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8873 / Material Planner I - Contract to Hire
Yazaki North America, Inc

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10
Hourly Wage
21.00
POSITION SUMMARY
 
This position is a 3-month minimum contract to hire.  All conversions to direct hire are based on good performance as determined by management.
 
Manage pipeline inventory to support customer requirements through analysis, planning, ordering, continual monitoring and occasional intervention while minimizing any extraordinary expenses associated with these steps.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
·   Manage Inventory Pipeline
Issue timely orders to manufacturing in the approved format with approved ordering parameters
Order and maintain inventory at target to reduce inventory cost
Strive for 100% delivery to the customer:  with input from multiple internal departments, manufacturing and the customer, ensure customer coverage with the  lowest cost option initiating management-approved premium freight if essential
Coordinate incoming timing with internal departments
Analyze and report delivery performance
·         Manage Premium Freight
Utilize appropriate processes and systems to log and order premium freight
Coordinate transportation requirements between multiple Yazaki groups and the customer
Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer
·         Manage Obsolescence / Balance Out
Order for zero obsolescence
Keep manufacturing on-point for minimal obsolescence as customer demand changes
Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer
Process customer claims and scrap quickly to minimize obsolescence and carrying costs
·         Act as the liaison for both the customer and manufacturing, ensuring timely responses to their communication
·         Inform customer of any impact to delivery or their build in a timely manner including support plans, commitment timing, recovery timing and root cause as required
·         Manage part registration in applicable system ensuring the system is ready to receive EDI and transmit orders to manufacturing
·         Manage late requests from the customer
·         Represent Production Control at customer and manufacturing meetings
·         Utilize customer systems as necessary
·         Complete required reports and metrics
·         Monitor manufacturing’s output to plan for each Trial Event, updating the carline team on order status
·         Support specific prototype / preproduction meetings (e.g. component procurement / shortage and Supplier Readiness)
·         Coordinate shipment timing and special requirements with Distribution
·         Liaise with the customer and manufacturing
Assist customer with delivery issues
Support engineering changes with manufacturing and the customer
·         May coordinate component consignments with manufacturing and the supplier
·         May process customer orders in applicable system as necessary
·         Follow unique process if supporting manufacturing direct business
·         Support long-range and short-term group forecasts, goals, objectives, and priorities
·         Support other projects, tasks, and/or duties as assigned
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Degree Requirements:
Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related field.
Certification Requirements:
none
Previous Experience:
 
Required minimum years of experience in Supply chain and project management:preferred 1 year experience in either co-op, on the job or internship in related field but not required.
 
Travel Requirements:
Both domestic and international travel could be required between branches, customer and manufacturing sites
Language:
N/A
Software:
AS-400, JDE, Microsoft Suite, SAP
On Call Requirements:
During customer production hours including overtime, weekend hours and holidays.  Extended work hours occasionally required to meet with parties in different time zones. 
Physical Requirements:
Office position - primarily sedentary
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions)
 
 
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
 
COMPENTENCIES
LEVEL
Basic
Intermediate
Advanced
Composure to meet the pressures of deadlines and requirements for multiple simultaneous projects
I
II
Sr
Computer savvy to effectively utilize word processing and spreadsheets
 
I
 
Sr
Focus to concentrate on data and paperwork while managing distractions and disruptions
I
 
II
Sr
Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with various levels of personnel both within the organization and externally and build cross-organizational support
 
I, II
Sr
Mental acumen to work on tasks requiring concentration and attention to detail
 
I, II
Sr
Organization and Time Management to prioritize and meet deadlines
I
 
II
Sr
Problem solving skills to analyze systems and procedures in order to identify weaknesses and implement solutions
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics, etc.

Posting Information

La Vergne
TN
Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics
Experienced
Full-Time
Eligible to work WITHOUT employer visa sponsorship (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Perm. Resident)
December 2017
May 2019
Senior, Alumni
Bachelor's
Accounting, Accounting, Macc, Business Admin, MBA, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Education, MBE, Computer ...
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4/3/2019
9/1/2019

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