Maintain a working knowledge of forecasting methods and processes and learn any new system enhancements provide in the forecasting system and recommended improvements.
Plan all purchased and manufactured parts utilizing the best ordering approach.
Ensure accurate planning parameters are set in planning systems.
Schedule Manufacturing orders and ensure customer requirements are met.
Give work direction and prioritize schedules on the shop floor
Communicate with Sales to align priorities to meet customer requirements.
Keep Management proactively informed of manufacturing challenges and issues ( capacity, machine down time, and fluctuations in resources)
Negotiate with internal cross functional teams on capacity utilization and sourcing.
Utilize the MRP system to create the buying plan, regulate safety stocks, recommend expedites and de-expedites in order to meet demand while maintaining optimum inventory levels.
Plan capacity of assigned area and sub-contract work if necessary.
Plan and execute the flow of externally procured material from the supplier into the factory for assigned products ensuring inventory optimization and flow of material.
Ensure planning information is communicated with suppliers in a timely manner. Phase out, delivery changes, etc.
Proactively communicate supply shortages to appropriate personnel.
Follow up with suppliers as necessary, to resolve delivery problems, cost changes, or quality issues.
Work with suppliers on establishing Kanban agreements to reduce inventory and lead-time.
Drive ongoing purchase price reductions through negotiations with existing supplier base and/or utilizing competitive quote process to secure alternate suppliers with lower cost without negatively impacting quality or delivery.
Manage inventory to ensure cell objectives are met and in line with company objectives.
Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement inventory reduction initiatives.
Maintain, develop, and evaluate efficient material flow.
Demonstrated report generation skills and ability to prepare presentations
Identify and implement best business material planning strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives.
Strive to maintain accurate inventory counts.
Proactive management of inventory for the avoidance of excess or obsolete on-hand inventory balances.
Define, drive, and implement process improvements and systems improvements for materials' activities. Provide timely, accurate results to streamline and improve processes.
Perform other duties as assigned
Section III: POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum 5 years planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
ERP Windows-based system experience.
Advanced PC skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Strong interpersonal, analytical, and statistical skills are required.
Demonstrate a general knowledge of machine types and capabilities.