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Position Summary:
The material planner position is primarily responsible for planning, scheduling and coordination
of supply chain activities for purchased parts from suppliers to the production lines at ZFTG. Focus will be on achieving established stock levels; while assuring a continuous flow of material to meet production demands.
Position Responsibilities:
? ZFTG?s main contact for direct production material suppliers in regards to supply chain / logistical support requirements.
? Release material delivery schedules through SAP, communicate demands with suppliers and track their
commitments/deliveries performance.
? Update the MD04 comment section within SAP in regards to material delivery concerns and the Material Hot Parts List with timing information for critical material delivery issues.
? Identify potential shortfalls or production interruption within supplier shipping lead times; determine
appropriate actions (i.e. special transport, conference calls with suppliers, etc.) to ensure material availability to support the ZFTG production schedule.
? Coordination of information/priorities with all appropriate departments to ensure timely flow of material to prevent interruptions in the manufacturing process or material handling process.
? Support the change management process to ensure revision levels or part number changes are
implemented in a timely manner; minimizing the impact on the production schedule and material
? Monitor material in hold status or identified as return to vendor status to facilitate the process to ensure
impact on the production schedule will be minimized.
? Review stock levels, vendor performance, or production schedule trends to provide recommendations on
changes in MRP planning parameters, Kanban sizes or supplier delivery schedules.
? Maintain appropriate SAP master data for purchased parts; necessary to ensure correct information flow of releases to suppliers.
? Analyze root cause and define corrective actions for line stoppages related to material availability issues;
focused on the elimination of reoccurrences.
? Validate SAP inventory data - focused on potential material shortages.
? Assist in physical inventory activities used in the inventory validation process
? Participate in supply chain continuous improvement activities.
? Travel to supplier locations both domestic and international to assist in enhancing supply chain operations.
? Other duties required of this position; will be identified by the Logistic Supervisor ? Material
Planning/Supplier Logistics Manager/Senior Logistics Manager to support project teams, continuous
improvement activities or critical non-standard logistical/supply chain support operations.
? Understand and comply with TS 16949 and ISO 14000 requirements.
? Supports and complies with established Company?s Corporate Principles.
? Other duties as it relates to this position.
Essential Skills and Experience:
? Associate's degree
? 2+ years' experience in material planning in manufacturing environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word)
? Detail-oriented and organized
? Ability to schedule daily duties and to prioritize if needed
? Very good written and verbal communication skills
ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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