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Material Planning Lead

United States - SC - Fountain Inn

Job Description

Under the direction of the Materials Manager:

 

  • Leads, coaches and mentors team of material planners to ensure the availability of parts, materials and transportation for an uninterrupted flow of materials for while maintaining minimum inventories to support 100 percent on-time customer delivery

 

  • Develops procedures and requirements for parts suppliers to improve timeliness of parts and materials delivery

 

  • Works closely with material planners and other members of the supply chain group to ensure that suppliers receive accurate delivery schedules

 

  • Provides for the maintenance of item master parameters for purchased materials. 

 

  • Utilizes and practices methods for continuous improvement: plans goals and individual development with supervisor; executes goals and development plans; keeps individual development record up to date

 

  • Assists in root cause analysis to ensure >95 percent inventory accuracy with year over year improvement

 

  • Optimize inventory levels to assure the availability of materials and parts required to fulfill the plant’s ongoing need for these parts

 

  • Tracks premium freight costs and implement countermeasures to avoid

 

  • Minimize obsolete material

 

  • Develops inventory budgets for the purpose of establishing acceptable inventory levels upon which performance can be measured and operating controls affected; provides guidance to plant personnel for the management of inventories at approved operating levels

 

  • Assists in the development of procedures to handle engineering changes within material planning to provide for orderly transition in the flow of materials and production

 

  • Assists as required in resolving this disposition of substandard or rejected materials

 

  • Ensures supplies are delivered on time to provide uninterrupted production and shipment of finished goods

 

  • Identifies job openings, develops a job description and approves the job requisition; establishes performance goals and a development plan, conducting a six-month evaluation, and provides ongoing employee appraisals for new employees

 

  • Identifies opportunities for Continuous Improvements, ensures that continuous improvement activities are planned, implemented, measured, reported, and reviewed in the respective area of responsibility

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Business, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent
  • Five to 10 years’ experience in a complex, high-volume automotive Tier One supplier or OEM
  • Strong computer skills with full understanding of software programs such as MS Office. 
  • Deep ERP experience, preferably with QAD
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
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Published: 03/09/2018
Job Field: Supply Chain & Procurement
Location: United States - SC - Fountain Inn
REQ. NO.: 18000673
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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