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Material Planner

Londonderry, New Hampshire, 03053, United States
November 17, 2017

Major purpose: 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), which may include the direct supervision of Material Controllers.

Major functions: • 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 lead time 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. 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 the cycle count process on programs, including creating cycle count sheets, entering data, and reconciling variances.

• Process Scrap and obsolete inventory from WIP and Stockroom.

• Write employee reviews and approve employee timesheets.

• Monitor work flow and assignments of Material Controllers.

• Manage/monitor back flush process.

Technical/Functional skills:

Education/Experience/Licenses etc.: • Minimum seven years’ experience in material/production planning.

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations or related area, and/or APICS certification, or 15 years related functional experience

• 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.