Material Planner

Recruiting Solutions is looking for a Contract Materials Planner to join a large manufacturing company in McBee, SC.

Job Description


  • Establish strategies to improve supply chain, solve shortage issues and strengthen supplier relationships

• Obtain materials, components and equipment, as required by the production schedule

• Plan, schedule, monitor materials through the development, prototype and production cycle

• Expedite orders as necessary. Identify actual and potential delivery problems and take proactive steps to inform appropriate personnel

• Maintain an awareness of materials and procurement concepts

• Verify data accuracy (parts numbers, BOMs, Part Costs) in MRP; report problems to appropriate parties

• Understand and apply MRP reports in ordering parts used in production to ensure appropriate delivery dates

• Identify problem areas and offer possible solutions

• Complete special assignments for the Materials department as directed by the Materials Manager/Material Planning Supervisor

• Track progress of parts to ensure on-time delivery

• Work with engineering on new product introductions, including early supplier involvement

• Implement improvement processes to reduce inventory and non-value added work

• Perform supplier audits, and ongoing supplier ratings

• Control incoming freight and handling costs

• Responsible for optimizing material costs through vendor analysis, quality, schedule, cost evaluation, etc. Applies cost effective measures as related to support standard cost and make/buy decisions.

• Serve as liaison between the supply base and all internal departments on all matters involving materials and purchases, or affecting production and achievement of the shipping plan

• Ensure all Materials required to support customer orders on assigned product lines.

• Ensure Inventory targets are met on assigned product lines.

• Other duties as assigned by Manager / Supervisor


Excellent oral and written communication skills

Above average computer/technology skills - must demonstrate comfort learning new technologies and implementing them in work

APICS/CPIM preferred

Ability to analyze and interpret MRP data, and engineering drawings while applying sound planning principles

Ability manage and manipulate systems data and parameters to ensure stocking levels while maintaining high customer service

Ability to work independently, establish priorities, make decisions

Bachelor's Degree in business or related field of study and/or equivalent experience

at least 2 years of materials planning experience

experience with ERP systems

Supplier relations/communication experience

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    Mc Bee, SC

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    (843) 519-2500

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