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Material Planner

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Middlebury
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


The Materials Planner position is responsible for the procurement of production parts, monitoring production schedules, the on-time delivery performance of suppliers, and controlling inventory levels, as well as effectively using established processes to ensure the optimal flow of parts from the supplier's facility through delivery and to assist in directing the activities of production parts flow and the inventory control functions


  • Manage assigned parts and their respective suppliers, including all problem resolutions
  • Develop suppliers to ensure improved delivery performance and inventory control
  • Coordinate engineering changes and build schedules with suppliers and production to meet customer expectations while minimizing surplus exposure
  • Analyze MRP daily and weekly to produce supplier releases
  • Launch, schedule, defer, expedite, and cancel purchase orders to maintain inventory levels while supporting production material requirements
  • Monitor and update supplier lead-times for system accuracy
  • Verify suppliers receive weekly reports and understand expectations including part quantities and required delivery timing
  • Proactively confirm delivery/schedules against purchase orders and act if necessary
  • Monitors shortage reports and collect firm tracking and expected delivery timing
  • Obtain realistic delivery dates on shortages, follow-up as appropriate
  • Validate and perform root cause analysis for missed deliveries
  • Assist with processing material requisitions from internal personnel for part(s), repair of part(s), equipment, or special engineering projects
  • Proactively identify parts shortages and implement appropriate actions internally and externally to mitigate the risk of potentially disrupting production
  • Work with Purchasing, Operations, Finance, and the vendor(s) to determine and implement appropriate inventory levels, minimum order requirements, economic order quantities, delivery offsets, and supplier lead times
  • Assist in supporting packaging projects and implementing returnable packaging programs
  • Help monitor and manage freight/logistics costs
  • Assist in all activities pertaining to inventory accuracy and inventory reduction including VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) Kanban cards or Min/Max systems, where applicable
  • Follow established procedures; initiate and implement improvements
  • Other tasks as assigned

    • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or Business (or willing to obtain with equivalent work experience)
    • Minimum of 2 years material planning experience in a manufacturing setting
    • Experience in building and leading cross-functional teams
    • Strong and consistent attention to detail
    • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
    • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Creative and innovative team player
    • Intermediate computer skills are required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
    • Proven knowledge (or ability to quickly learn) of company's products and components
    • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely decisions
    • Able to:
      • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
      • Deal effectively with a variety of individuals at all organizational levels
      • Strong:
        • Communication skills, verbal and written
        • Public speaking ability Internal)
        • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skillsRequired
          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: The Shyft Group, South Bend , Material Planner, Other , Middlebury, Indiana

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