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- Materials Planner
- Ventra Grand Rapids 5, LLC
Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.
Scope of the Position
The Materials Planner will manage production suppliers. Plan all incoming Raw materials, purchased components, packaging, sub-suppliers and outside services to support manufacturing and shipping requirements and oversee Receivers in accordance with stated policies, procedures and departmental goals. Directly or through manager, ensures achievement of company goals and objectives. This position participates fully in department initiatives. This position will work closely with the Materials Manager.
- Coordinate all incoming logistics planning with suppliers.
- Inventory expert, working with ERP systems to troubleshoot inventory discrepancies and monitor inventory accuracy.
- General knowledge of PPAP, IATF, ISO14001, MSDS, CTPAT and Health & Safety requirements.
- On-call from the plant by cell phone after hours.
- Issue firm and forecast releases to vendors on an ongoing basis for all production related items (i.e. Steel, Aluminum, Purchased Components, Packaging, sub-suppliers and Outside services).
- Coordinate receiving schedules to ensure a smooth flow of incoming products.
- Maintain minimum inventory levels and monitor for accuracy regularly with cycle counts.
- CMS database-Purchasing and Inventory expert. Troubleshooting inventory discrepancies, understanding transactions in inventory database and root cause analysis.
- Ensure current MSDS for items purchased are on file at all times.
- Coordinate various outbound shipments related to vendors/production (i.e. Scrap processor, returnable containers; materials for out of house tryouts).
- Report monthly Supplier Performance and summarize for QOS reporting.
- Work with Quality Supervisors on supplier quality issues.
- Keep up to date with system changes and training requirements related to job duties.
- The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System.
- Degree in a related field preferred.
- Minimum 3 to 5 years in the automotive industry preferred.
- 2 years Inventory control experience.
- Excellent English communication skills.
- Positive attitude.
- Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
- Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
- Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
- Strong analytical ability.
- interpersonal skills are required.
- Troubleshooting ability is required.
- Strong decision making and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated good internal customer service skills.
- Detail oriented.
- Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time
What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!
Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.