchase orders for raw materials
  • Develops Logistics plans to reduce transportation costs and ensure high quality delivery of parts
  • Manages supplier development and performance to meet the business requirements
  • Coordinates engineering changes to ensure ECN instructions are clear and compiled
  • Represents Materials/Supply Chain management at various meetings and relays related information to production planning and analysis staff
  • To ensure the creation, maintenance, execution and communication of detailed plans for supply chain change ensuring all necessary pre-production / re-introduction SCP&C functional steps are undertaken prior to handover to production
  • Support product re-introduction and new product introduction IPTs and CFBU development logistic teams, taking the role of the prime contact for the SCP&C elements of the delivery
Qualifications for material planning
  • Ability to work in a team or individually in a continuous improvement environment
  • Food industry knowledge a plus
  • Three years plus maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • High School or Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of Materials Management experience
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, and MTS systems

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