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Material Planner

Job Description

Position Title:Material Planner
Location:Farmington Hills, MI

Job Summary

This position is an entry level role that is responsible for managing the complete flow of materials into all locations to support production as well as fiscal responsibility.  Accountable for specific commodities and maintaining inventory and stocks levels.


Principle Responsibilities

  • Utilize the production planning and inventory control system (MRP) to schedule purchased product in the right quantity to be delivered timely to support production schedule
  • Track supplier on time delivery and work with suppliers to improve performance as needed
  • Develop recovery plans with suppliers when required and ensure the plans are followed
  • Accountable for maintaining good relationships with suppliers to guarantee delivery requirements and standards are met
  • First point of contact for materials issues such as shortages and out of stock materials
  • Proactively communicate issues to make certain resolutions are put in place and escalate concerns
  • Implement plan to identify correct safety stock levels and maintain those levels going forward
  • Create, maintain and communicate system parameters, processes and procedures
  • Evaluate supplier performance and address improvement opportunities
  • Accountable for product delivery to the manufacturing facilities


  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Capability to prioritize and plan work activities; sets goals and objectives and develop realistic action plans
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills with the demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with competitive needs and deadlines and drive those concurrent projects to completion
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process and makes timely decisions


  • BS/BA degree in supply chain or logistic management required
  • Knowledge of SAP highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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