Planner, Materials Job Description

Planner, Materials Job Description

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Planner, materials provides and nurture an environment of continuous improvement through the use of lean manufacturing principles and processes to include process changes, tools, and workflows.

Planner, Materials Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Communicate significant forecast changes with Rockford Repair Planners to alert to possible procurement actions required
Must adhere to all EH&S regulations and policies attend required training courses related to EH&S
Coordinate with supplier exchange material
Coordinate with PW Spares allocation of critical spares
Order, receive, store and disperse all types of non-production material according to work instructions and procedures
Confer with plant manager and master scheduler to ensure alignment of production and shipment schedules, focusing on the availability of finished goods to meet logistics plan
Work with department supervisor and shipping lead to identify and separate totes based on shipment schedule
Support production schedule revisions and understand impacts on logistics efficiency
Adjust shipping operations to ensure load optimization
Confer with sales representatives and customers to align shipping & production activities, and resolve complaints or eliminate delays

Planner, Materials Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Planner, Materials

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, NAPM, APIC, LSS, ISM, ISO, PICS, A.P.I.C.S

Education for Planner, Materials

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the planner, materials 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, Industrial Engineering, Business/Administration, Technical, Associates

Skills for Planner, Materials

Desired skills for planner, materials include:

MS Office
Inventory accounting principles
MRP processes and procedures with the ability to train and coach teammates
SAP is advantage
Artemis Project View
Basic Lean Principles

Desired experience for planner, materials includes:

Generate, monitor, and distribute flatbed load efficiency dashboard and performance vs
Supervise day-to-day activity and performance of various third Party Logistics providers
Identify and implement savings opportunities related to the management of finished goods, scheduling process improvements, and logistics optimizations
Coordinate input on material shortages, sub-contract, and delivery of material
Monitor implementation of corrective action plans from our supply base or logistics provider
Coordinate the efforts of cross-functional groups, resolve bottlenecks, parts shortages, machine maintenance, manpower issues, and supplier capacity

Planner, Materials Examples


Planner, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a planner, materials. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for planner, materials
  • Understand and manage material lead time to ensure prompt delivery of material prior to start of vehicle or powertrain build
  • Interface with Inspection & Receiving to ensure proper and efficient inspection activity timely prototype part availability in support of vehicle and powertrain build activity
  • Provide a shortage list to the Build Manager when missing parts are identified
  • Coordinate pre-build material inspection and assembly documentation requirements between Development Engineer, inspection, and assembly
  • Ensure inspection and build data is recorded in a timely and accurate manor
  • Work with Mechanics to ensure material is correct and all required data is taken for vehicle and powertrain builds
  • Track and input all deviations from original intent RMO/BOM
  • Create, review and release manufacturing and/or purchase orders in a timely manner
  • Monitor and track material flow to identify bottlenecks and characterize usage
  • Plan all parts individually to meet the business needs
Qualifications for planner, materials
  • Possess knowledge of supply chain activities, including transformation of components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer
  • Maintain cost plans and regularly monitor actual costs vs
  • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and works in accordance with established HS&E requirements to ensure the protection of employees, the public, and the environment
  • Degree in Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or Business Management preferred
  • Background in data mining, statistical analysis, marketing research, and/or quantitative problem solving is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office including proficiency with Microsoft Excel (lookups, pivot tables, forecasting functions, macros, ) is required

Planner, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of planner, materials. 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 planner, materials
  • Communicate with various fulfillment partners on projected deliveries
  • Assists management to prioritize and assign tasks to the work group
  • Initiates contact and confers with suppliers as necessary to insure acceptable delivery performance
  • Manages transition of components related to reformulations, redesigns, new product introductions, and item discontinuation
  • Issue purchase and/or shop orders to Kenworth suppliers to meet engineering change order (ECN) requirements
  • Ability to understand the product drawings / documentation & relay information to the suppliers in order to meet delivery requirements
  • Define & drive Purchase matrices, Cost productivity & warehouse matrices
  • Establish & lead team of buyers, meeting cost productivity
  • Drive inventory matrices, supplier related processes
  • Work closely with Global sourcing team to co-ordinate supplier relationship
Qualifications for planner, materials
  • Analytical, planning skills and proficient in influencing & communicating knowledge of operational systems and procedures (forecasting, MRP, BOM, etc) with a good appreciation of other related functions (Customer Services, Production Scheduling and Production Planning)
  • An accommodating mindset open to cultural awareness & diversity
  • Solid understanding and awareness of supplier base and related commodities
  • Proven in Supplier Relationship Management and process design and improvement
  • Good communications skills to work with various departments in the organization outside vendors
  • ACE associate (Achieving Competitive Excellence, or equivalent Six Sigma) or higher, preferred

Planner, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of planner, materials. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for planner, materials
  • Monitor aging of PO
  • Achieve raw material availability for all manufacturing facilities on time and at the lowest cost
  • Continuously focus on minimization of “aged” inventory
  • Adjusts amounts for existing inventory and for orders of conventional sizes
  • Assist in all function the role of the asset Maintenance Planner & Asset Scheduler
  • Review and Identify the required spares reference to the equipment based on the asset user’s requirement
  • Reserve the required material for the Maintenance activities
  • Work in conjunction with Asset Verification Team
  • Coordinate with Engineering & warehouse team to ensure correct min/max levels as are developed
  • Initiate SAR based on approved RSPL for New Material/ND/DNR/Stock Level Amendment
Qualifications for planner, materials
  • Advanced experience in Office Suite
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, taking ownership in multiple, simultaneous priorities
  • Aptitude for technical understanding as spares customers are generally technical team members
  • Passionate and driven self-starter
  • Unfazed by ambiguity and has a bias for taking action
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related fields desired

Planner, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of planner, materials. 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 planner, materials
  • Identify risks, develop alternative solutions and assess impact on product delivery to present optional solutions to Supervisor / Manager of Material Planning for approval on a timely basis
  • Perform Inventory Analysis where required
  • Develop key reports, measurement, and benchmarks to improve Material Planning and supplier management processes
  • Manages processes for creation/maintenance of Master Data, Bill of Materials and Recipes
  • Inform in advance the possible restrictions on production, caused by shortages of raw material and packaging material, so that they are reviewed and informed in the ROP and / or CPCP cycle
  • Oversee all storeroom functions
  • Reviews and revises production and fulfillment plans as required by changes in the sales forecast or manufacturing schedules
  • Provides daily updates to the flour control sheet to including scheduling of flour loads, oils and other critical flour sheet items
  • Acts as a liaison between Material Planning, Production Scheduling, , Manufacturing, Quality, Customer Service, Suppliers, Warehousing, communicating, troubleshooting issues, problems and concerns
  • Continuously reviews inventories and orders vs
Qualifications for planner, materials
  • Complex analytical/problem solving experience, statistical analysis and planning and scenario analysisand evaluation
  • Advanced analytic skills and ability to work with large amounts of data with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Extensive skills/experience in spreadsheets (Excel)/databases (Access), Proficient user of other computer applications incl
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate at all levels within the organization and to translate analysis to audience and communicate recommendations
  • Strong time management & organizational skills with ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent informal leadership and influencing skills for specified area of responsibility

Planner, Materials Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of planner, materials. 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 planner, materials
  • Delivers key measurables in a timely, professional and ethical method to ensure and protect the Company’s professional image
  • Analyze and make recommendations on stocking levels that comply with material management policies
  • Manage inventory levels at distribution centers against established target levels
  • Organize and monitor the material obsolescence program
  • Manage material/ product transition plans and establish order points
  • Ensure material is available for forecasted large jobs
  • Manage material container usage and associated actions
  • Initiate and monitor the cycle count process
  • Overall responsibility for material plans for a specified categories
  • Lead & conduct material planning meetings with suppliers, ensuring all material plans are adequate from DOS and obsolescence targets in the long and short term
Qualifications for planner, materials
  • No or very limited physical effort required and or exposure to physical risk
  • Experience using material requirements planning (MRP) or SAP based systems including excel, word
  • Experience with computer based inventory control system required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with other departments
  • General understanding of production practices, BOM’s, and shipping/receiving a plus
  • Licenciatura en comercio internacional, Comercio exterior, Ingeniero Industrial

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