3131 Material Planner
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
 Vance, AL

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!

The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.

MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.

MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Job overview
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for assuring, on a continual basis, that an uninterrupted flow of production material is available to support the vehicle production process. It also monitors inventory levels, expedite material , and audit material adjustment transactions to support a minimum inventory production process.
Duties and responsibilities
Order all production material, sample parts, prototype trial parts and repair parts.
Track and communicate all expedites to cross-functional teams until fully received.
Analyze all incoming shipments and communicate root cause for delay.
Monitor supplier performance and request countermeasures for delivery issues.
Investigate inventory and receipt of discrepancies, track and report all open invoices.
Monitor production parts on a continuous basis to prevent the occurrence of a shortage, and report to management in case of deficiencies.
Direct and assist suppliers to assure material is shipped in accordance with the material release and that correct communication of shipment is attained.
Ensure proper balance out procedures are followed to minimize obsolescence.
Review internal database for daily plant impact; provide, request and analyze root-cause.
Resolve inventory discrepancies through problem solving methodologies with cross-functional teams.
Monitor and correct all advanced shipping notice transmissions.
Investigate, track and dispose of obsolete material.
Timing Coordination: Analyze engineering change documents and provide implementation date through coordination with external partners.
Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.
Work safely 100% of the time.
Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum level of education
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in (Choose
all the apply):
Business Administration
Supply
Chain/Operations Management
Or related area or the equivalent combination of education and
experience.
Professional
Experience
A minimum of three
(3) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s):
Manufacturing
environment in areas such as Engineering Change Control or Supply Chain
Management
Required skills
Working
knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
Working knowledge of SAP or comparative software
Proven understanding of Logistics process flow
Preferred skills
Written
and verbal German language skills
Working knowledge of Material Control, Operational Management, Production
Inventory Control and/or Purchasing