The material planner will plan and manage the materials replenishment process for assigned items or supply categories. This role provides leadership for the planning and execution of planning material to attain company metrics like inventory levels and customer fill rate. This role will typically analyze changing material demand patterns, interface with vendors, and oversee and improve vendor performance. This position will be responsible for analyzing DSFM generated forecasts for reasonableness and accuracy, as well as managing the introduction of new products, engineering changes and customer conversions. Position will manage vendor purchase order changes, process customer order enquiries, schedule changes and cancellations, and determine, research and correct material inventory discrepancy causes.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Daily review all MRP exception messages. Ensure all required purchase orders are released, canceled, expedited, modified according the exeception messages. Communicate changes of the material replenishment plan to production planners and other functional groups.
Primary supplier contact for all day to day purchase order issues for all assigned items or supply category including the communication and escalation of issues and supplier performance to other functional groups.
Monitor and ensure planning strategy and goals are executed. Lead and provide support on the disposition of slow moving and obsolete materials. Ensure vendor returns are processed on time. Analyze data to provide root cause analysis and report on key performance metrics.
Monitor and plan new material items as assigned. Ensure purchase orders are released, and item attribute data is entered accurately in JDE. Provide planning related information to other functional areas during the new product introduction process. Participate in meeting and conference calls.
Monitor and communicate any data integrity issues. Ensure all required parameters are set in JDE for assigned items or supply categories.