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Materials Planner

Company: Dana Corp
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets - passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment - Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.
Position Overview:
Responsible for managing customer demand and coordinating all requirements for manufacturing processes to ensure a controlled flow of approved materials.Position has frequent contact with machine operators, scheduler/coordinators, buyers, manufacturing process engineers, internal customer service representatives and external sales representatives, ensuring the fulfillment of customer requirements and attainment of plant shipping goals

Knowledge & Skills Summary:

  • In depth knowledge of JIT/Lean Manufacturing and the ability to apply JIT production methods such as Kanban to the tasks of material planning and inventory control.
  • Knowledge of MPS/MRP systems and concepts and a demonstrated ability to integrate these concepts with JIT and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Ability to effectively apply continuous improvement methods to the planning function (e.g. pull systems, process mapping, JIT) and related areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, other team leaders and top management.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Needs to be well organized and able to multi-task.
  • Able to communicate clearly to people from a variety of functional areas and backgrounds.
  • Good attention to detail is essential.
  • Ability to read and interpret production drawings as well as understand manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with SAP is a plus. Knowledge of Excel and Word. Knowledge of Access or Query a plus.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance feedback, and self-development activities.

    Essential Duties:

    • Promise customer orders based on lead-time availability of raw materials, capacity, and other limiting factors
    • Monitor production activity and develop action plans to optimize work center effectiveness; supporting continuous fulfillment of customer requirements.
    • Monitor and develop action plans to manage aged and obsolete inventory for assign- ed areas.
    • Initiate investigations and involve required key personnel to resolve problems that may impact scheduled shipments.
    • Maintain system-based parameters for lead-time, lot quantity and safety stock level.
    • Coordinate and manage scheduling of production matching requirements with available capacity and communication with customer, category and logistics teams.
    • Coordinate requirements, purchases, manage inventory levels in order to support production schedules while minimizing inventory.
    • Maintain bill of materials database and inventory reporting systems.
    • Assist in developing improved procedures and automation of manual systems.
    • Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed.
    • Prepare work orders or purchase requests for the production or purchase of components or parts to support a master production schedule, shop load, and inventory requirements.
    • Coordinate material movements between internal work and storage areas and/or outside processing or suppliers to ensure materials are available when needed.
    • Schedule and expedite the movement of parts by means of move orders and/or stock transfers to meet customer shipping dates.
    • Coordinate cross-functional activities with Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Engineering, Inventory Control, Shipping and Receiving, and Contract Administration to ensure a smooth flow of materials through the production process and consistent information about status and priorities.
    • Apply continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical or trade publications, establishing networks, and/or participating in professional associations.
    • Voice of the customer. Effectively communicates customer issues and priorities to operations in a timely manner.

      Education and Experience:

      • JIT / Lean Manufacturing experience required.
      • APICS certification a plus.
      • 5-7 Years of planning experience
      • B.S. in related field preferred

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

        Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

        Please note that as per Dana policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Dana will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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