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Production Planning – Materials

By November 9, 2022No Comments

Top Gun Staffing has direct hire, first shift, immediate need for a Production Planner in the Center

Point, AL area. This role is with a stable, progressive, industry leader organization. Full benefits

package, up to 70k in annual compensation, DOE.

Job Summary

Responsible for the on-time availability of parts, sub-assemblies, supplied materials, maintenance

and service items, and all other inputs which meet conformance standards for design,

engineering, functionality and geometry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

include but not limited to the following.

o Uses MRP to maintain inventory records, manage stock on hand, track inventory

transactions, and release raw materials.

o Maintains accurate inventory records and analyze inventory discrepancies

o Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen


o Monitor supplier related on-time shipping data as well as updating supplier performance


o Coordinate/assist with new product launch meetings

o Ownership of supplier pipeline

o Maintains clean and safe working environment in line with company policies.

o Demonstrates attention to detail; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality;

Monitors own work to ensure quality

o Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to supervisor or quality engineer


o Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses

equipment and materials properly

o Schedule production for assembly lines including incoming and outgoing parts

o Contact suppliers as needed for scheduling of production line

o Scheduling of components for assembly – expedite as needed

o Maintain all necessary records in the materials department

o Tracks weekend loads

o Interact with suppliers as needed

o Maintain open sales orders

o Logistic scheduling

o Monitor supplier related on-time shipping data

o Control inventory dollars

o Cost savings on freight

o Work with production on material flow – part presentation to the line

o Coordinate and assist with new product launch meetings

o Conduct routine cycle counts and maintain audit records

o Solid interaction with the shipping department


o Prepare load sheets

o Control shim inventory

o Rating disputes

o Updates packaging per customer specifications

o Performs any other duties as assigned

o Serves on teams or committees as needed

Job Qualifications/Requirements

o Experience with MRP, ERP, Forecasting, CMS.

o Release of raw materials, Raw material processing, Chemical inventory.

o Experience with inventory control, demand planning, production planning, and supply

chain management.

o Must be able to work with very limited supervision

o Must be a self-starter and possess initiative

o Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills

o Must possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

o Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously

o Must possess ability to work flexible hours including overtime

o Must be available for around the clock customer support

o Prefer a working knowledge of assembly lines and processes

o Must possess ability and drive to work in a team environment

o Must possess proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office

(Word, Excel, etc.) and the ability to efficiently process data

o Must be willing to accept work related calls after hours

o Strong attention to detail and accuracy

o Ability to communicate orally with vendors, management, and other co-workers, both

individually and in front of a group is crucial. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for

communication is essential.


o Associates Degree with a 2-year certificate in Scheduling (raw materials experience a


o 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing (Automotive preferred)