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Materials Planner
La Vergne, TN

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Posted 12/12/2018

Required Skills

  • 1 – 2 years of experience working in the automotive industry with logistics or supplies
  • Infotainment or Harnessing experience is a huge plus
  • Unique to Sr. Material Planner
  • APICS classes or certification preferred
  • Domestic and foreign travel
  • On Call Requirements: Evenings and Weekends as necessary
  • Physical Requirements: Office position – primarily sedentary
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational (multi-tasking), and mathematical skills

Job Description

  • Support Customer demand shortage through critical path reviews
  • Support Sales and Operations Planning activities with affiliate and program team
  • Support Balance out planning and coordination
  • Ensure timely response to affiliate communications
  • When necessary, aid with carlines other than their own
  • Work on special projects or assignments as needed
  • Primary window to manufacturing and the customer(s) on all product delivery related issues
  • Support data collection, analysis, and corrective actions implemented for team metrics
  • Support the development and implementation of effective, efficient, and common processes, procedures, and methodologies
  • Participate in program activities toward issue resolution (i.e., root cause analysis, preventive and corrective actions development, and verification that corrective actions are effective)
  • Part and Inventory Management:
  • Report potential obsolescence as required
  • Complete finished goods part setup in procurement system
  • Ensure customer requirements are received, analyzed and processed as expected from all sources including customer systems
  • Monitor the arrival and decide prioritization of inbound shipments with transportation department
  • Coordinate expedited orders with transportation and manufacturing affiliates as necessary
  • Determine cost responsibility of extraordinary costs and submit appropriate back up to business unit management as well as business unit extraordinary costs specialists if applicable
  • Complete appropriate S/R (shipping release) to each affiliate weekly or as required
  • Responsible to manage inventory on-hand volumes to minimize obsolescence as it relates to Program Model Year Balance Out, engineering change or service requirement
  • Ensure extraordinary expense tracking matrix are updated and maintained as required (i.e. Air Chart, etc.)
  • Program and Affiliate Support:
  • Represent PCD in functional group and business unit meetings and projects when needed
  • Represent PCD during affiliate balance out trips when needed
  • Communicate efficiently and timely with customer
  • Provide commitment timing and / or detailed support plans for delivery when required, including Root Cause analysis and / or other containment actions and documentation required by business unit and/or customer
  • Support customer Launch, Shortage, Prototype PAT, Supplier Readiness and High-Impact supplier meetings when required
  • Communicate transportation requirements such as delivery points, airfreight, expedites, hand carries, charters, etc. and associated costs in support of customer deliverables
  • Provide customer schedule and delivery information, including specific requirements (if any) to the distribution center(s)
  • Issue Fabrication authorization to manufacturing according to the build and delivery requirements for each Prototype and / or Pre-production build phase as required
  • Monitor and track status of Prototype / Pre-production builds at manufacturing through each build phase to insure customer deliverables are met
  • Work with appropriate program management and engineering to:
  • Coordinate engineering change timing
  • Review rework options when needed
  • Monitor affiliate delivery performance
  • Complete plant loads when required
  • Monitor YNA delivery performance to the customer
  • Review existing process and / or tools, identify gaps, and implement corrective actions and “best practices”
  • Coordinate with other functions such as Warehouse, Transportation and IT in order to improve processes including recommendations of system updates and changes in business operating procedures
  • Apply advanced knowledge of supply-chain management methodology
  • Warehousing, Affiliate capacity planning, Finished Goods / Component transit times and Manufacturing / Warehouse / Tooling Transfers
  • Evaluate economic impacts of supply-chain management:  freight packages, cost recovery, extraordinary expense

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