The SUPPLY PLANNER is responsible for working closely with manufacturing, distribution, supply planning and sales to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
Job functions for the SUPPLY PLANNER position include, but are not be limited to:
Proactively utilize MRP’s and other tools to review inventory projections & supply-demand summaries to prevent potential shortages or excessive inventory and demurrage.
Develop line schedules for a make-to-order, high sku, low run production facility.
Implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels (e.g. reorder pt, safety stock, ABC categorization, forecast bias, etc.). Set up inventory targets and monitor actual inventory levels vs. targets.
Ability to assess purchasing options, calculate total into stock costs and analyzing cost reduction opportunities to optimize total spend by optimizing loads via combining various products onto a single order, pre-ordering as needed to reduce costs, surveying alternative suppliers for cost reductions, adjusting hub-spoke networks as needed to reduce costs, etc.
Conduct root-cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and define corrective action plans to avoid reoccurrence. Review out of stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigations. Utilize exception reports to identify and correct potential out of stock issues.
Responsible for overall master data maintenance in systems associated with supply planning such as lead times, transportation modes, sourcing information, safety stocks, etc.
Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize aged inventory and eventual write-offs.
Review and update inputs monthly to calculate safety stocks and inventory targets.
Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets.
To be considered for the SUPPLY PLANNER position, candidates should meet the following requirements:
Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Finance, or other related field
3-5 years of supply chain experience required, preferably in support of a manufacturing operation
Expertise with various ERP systems within a production environment supported by strong data manipulation and reporting skills using Excel.
Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
Demonstrated project management skills
Drive for process improvement and ability to perform root cause analysis
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Strong customer orientation
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