This is a a great new opportunity in an expanding manufacturing company for a materials planner to join the team in this key role. Your Duties & Responsibilities would include the following : - Timely, cost-conscious procurement of production/inventory/MRO items. Receive & analyse requisitions for quantity, specifications & delivery requirements. Use approved supplier list, recommend & select new. On-board new suppliers for material planning; classifying & ensure optimal & safe inventory for their parts. Maintain proactive shortage identification; flag root causes & corrective actions. Analyse & select parts for Kanban & Supplier replenishment. Identify total cost & cash flow opportunities & resolve invoicing problems with suppliers & accounting. Coordinate with QA to resolve quality issues & liaise when parts delayed. Expedite deliveries to meet & exceed scheduled critical requirements. Continuously evaluate supplier performance & escalate to Procurement when issues occur. Analyse material & capacity availability to provide customer promise dates for sales orders. Communicate forecasts & replenishment plans to supplier. Review open requirements, monitoring vendor performance. Ensure problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing conveyed to supplier & resolved quickly. Productivity: identify & implement cost reduction/productivity projects to meet g. Keep pipeline & financial records for reporting & tracking productivity. Have product knowledge in terms of critical functions/components, etc. Know material spec & substitutions, quality, engineering requirements, etc. Have knowledge of supplier processes & capabilities; test/witness certification & actions to achieve certification. Deliver good customer service delivery for both int/ext. stakeholders. Exp. & Skills Required: Degree or 5+ years of Planning/Buying in a manufacturing setting. APICS (CPIM) or equivalent cert. ideally. Ideally knowledge of industry related supplies. Be skilled in production & supplier scheduling, processes & capabilities. Understand Kanban & JIT systems & ISO procedures. in ops., inventory mgmt., MRP & lean manufacturing processes. Strong on ERPs & Microsoft Office applications & basic mathematical skills. Bring manufacturing experience; attention to detail; self-motivation & enjoy a fast-paced, multi-tasking. Strong communicator at all levels who is team oriented and will work well with their suppliers. An excellent salary and benefits package is available for the successful candidate. To hear more please apply & we can discuss.
124 days ago