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Material Planner

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented Material Planner to manage our material planning processes. The Material Planner will be responsible for identifying the materials needed for the production process and ensuring that the necessary materials are in stock. This includes coordinating with suppliers, maintaining inventory levels, and working closely with the production team to ensure that materials are available when needed. The Material Planner will also be responsible for analyzing material usage, identifying potential shortages, and developing strategies to address these issues. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of supply chain processes, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

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  • Identify the materials needed for the production process.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials.
  • Maintain inventory levels and ensure materials are available when needed.
  • Analyze material usage and identify potential shortages.
  • Develop strategies to address material shortages.
  • Work closely with the production team to coordinate material usage.
  • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues.
  • Prepare and maintain material planning reports.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Previous experience in material planning or related role.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and inventory management software.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles is a plus.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with material planning?
  • How do you handle potential material shortages?
  • Can you discuss a time when you improved a material planning process?
  • How do you ensure materials are available when needed?
  • Can you describe your experience with inventory management software?