Material Planner I - SV

Savannah, GA

Job Description

Job Summary:
Under direct supervision, perform the planning activities associated with supporting Production and Completions requirements within an MRP/ERP environment. Audit and maintain planning information and associated part/material attributes within applicable systems and databases. Respond to changes in schedules and changes resulting from bill of material modifications. Communicate resulting schedule changes to procurement and operations personnel when appropriate. Responsibilities may include working closely with all levels of personnel within employer and approved suppliers.

Unique Skills:
- SAP experience preferred

Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree Materials Management, Operations Management, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
- Entry level.
- Related experience in manufacturing and materials planning or inventory management.

Job Responsibilities:
- Establish material requirements consistent with production rates, supplier lead times and corporate inventory objectives/policies.
- Ensure all data elements which impact the planning and supply chain are maintained within lead times, service levels, receiving/carrying cost, etc.
- Initiate purchase requisitions and purchase orders for new items, unique items and existing items that have reached reorder points.
- Coordinate with Product Support, Manufacturing Engineering, In House Shops, and purchasing to expedite parts in support of Operations and employer Customers.
- Analyze shortage situations and determine root cause and corrective actions.
- Monitor and assist in identification of excess inventory. Assist in determining whether the excess is subject to re-distribution or disposal. Maintain proper part disposition for tracking purposes.
- Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports pertaining to current status of inventory and overall customer service level.
- Generate replenishment schedules and coverage analysis for a buyer or planner and communicate changes as required.

Additional Functions:
- Identify components with high level of demand variability, analyze options and prepare recommendations for management approval.
- Follow safety, 6S, and quality requirements in every phase of assigned duties.
Use Lean Manufacturing techniques to ensure inventory and in stock material is the optimum qty required. to support the operation.
- Analyze and resolve issues to maximize customer service at the lowest total cost.
- Frequent interaction with personnel in other departments to follow-up, expedite, and coordinate parts.
- Develop understanding and establish experience base in employer Materials processes and procedures.
- Develop an investigative and analytical mind set.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
- Requires extensive PC experience and knowledge of automated systems.
- Effective oral and written communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to operate personal computers; experience with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel,. PowerPoint.
- SAP experience desired but not required.