The Material Planning Manager is responsible for analyzing, planning and managing the flow of materials to ensure they are provided according to schedule for multiple sites (Davenport, IA & Greensboro, NC).
The Material Planning Manager develops and implements strategies to keep inventory at a minimum without compromising customer expectations.
Scope/Supervision and Interaction: Has Direct Reports
Position will typically report to the Division Production Control Manager, Division Supply Chain Manager or Plant Material Manager and interact intra-divisionally with Logistics and Procurement.
Will manage inventory and production control.
Essential Functions: Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Manages and prepares division inventory relating to records, tracking of materials, changing business activity, quality of materials and stocking levels.
Works closely with procurement to ensure reorder processes and timely delivery of materials are in place.
Administers the development and implementation of an inventory program limiting the division's exposure to excess inventory cost, while maintaining needed stock to support customers.
Adjust inventory levels associated with any backlog production.
Analyzes production requirements based on immediate sales orders and short/medium term forecast considering production resources (people, materials, equipment).
Works with division management to determine within single or multi-plant production facilities the most cost-efficient utilization of production resources for on time delivery and minimization overall cost.
Develops scheduling to establish sequence and lead times of manufacturing operations.
Requires scheduling in weekly, monthly or longer production cycles.
Supervise the daily customer service department workflow to insure customers are serviced and product is scheduled and shipped on time.
Intervene in and directly manage challenging customer situations through research, direct communication and any other means necessary to resolve outstanding issues.
Qualifications: -Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in inventory and production control. -4 year college degree in business, engineering, or materials management required with certification in supply chain management preferred. -Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper automation opportunities. -Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing. -Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts. -Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprises principles and practices. -Travel: 25%