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Material Planner

By November 15, 2022November 17th, 2022No Comments

Role Summary

The Materials Planner position requires strong working knowledge of the planning function within Modatek and an in depth knowledge of Materials Management.

Key Responsibilities

• Promotes and develops carriers to ensure continuous improvements
• Support engineering change by providing impacts from logistics
• Prepare all required Request to Ship (RSR) forms and quote out shipping requirements to approved carriers
• Work with customs broker to ensure Modatek is compliant with international trading regulations
• Help maintain shipping information such as tariff codes, country of origins, and ship to information in SAP/CMS system
• Creates load schedules to coincide with customer and vendor releases with established logistics routings
• Audits load schedules to reduce transportation costs where possible
• Reviews item master, BOM, RDF’s, customer releases (requirements)
• Schedules/routing to supply material on a timely basis to meet production schedules
• Customer contact for releases and shipments for service part orders:
• Reviews load schedules for shipments to ensure routing is accurate
• Communicate customer schedules and forecasts
• Performs root cause analysis on inventory discrepancies to maintain accurate financial records
• Manages and coordinates year end, quarterly, and daily inventory counts to ensure system and financial accuracy
• Monitors and responds to customer delivery performance ratings by reviewing status of shipments
• Resolves supply chain constraints to ensure internal and external customers are satisfied
• Communicates and resolves transportation constraints with third party transportation company
• Practices and promotes continuous improvements of materials processes and takes advantage of cost reduction opportunities
• Communicates with all departments to ensure production/logistics plans are properly executed
• Creates service parts packaging specifications which adhere to customer standards
• Assist in developing the approved carrier list for miscellaneous shipments
• Analyzes Special Material Requests (SMR) and coordinates schedules to satisfy customer demands
• Work with the Service Part Packaging and SMR Team Members to facilitate the shipments of goods
• Reviews EDI and manual requirements from the customer
• Reviews production history for planning purposes, including line schedules, reject, scrap and rework
• Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

• Community college diploma in Materials Management/ Supply Chain and Operations Management
• Five (5) years experience in the Production and Material Planning field within a manufacturing environment, preferably automotive with JIT systems
• 5 years of direct experience working with CMS System in the role of planning required
• Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
• Good customer relations skills
• Strong computer skills
• Ability to meet deadlines, multiple demands and support multiple production planning programs
• Ability to uphold confidentiality
• Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs

Additional Information

Our people are our greatest asset. As a valued Modatek Team Member, we offer you:

  • A great work experience with a dedicated and diverse workforce
  • A focus on safety, health and wellness, including a corporate wellness program, fitness membership discounts, and a subsidized cafeteria with health concious options
  • Competitive extended health benefits
  • A group RRSP with company matching
  • Partipation in the Employee Equity and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Staff apprecation events
  • Continuous training and development, including an educational reiumbursement program

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.