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Materials Planner

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Materials Planner to manage and coordinate our material planning processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for determining the materials needed for production, setting production schedules, coordinating with suppliers, and ensuring the timely delivery of materials. They will also be tasked with maintaining inventory levels, conducting regular audits, and identifying opportunities for cost reduction. The Materials Planner will work closely with various departments, including production, purchasing, and logistics, to ensure that all materials are available when needed. This role requires strong analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep understanding of supply chain management.

Responsibilities

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  • Determining the materials needed for production.
  • Setting production schedules.
  • Coordinating with suppliers.
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of materials.
  • Maintaining inventory levels.
  • Conducting regular audits.
  • Identifying opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Working closely with various departments.
  • Ensuring that all materials are available when needed.
  • Analyzing and resolving any material shortages.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Materials Planner.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities.
  • Deep understanding of supply chain management.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of production planning processes.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with inventory management software?
  • How do you handle pressure and tight deadlines?
  • Can you explain your process for determining the materials needed for production?
  • How do you identify opportunities for cost reduction?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to resolve a material shortage?