Material Planner in Summerville, SC

Summerville, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
US$ 40,000 - US$ 50,000 per year, $40k - 50k per year + none
Ref. Number
Gahagan, Matt, Spherion
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Job Description

We are currently accepting resumes for a Direct Hire opportunity as a Materials Planner for an automotive company in the North Charleston area. Qualified candidates, please apply and forward a copy of your resume to

- Create and calculate logistical forecast planning with the target to have the right inventories at the right time, in the right quantity, in the right quality available and ensure a smooth material capacity planning at supplier (basis sales forecast planning, consumption and future orderbook)
- Create and maintain material master data in SAP, permanently reviews all set parameters related to safety stocks, rounding values and minimum lot sizes
- Check and control stock requirements and initiate necessary steps to meet customer demands
- Ensure 100% material availability, special priority setting on fast moving parts
- Manage customer orderboook in order to meet 100% On Time Delivery
- Management of total cost transportation by usage of defined carriers, collection of deliveries and avoidance of premium freight
- Observe the distribution of schedule lines to vendors
- Contact supplier to verify shipment details, examine vendor documents
- Contact vendor in case of schedule line deviation
- Establish escalation process in case of critical vendor backlogs in cooperation with Sourcing and Purchasing Department
- Respond to order manager about order status, changes or cancellations in case of customer backlogs
- Supplier fill rate tracking and analysis, implementation of supplier coaching in case of fill rate deviations (conference calls, meetings), reporting to team leader on weekly basis
- Inventory controlling and permanently review under consideration of material costs, storage costs and future demand, define activities to minimize overstock
- Handles change notices for direct material and coordinates their implementation with other departments and teams

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- College degree plus 3 - 5 years of related experience preferred
- Distribution experience preferred
- Background in MRP process preferred
- Understanding of inventory control procedures preferred
- Strong knowledge of materials practices and procedures including shipping and receiving preferred
- Strong computer knowledge including Microsoft Office Tools preferred
- SAP experience strongly preferred
- Great attention to detail preferred

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