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Materials Planner
Lansing, MI

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$70,000 - $75,000 / yr


**Must Have Experience in an Automotive Manufacturing Plant**
 

Materials Planner Summary:  
The Materials Planner will maintain processes and procedures which ensure accurate inventory, accurate supplier releases, timely material receipts, and 100% on-time delivery from the supply base while balancing inventory levels against risk and transportation costs.

Materials Planner Responsibilities:

  • Issue weekly, component releases to suppliers. Monitoring accuracy, quantity, due date and the required lead -time is given.
  • Monitor daily, the Supply Chain Coverage Report and Balance Due Report and make necessary arrangements to ensure the on-time delivery of material shipments. 
  • Maintain frequent contact with the suppliers regarding part release information, weekly cum reconciliation and the resolution of problems that may arise.
  • Perform daily cycle counts of inventories and reconcile issues.
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy.
  • Analyze MRP data to proactively identify issues that may affect Supply Chain Performance Measures (such as Premium Freight, Part Availability, Downtime, Packaging Shortages, etc.).
  • Assist in conducting physical inventories as they may occur.
  • Establish Visual Inventory Parameters that will support the 5S (storage, labeling, min/max) on the plant floor.
  • Provide updates to KPI (Key Performance Indicators) in areas that include (Inventory Valuation, Inventory DOH, Cycle Counts, Inventory Accuracy and Premium Freight).
  • Report any hot parts or supplier past due issues to leadership.
  • Maintain Delivery Matrixes to the Receiving Department to ensure timing and frequency of deliveries are tracked, coordinated and communicated within the Material Handling Function.
  • Responsible for balance-out claims and minimization of obsolescence claim.
  • Provide Corrective Action Plans to any issues that are adversely affecting Plant Performance Measures.  
  • Maintain daily contact with Domestic and International Carriers, monitoring delivery performance to the final destinations.
  • Involvement in different phases of  New Product Launch process.
  • Complies with all Company Safety policies, procedures and rules.
Education/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have recent experience in an Automotive Manufacturing plant.
  • Minimum of 3 years automotive materials planning experience.
  • In-depth working knowledge of MRP.
  • Problem-solving abilities for operational problems, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
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