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Materials Planner
Tyler, TX

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Direct Hire

$55,000 - $65,000 / yr

Material Planner Summary:  

The Materials Planner is responsible for ordering raw material, monitoring inventory levels, lead times and lot sizes.  They are also involved with evaluating planned and proposed material/process changes; identifying and resolving supplier problems; and involved with new launches within a complex environment. 


Materials Planner Responsibilities:

  • Inventory management of raw material for on-hand safety stock levels, accuracy and build-out timing.
  • Issues and expedites order releases or shop orders to meet production schedules and maintains proper inventory levels.
  • Plans and coordinates introduction of new parts and phase out of old parts considering current inventory levels and established urgency of change.
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies between shipments and orders & in constant communication with suppliers.
  • Responsible for cycle counting to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Oversees procurement of parts and materials to ensure timely delivery.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the ERP system as it relates to inventories, production planning, and order fulfillment.
  • Investigates causes of significant discrepancies in order to prevent recurrence.
  • Identifies potential slow moving inventory for review and disposition.
  • Maintains adequate inventories to support operations while minimizing inventory investments.
  • Assists with the receiving department and the storage of raw materials throughout the plant.
  • Provides oversight for inbound/outbound logistics and inventory control.
  • Defers or expedites orders depending on production needs.
  • Manages perpetual inventory against physical count of stock and adjusts errors and investigates variances.
  • Responsible for inventory goals and measurements to drive high inventory turns.
  • Follows safety regulations and enforces compliance with company safety rules and regulations. 



  • Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) is preferred.
  • 5 years experience in Materials Planning or related field.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Strong working knowledge of Material Requirement Planning (MRP/ERP) systems.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to make quick decisions in dynamic fast paced environment.

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