Materials Planning Job Description

Materials Planning Job Description

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Materials planning provides functional training to employees, maintains current skills in all current and future computer systems in daily use (SAP, MS Windows, MS Office, Outlook, SharePoint).

Materials Planning Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Effective inventory Management and SAP utilization (30%)
Manages the effective utilization of the SAP MRP functionality to maintain and keep raw material inventory at optimum levels to balance production plans
Business Systems Expert (BSE) for SAP modules for customer front end, planning activities and warehouse (Development and policy setting)
Management of the Materials Requirements Planning process environment (30%)
Proactively monitors overall Master Production Schedules, balancing current and future demand for commercial and non-commercial requirements, ensuring that the Materials Requirements Plan adequately represents and supports the scheduled production activities
Serves as main point of contact for project teams as to assess our capability to support new product / tech transfer needs
Establishes the consistent process and information sharing cadence in support of the S&OP cycle
Participates on project teams ensuring full understanding of material related scope, and partners with other groups within Internal Manufacturing to achieve alignment and proactive identification of challenges and work streams to drive readiness
Control, measure, project and regulate efficient inventory levels of purchased materials in support of operations
Partners with internal MMLT and Finance team to provide appropriate inventory projection and monitors non-conforming material activity, ensuring prompt resolution

Materials Planning Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Materials Planning

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, ISO, MESH, PPAP, SQE, CPSM, C.P.M, A.P.I.C.S

Education for Materials Planning

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Materials Planning

Desired skills for materials planning include:

SAP
Excel
Lean Production
Planning processes
Supplier processes and capabilities
Industry related supply base
MS Office
MS Office applications especially Excel with the ability to learn new programs that are job specific
ERP/MRP systems
MRP/ERP systems

Desired experience for materials planning includes:

Maintains materials planning parameters in (ERP) to ensure accurate system message generation
Identifies material cost and schedule impact of proposed engineering changes in addition to taking necessary actions to ensure successful implementation and incorporation of approved engineering releases
Manages short and long term planning scenarios and leveraging system capabilities to support those models
Provides key analytical support in supply chain scenario analysis
Best in Class Customer Service through a compliant high performing team
Drives resolution to materials issues which includes working with the Purchasing, QA, QC and Production personnel to avoid material shortages, perform root cause analysis, and coordinate the replenishment to the appropriate inventory levels

Materials Planning Examples

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Materials Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a materials planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for materials planning
  • Ensures that the team conducts all processes and interacts with the systems and colleagues following Shire’s BRAVE culture and in compliance with all company’s regulations, internal policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide leadership and be a change agent to ensure the planning organization follows flawless execution throughout the supply management process
  • Manages all daily activities and personnel in the Materials Planning department
  • Maintains visibility to company strategies developing and achieving strategies to meet business and inventory objectives
  • Manages performance and career development of direct reports
  • Achieves a strong culture of Continuous Improvement philosophies
  • Additional tasks as assigned by the Director, Materials Planning and control (10%)
  • Manage supplier POs to maintain adequate supply of repairable inventory
  • Responsible for Reverse Logistics team that works with regions to ensure the quick and complete return of all repairable parts and supplier warranty recovery opportunities to the local depot
Qualifications for materials planning
  • Ability to manage work and influence decisions in a highly matrixes organizational environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage collaboration and influence cross-functionally
  • Experience leading functional and cross-functional process and performance improvement initiatives
  • Experience managing in a high growth environment is required
  • Demonstrated experience driving process improvements and organization building highly desired
  • Experience in manufacturing procedures, shop/work orders, GMP regulations required
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Materials Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of materials planning. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for materials planning
  • Provide leadership and direction to Material planning team that supports the attainment of Company objectives and initiative’s across the Plants
  • Ensure availability of materials through delivery of supplier forecasts, supplier collaboration, establishment of effective communications and monitoring of key touch points
  • Responsible for the operational support and management of Customer Key Accounts, setting customer intimacy policy and ensuring all customer portal data is maintained
  • Management of production and material planning activities utilising forecasting methodology
  • Provide a service to all external and internal customers
  • To manage and assist in setting budgets and business KPI’s
  • Facilitate accurate Sales demand data to support forecasting and planning
  • Manage all Freight and Packaging spend
  • Monitor transportation costs and providers
  • Problem solving logistical issues to support improvement plans
Qualifications for materials planning
  • Experience in the Medical Device, Biotechnology, or other Medical-related fields preferred
  • Golfer or in-depth knowledge of golf
  • APICS affiliation preferred
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to follow a strict process
  • Master’s degree in engineering, supply chain or business a plus
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing others (preferably other people leaders)
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Materials Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of materials 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 materials planning
  • Complete training for SAP expert on-site
  • Manage Inventory levels and profiles according to business KPI’s
  • Manage engagement with Sales, Marketing and Product Managers to support, budget process, rolling forecast process, new product introduction and quotation process
  • Develop, Provide and Monitor manufacturing plan which meets budgets and business KPI’s
  • Manage engagement with all operational facets of the business to deliver manufacturing plan to budget
  • To support all aspects of Lean manufacturing from education to implementation
  • Ensure robust GR (Goods Receipt) process is adhered to
  • Manage Annual Stock take process
  • Create and implement strategies to deliver materials planning excellence across the reagent portfolio, which includes both direct materials and some OEM products
  • Develop and manage purchasing strategies to maintain optimal inventory levels across the DC network, while minimizing total cost and delivering outstanding service levels
Qualifications for materials planning
  • Bachelor degree in finance, business, or engineering with at least five years of materials, supply chain, data analysis/processing, management reporting, customer service or equivalent job experience, fluent in english, Political skills and get results through others
  • MBA, APICS, PMI or masters degree preferred in field of concentration
  • We will consider Recent Grads with Supply Chain Degree, but must have 1 yr internship exp
  • Experience working with manufacturing and procurement cost reduction projects
  • BS Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or Logistics required OR 10+ Years of Experience in Supply Chain (OEM Environment preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or comparable relevant experience
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Materials Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a materials 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 materials planning
  • Support strategic goals to enable bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership
  • Balancing demand plans and supply capability and delivery
  • Must be able to drive alignment with cross-functional peers, including finance, marketing, commercial, manufacturing, procurement, and R&D to understand business needs and resolve issues
  • Efficiently solve problems and make decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the portfolio of materials
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve business objectives which may include cost savings, risk mitigation, inventory partnerships (such as vendor managed inventory)
  • Formulate annual business plans for achievement of cost reductions and year over year performance improvement
  • Continuously evaluate, and implement world-class, global suppliers capable of supporting the technology needs
  • Is familiar with key cost drivers and industry related events to assigned category
  • Monitors performance of the suppliers to ensure attainment of objectives in quality, delivery, service and cost
  • Project management with cross functional teams with the goal of cost reduction/innovation
Qualifications for materials planning
  • Ability to use basic math and quantitative analysis to make projections and decisions
  • Understanding of basic financial concepts such as working capital, inventory turns and other ratios
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing techniques and the role of the supply chain management within those processes
  • Ability to effectively use problem solving techniques
  • Set and manage strategic Planning and customer policy incorporating all aspects of Sales and Operational Planning within manufacturing
  • Provide solid analytics and scenario modelling to support management decisions to optimize and meet financial budgets and business KPI’s
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Materials Planning Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a materials planning. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for materials planning
  • Supply chain risk mitigation
  • Strategic planning for the future needs for the production process
  • Account manager for large corporate accounts
  • Present purchasing vision at corporate level
  • Liaison for large vendors
  • Buy, plan and purchase supplies and materials at the optimal price and delivery cycle while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels
  • Be a member on cross-functional teams responsible for Supply Chain Requirements across project sites
  • Actively participate in driving business results
  • Develop, implement and manage cross-functional, fully integrated planning process that incorporates, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements
  • Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for production planning to support customer demand
Qualifications for materials planning
  • Effective management of company inventory and maintain the required stocking levels
  • Ensure business objectives, regarding all Logistic responsibilities, are delivered, ensuring we meet customer expectations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain and 4+ years Materials & Logistics Management Experience Preferred
  • People Management Skills – Impact and Leadership
  • Budgeting, Financial and KPI Setting experience
  • Lean Certificate and/or job experience desired

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