Senior Planner Manufacturing - 2893

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities
Senior Planner Manufacturing - 2893
Role: Buyer, Supply Chain, Purchasing
Relocation Available: Yes, but local or closeby is ideal
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: North Carolina
Town / City: Thomasville
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Job description:
Worldwide manufacturing company with operations in North Carolina. The strength of the organization is a focus on continuous innovation and investments in both product and technological developments.
Optimizes material flows to achieve highest customer service while simultaneously supporting inventory targets set by management.
Develops an efficient and effective production and/or material flow schedule considering multiple inputs: sales and operations plan, customer requirements, production efficiencies, warehouse capacities, and supplier capabilities.
Ability to work directly with suppliers on day-to-day material requirements in addition to providing longer term forecasts as required.
Manages flow of materials between production facilities and external warehouses as required.
Serves as link between all impacted departments as needed to ensure successful product launches and reduce obsolescence costs. Maintains all associated planning parameters to ensure MRP system is planning correctly.
Innovates and drives changes in processes, methods and procedures.
Assists as necessary in various Supply Chain projects spanning all production/warehouse sites. Qualifications:
Competencies Required:
o Highly analytical: critical-thinker; strong analytical aptitude and attention to detail; due to the speed and rate of change occurring in this manufacturing environment, must be able to problem solve and think independently
o Excellent computer competence: comfortable working in a highly automated environment with multiple complex software systems; proficient in MS Excel; solid ERP/MRP understanding
o Fast learner: able to learn large quantities of information quickly, think abstractly in order to understand the various linkages between all manufacturing and distribution locations, understand intra-company flows and communicate clearly with all levels of management
o Organized: ability to multitask and prioritize; results oriented o Strong interpersonal skills: a team player that communicates effectively, both internally and externally; relationship builder; supervisory experience preferred
o Flexible: adaptable and able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; able to work additional hours as required o Professional maturity: a proactive self-starter with the ability to work with minimal direction, but also follow direction; remains calm and focused in high pressure situations; excellent attendance, punctual
o Motivated: enthusiastic; strives for excellence; continually seeks to improve self and company; ability and strong desire to grow with the company; leads by example
Bottom Line Requirements:
1. Bachelor's Degree required. Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management preferred.
2. 3+ years of experience in material planning and production scheduling using an integrated ERP system in a manufacturing environment.
3. Proficient in MS Excel with a strong ERP/MRP foundation and have the ability to utilize software systems effectively to manage and analyze large, complex data sets.
4. SAP or MS Access experience and APICS classes or certification a plus.

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