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Position Summary

  • Responsible for the company’s supply chain and the scheduling of supplier components
  • Leadership for the Material Planning team (Senior Material Planners and Material Planners)
  • Establish goals to adhere to key initiatives, (100% Safety, 100% Quality, and 100%Delivery)
  • Ensure parts are on time to support manufacturing schedules
  • Develop plans to reduce inventory
  • Develop countermeasures pertaining to under-performing suppliers

Required Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications / Licenses

  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in Manufacturing Material Planning or 7+ years of relevant experience in Commodity Management or Strategic Sourcing
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience
  • Relevant experience with logistics and transportation
  • Relevant experience with JIT, VMI, warehousing, packaging and Lean Operations
  • Relevant experience with manufacturing systems (ERP)
  • Strong logical, objective, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Efficient and effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven background in leading significant change in efforts to reduce lead-time and inventory
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities that support optimized material flow from external suppliers
  • Strong Microsoft Excel background (V-Look-up, Pivot Tables, Charts, Macros)
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint background in preparation and development of presentations
  • Ability to generate performance based KPI’s and hold the team accountable
  • Extensive experience in managing expedites and critical parts delivery
  • Ability to establish a cohesive material planning strategy that compliments customer order patterns

Desired Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications / Licenses

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Relevant knowledge of quality systems, lean manufacturing processes and project management
  • Industrial equipment manufacturing experience
  • BPCS and/or (Factory Planner) experience in an AS400 environment
  • Combination of backgrounds including purchasing, planning, scheduling, and other Supply Chain experiences
  • Understanding of contracts and general business terms and conditions
  • Logistics, 3PL, Air, Ocean and Land Freight familiarity in order to resolve transportation issues

Equipment and Tools Used / Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Computer and associated business equipment