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Material Planner
Canton, MI
$25 / Hr.

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Posted 6/01/2021

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • 1 – 2 years of experience working in the automotive industry with logistics or supplies – accepting new graduates
  • 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, SAP, and Success Factors
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational (multi-tasking), and mathematical skills

Job Description

  • Manage Inventory Pipeline
  • Issue timely orders to manufacturing in the approved format with approved ordering parameters
  • Order and maintain inventory at target to reduce inventory cost
  • Strive for 100% delivery to the customer: with input from multiple internal departments, manufacturing, and the customer, ensure customer coverage with the lowest cost option initiating management-approved premium freight if essential
  • Coordinate incoming timing with internal departments
  • Analyze and report delivery performance
  • Manage Premium Freight Order
  • Utilize appropriate processes and systems to log and order premium freight
  • Coordinate transportation requirements between multiple “company” groups and the customer
  • Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer
  • Manage Obsolescence / Balance Out
  • Order for zero obsolescence
  • Keep manufacturing on-point for minimal obsolescence as customer demand changes
  • Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer
  • Process customer claims and scrap quickly to minimize obsolescence and carrying costs
  • Act as the liaison for both the customer and manufacturing
  • Ensure timely responses to their communication
  • Assist customer with delivery issues
  • Support engineering changes with manufacturing and the customer
  • Inform customer of any impact to delivery or their build in a timely manner including support plans, commitment timing, recovery timing and root cause as required
  • Manage part registration in applicable system ensuring the system is ready to receive EDI and transmit orders to manufacturing
  • Manage late requests from the customer
  • Represent Production Control at customer and manufacturing meetings
  • Utilize customer systems as necessary
  • Complete required reports and metrics
  • Understand when escalation is required and appropriately initiate it
  • May monitor manufacturing’s output to plan for each Trial Event, updating the carline team on order status
  • May support specific prototype / preproduction meetings (e.g. component procurement / shortage and Supplier Readiness)
  • May coordinate shipment timing and special requirements with Distribution
  • May coordinate component consignments with manufacturing and the supplier
  • May process customer orders in applicable system as necessary
  • Support long-range and short-term group forecasts, goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Support other projects, tasks, and / or duties as assigned

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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