Parts Planner Job Description

Parts Planner Job Description

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Parts planner provides capacity utilization and inventory forecasts for key finished product and raw materials in monthly S&OP process.

Parts Planner Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain the SAP Material Master to best serve the business plan and strategies including the distribution network to outlying warehouses and service centres
Maintains Parts Master Files in SAP with current data from Japan or domestic sources
Identify and pursue opportunities to reduce operating costs
Maintain and monitor Master Data
Hold repair vendors accountable for repair schedule and open work orders due dates
Conduct regular meetings with repair suppliers and communicate priorities
Day to day supervisor role of team to include team meeting, one to ones, appraisals and full support of HR polices
Complete the specific Material Master Maintenance for Arctic Cat Sales in Plants 2000, 2100, and 3000
Master APO technology to increase service parts inventory turns and minimize inventory excess
Use APO and Like-model logic to create forecasts for a specific group of parts

Parts Planner Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Parts Planner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CSCP, CPIM, NAPM

Education for Parts Planner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the parts planner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Business, Engineering, Education, Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Associates, Technical, Business/Management, Science

Skills for Parts Planner

Desired skills for parts planner include:

Bill of materials
Kanban
Enterprise Resource Planning
SAP
Inventory and cost management principles
Outgoing freight and international shipment process
5 step S&OP Process with specific awareness of dependent activities within the S&OP cycle
AS400
Aerospace industry
Applicable Microsoft Office software

Desired experience for parts planner includes:

Business level fluency in English required, other European language knowledge a plus
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, familiarity with financial reports, and legal documents
Experience with machine parts planning
Three years of machine shop experience with numerically controlled machines
Experience with manufacturing aircraft structures or possess an Aircraft & Powerplant (A&P) license
Experience of leading cross functional projects, product and market knowledge

Parts Planner Examples

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Parts Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a parts planner. 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 parts planner
  • Ensure new materials get released by Engineering and costed by Accounting so service parts can place requirements with Purchasing
  • Review results of MRP to ensure necessary inventory is ordered
  • Expedite materials as required
  • Maintain kit production schedule
  • Coordinate with Accessory department regarding development and procurement
  • Proactively pursue initiatives for cost reductions and new product development
  • Assist with special projects within the department
  • Ensure level of parts inventory can be readily proportioned to business plan and market strategies
  • Provide regular reports detailing Status of stocked Inventory, Inventory performance and at-Risk items
  • Responsible to monitor and report on Major Internal Vendors Delivery Performance
Qualifications for parts planner
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar B2B industry
  • General knowledge of electric, electronic or hydraulic components, systems, and applications preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working with and knowledge of customers and the various market segments in which Danfoss competes
  • Ability to learn the financial ratios used in understanding and running a business that meets profitability goals
  • A general understanding of pricing structure and a solid understanding of mathematical terminology
  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Engineering
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Parts Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of parts planner. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for parts planner
  • Develop successful inventory plans aligned with category objectives
  • Create highly accurate product demand forecasts for complex product lines
  • Collaborate with multiple functions to lead monthly sales, inventory & operations planning (SIOP) process
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual Inventory outlooks/forecasts
  • Collaborate closely with Purchasing partners to ensure successful supply chain execution
  • Perpetually identify and address risks associated with product and supplier obsolescence
  • Preparation/maintenance of daily/weekly/monthly schedules/plans for assigned products and coordinating the overall master schedule program with production to meet/exceed customer expectations, inform relevant departments about delivery dates/delays and potential issues
  • Plan and procure materials and services to support build plans, forecasts, and changing sales demand (MRP control)
  • Analyze forecast and actual consumption history for trends to maintain optimal inventory levels to meet production requirements
  • Price change management, resolve delivery/invoice discrepancy
Qualifications for parts planner
  • A high level of relevant business experience also qualifies
  • Microsoft Office tools especially Excel
  • Dealer automotive service experience is a plus
  • High school certificate preferred with passes in Mathematics and English
  • Previous experience in inventory control and/or inventory management is essential
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Intermediate Level)
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Parts Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a parts planner. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for parts planner
  • Place and manage purchase orders and leverage reporting and analytics to present progress reports to leadership team, follow approval process
  • Supplier relationship management and supplier audits
  • Renewal of frame agreements
  • Tool management
  • Material lifecycle management (in phasing, out phasing, changes, E&O cost, ECO changes including drawing update/PPAP process, DMT process)
  • Expedite materials through the entire process as needed - from the supplier through Receiving, Receiving Inspection, to the lab and Finished Good inventory
  • Manage suppliers effectively and be familiar with factors that may affect material availability, including tool consignment contracts and negotiation of charge back cases
  • Monitor supplier on-time performance and work with them to ensure appropriate levels of safety stock at supplier facilities, monitor supplier capacity
  • Participate in locating new suppliers and support supplier evaluation team activity
  • Maintain and promote strong relationships with suppliers, Supplier Quality, Manufacturing, Finance, Quality, Sales & Marketing, and any other internal customers
Qualifications for parts planner
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, manuals, and memos
  • This position requires an active Interim Secret or Final Secret security clearance
  • BS/BA Supply Chain /Logistics or Business ( Required)
  • 3-5 Years Experience Supply Chain Management /Planning (Required)
  • The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years Inventory Planning and/or Purchasing experience required
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Parts Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a parts planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for parts planner
  • Manage MRP Planning System and parameters in an effort to maintain appropriate levels of inventory to meet customer demand and service objectives
  • Analyze MRP plan and issue replenishment orders to suppliers timely and to maintain inventory to provide optimal customer service level and fill rates
  • Establish, with the assistance of Quanlity Control and Marketing, an initial service parts list to support new product launch
  • Negotiate with supplier(s) on delivery and quality standards
  • Assist in resolving supplier delivery discrepancies
  • Monitors delivery and service performance orders from internal and external suppliers
  • Analyze backorders and take necessary corrective actions
  • Prepares the Monthly PSI/Sales vs
  • Determine optimial strategy between direct fulfillment and domestic fulfillment
  • Manages and monitors inventory levels and all transfers and implement inventory reduction programs
Qualifications for parts planner
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to analyze, translate and “tell the story” with data from item level management to total business level management
  • Proven ability to assess the impact of business scenarios on the Inventory Planning process, develop recommendations and assess impact of business recommendations
  • 3-5 years of experience in Supply Chain (purchasing, planning, prod
  • Knowledge of Master Scheduling, Planning, Purchasing practices and supplier management
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects
  • Must be able to analyze problems and develop improvement
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Parts Planner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of parts planner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for parts planner
  • Develop, monitors, and report KPI (key performance indicators) & metrics monthly
  • Assists in employee training programs for supply chain/ logistics group
  • Handels special projects and assignments as needed
  • Coordinate the plan, forecast and reporting of recovered parts and alignment of demand and supply
  • Initiate and run small projects for optimizing the planning process to further professionalize the planning process
  • Execute projects to increase the reuse of parts and support initiatives like EoL/EoS (End of Life / End of Service) contract extensions
  • Formulate business cases to support decision making for potential Parts Recovery business opportunities
  • Coordinate and ensure the stable inflow of returning systems with the Trade‐In desk in RS
  • Coordinate the continuous creation of approved test protocols by the BU
  • Support the operational planner with shop floor controlling or order management activities
Qualifications for parts planner
  • Accountability - Takes ownership of tasks
  • Familiarity with lean methodology and Pull systems of material replenishment
  • Proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates sound decision making, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Collaboration, strategic planning and change management skills in a cross functional business team environment
  • Keen understanding of a manufacturing environment

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