Material Planner

Massachusetts, Providence-Fall R

Posted: 08/15/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 13440

Our client in the Fall River, MA area has an immediate need for a Material Planner for a 6 month+ contract
The Material Planner is responsible for all Supply Chain strategic and tactical activities required to ensure on time delivery to customer commitments, and operations/inventory optimization. They will monitor and maintain flow, and control of materials for all production programs in their area(s).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Work directly with Program Managers, Operations Managers, and attend program meetings to monitor schedule and part changes.
Work directly with Operations, Purchasing, Accounting, Receiving, Quality, and Stockroom to maintain flow of material.
Participate in the proposal process to determine leadtime and capacity planning
Conduct finite capacity scheduling in support of the master production schedule, plan and manage all production scheduling and material related activities for new product introductions
Define finite production schedule, and partner with Operations to ensure on time delivery to plan.
Launches all production orders, monitors the flow of material through the production line and partners with Operations to mitigate any schedule attainment issues
Monitor delivery dates and expedite material with Purchasing to maintain material requirements to MRP.
Review and approve ECO s for new components releases and revision changes.
Manage the creation and maintenance of MBOMs and MRP component data.
Disposition stock, WIP, and open orders as specified.
Review bill of material for structure, accuracy, and planning parameters to ensure they are set up appropriately.
Review and action excess and shortage reports with Purchasing.
Monitor weekly shipments, assuring that production lines are achieving 100% on time delivery.
Facilitate kick off meetings as required for material management of new programs.
Review new sales orders on a daily basis and ensure all orders are entered and driving material accurately.
Ensures we are shipping against the proper sales orders to meet production commitments.
Identify critical material deliveries and ensure program requirements are prioritized though the supply chain as well as internal efforts (i.E.: Receiving, Inspection and Stockroom).
Provide training and assist in understanding MRP driven requirements.
Manage/monitor backflush process.
Bachelors degree in supply chain, operations or related area with at least 4 years of previous experience as a planner supporting manufacturing and APICS certification, or a minimum of 15 years related functional experience required.
Must possess good organizational skills, the ability to work well with others, good decision making skills, and the ability to think outside the box.
Demonstrated ability to conduct detailed analysis (what happened) and present summary root cause (why it occurred), and improvement plans (How to fix it)
Thorough knowledge of MRP systems, supplier lead times, and production cycle times.
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing initiatives, including two bin systems, 5S, and other problem solving techniques.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Previous experience and knowledge in Material Planning required.

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