Material Planner

TTi Global Wixom, MI
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Material Planner
  • Responsible to develop and implement material plans for production, warehousing, inventory levels and delivery to meet internal/external customer demand with consideration of working capital, timing and available resources
  • PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Communicate with the Suppliers and Outside Processors on daily demand and delivery issues to include Invoice Concerns
  • Manage activities related to material requirements planning (MRP), procurement, and inventory control and warehousing.
  • Establish appropriate inventory targets and implement pull system (KanBan) where feasible to prevent stock outs and excess inventories
  • Analyze and determine min/max levels of raw materials, WIP and finished goods in conjunction with master scheduler and capacity plan.
  • Create dispute reports for premium freight, rating violations and additional incidents directed by Material Manager
  • Monitor slow moving, obsolete and consigned material and adjust as required
  • Complete behind Schedule Report with explanation of each occurrence and what is being done to correct issue
  • Assist in counting, repacking, creating shippers and or labels when behind schedule to internal and external customers
  • Review Supplier Schedules daily, high lighting increases and notifying Master Scheduler, Customer Service Reps and Materials Manager of all changes.
  • Complete daily/weekly Supplier cum reconciliation
  • Create and Maintain Supplier Delivery Calendar updating changes weekly
  • Enter all scheduled releases to Suppliers weekly listing demand changes and trending elements( check Supplier contracts as required)
  • Provide data as required by Materials Manager to address Edit reports
  • Identify and coordinate Supplier schedule corrections and resolution with Program management, Purchasing and the Plant.
  • Assist Packaging Engineer with Container/Dunnage specifications and requirements
  • Provide documented evidence of ongoing Supplier issues not resolved in a timely fashion (1 week)
  • Ensure inventory locations for plant, warehouses and processors are accurate
  • Track Hot Shipments for all Suppliers and coordinate critical timing and delivery to Production and Supply Chain Team members
  • Assist Master Scheduler and ECN Coordinator with Engineering changes and establishing break points. Reconcile demand/changes against breakpoints
  • Assist in identifying/resolving contract issues for ECN, Labels and shipping
  • Notify Materials Manager of support issues and incomplete assignments/tasks
  • Create daily follow-up task list and or action register to resolve open issues
  • Participate in annual/semi-annual physical inventories as directed
  • Maintain parts information in SAP
  • Create new parts numbers as needed, create and maintain Bill of Materials in SAP
  • EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION:S
  • 2 year degree required, 4 year degree preferred in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business
  • Requires 5- 10 years of experience material planning in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word, and Excel
  • Detailed understanding and experience in MRP with working knowledge of QAD, SAP, or Oracle with EDI transmissions. (SAP Preferred)
  • Able to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to process time sensitive information and orders to meet deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Accurate document control and validation
  • TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
  • 10% or less travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and international suppliers.

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