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Material Planner


Menomonee Falls, WI

Job Summary

We are seeking an individual for the position of Material Planner. The Material Planner role is an integral member of the Operations team.  Responsible for inventory management and supplies to support customer requirements, production schedules, and other operational functions.


  • Execution of planning messages (MRP, Virtual Pull, requisitions, etc.) in a timely manner to ensure production and customer requirements are fulfilled
  • Release purchase orders to preferred/approved suppliers based upon planning messages
  • Expedite and de-expedite orders of inventory and supplies, by reviewing shortages reports and other messages
  • Collaborate with Purchasing in the evaluation of current approved suppliers and selection of new suppliers
  • Maintain JDE planning parameters (lead-times, ROP, ROQ, MOQ, Kanban systems, and accurate system dates)
  • Understand, track, and execute changes to support corporate defined KPI’s which include inventory, customer satisfaction levels, lead-time, etc.
  • Maintain positive communications with internal/external “customers” for raw materials, finished goods, supplies, and services (Customer Service, Suppliers, Inter-plant, operations, etc.)
  • Manage inbound and outbound shipments with suppliers and internal traffic department
  • Assure proper approval, accounting, and processing controls are maintained
  • Interfaces with Quality/Commodity Managers to develop correction actions related to purchased and manufactured components
  • Involvement in continual improvement/cost down efforts
  • Manage changes related to engineering, process, quality, and/or suppliers
  • Other job tasks as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in operation/supply chain/business or equivalent experience required
  • 2+ Years of experience in any planning/manufacturing environment

Knowledge, Skills Abilities and Competencies 

  • Manufacturing familiarity
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of quality systems
  • Committed to lifelong education
  • Proven track record as a team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer focused
  • Sense of self accountability
  • High level of professionalism
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially pivot tables, vlookups, etc)
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work well and cross-train in a team environment
  • Ability to identify cost down and continual improvement opportunities
  • Understanding of dependencies and the cause/effect of these dependencies
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