Material Planner

Description

Battle Motors is looking for an experienced and driven Material Planner to manage and optimize the supply chain to meet our production requirements, The planner will be responsible for the supply chain scheduling and monitoring of commodities across the production stream for Battle motor’s manufacturing. They will deploy inventory strategies, be responsible for product change and associated material planning implications, manage and solve exceptions, and drive supplier execution. This role involves daily management of supply and constraints, status reporting and escalation, supplier engagement and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence and continuous improvement. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage planning system parameters and master data to optimally reflect supply chain capabilities and plan supply.
  • Support material manufacturing by reconciling cell material inventory and leading a cycle count program.
  • Lead root cause analysis when inventory inaccuracies occur.
  • Responsible for the inbound material schedule and leading and delegating personnel and equipment of the production flow receiving warehouse.
  • Support logistics department to ensure most cost-effective ways to bring in material.
  • Coordinate product changes to ensure minimal obsolescence. 
  • Build and maintain operational partnerships with assigned suppliers.
  • Act as the primary interface with suppliers on delivery status, issues and resolution.
  • Manage quality standards and testing criteria for required testing criteria to ensure continuous supply.
  • Perform analysis that supports defining the roadmap for production capacity increases / change.
  • Support onboarding and training of new suppliers to ensure operational excellence and compliance with Battle Motor’s supply chain processes and policies.
  • Coordinate supplier ramp up and down for new product launches, ensuring suppliers deliver shipments needed to support production targets.
  • Partner with IT and other business stakeholders on planning process and system improvements.
  • Work with material manufacturing, quality department, & support teams to establish & improve processes for delivery systems.
  • Generate and publish key performance indicators.
  • Communicating plans, plan revisions, and production vs. plan to all manufacturing, support, and business stakeholders.
  • Create and publish weekly and daily schedules.
  • Attend daily meetings with leadership and peers and review, revise, or finalize the next days or weeks work schedule.
  • Support in creating and maintaining plan for every part.
  • Provide support in preparation and execution of physical-inventory activities. 
  • Other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
Requirements

Education And Experience
  • Associates degree in related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in material planning.
  • Experience using an ERP for tasks related to planning required; experience with Epicor preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, required.

Training And Job Knowledge Requirements

  • Excellent decision-making skills and a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to drive improvements by working effectively with other departments.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and communicate specific requirements to vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several different tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Team player with keen problem-solving skills.
  • Recognize the Quality Management System in place at CCC and participate in the processes and procedures in the QMS ISO 9001:2015.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing shop floor environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility of schedule as needs arise.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds as required.
  • May be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety glasses, steel-toed shoes and hearing protection required in manufacturing areas.
  • Employees are required to follow all COVID-19 precautions in place including, but not limited to, use of face coverings and temperature readings.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Battle Motors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Location:

New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States (On-site)