The Material and Production Planner is responsible for planning all materials for production builds in support of customer orders, repairs, engineering development and sales while working in a fast-paced high tech electronics manufacturing environment.
Develop strong knowledge of ERP system including Material Requirements Planning, Purchasing, Bill of Material and Inventory modules.
Plan and purchasing for raw materials, subassemblies, fabricated and machined parts per MRP signals.
Establish strong working relationships with contract manufacturers aligning purchase orders with the production schedule.
Monitor and maintain delivery schedules and due dates within ERP system.
Establish a production plan in support of sales orders, sales opportunities and internal demands.
Schedule production and maintain proper inventory levels using a variety of inputs such as sales orders, historical data, sales forecasts, and inputs from sales team.
Enter and maintain shop orders, identify and track material shortages, expedite deliveries from suppliers.
Work closely with Production Manager to provide material status for fulfilling customer demand.
Assist with providing commit dates to sales for incoming sales orders. If required, keep sales team informed of any changes to delivery dates.
Help to determine priorities for all stockroom pulls to support the production schedule.
Perform other duties and responsibilities, as required.
Strong knowledge and experience working in an manufacturing environment for products with multiple level bills of material.
Effective written and oral communication skills needed to deal with the technical and interpersonal aspects of the position.
Effective planning, organizational and negotiating skills.
Fundamental knowledge of products purchased and manufactured including good planning practices and policies.
Knowledge of production and material, production control and inventory planning.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Windows programs, with a very strong emphasis on Excel.
Understanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems.
Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Must have excellent data analytical skills and ability to work under pressure.
Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.