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Material Planner

Company: Lenze Americas
Location: Uxbridge
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Lenze is currently recruiting for a Material Planner. This is an exciting role that will be focused on the planning and procurement of necessary components and supplies to meet production requirements, while supporting commodity strategies and business goals. This role will establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and seek to gain a full understanding of the elements of the supply chain. Responsibilities:

  • Review material requirements daily, enter purchase orders in SAP, and respond to reschedule messages to ensure purchase of materials, components, equipment, supplies and services in accordance with approved specifications.
  • Review confirmations from suppliers for accuracy, take corrective actions, and update shipment information on purchase orders.
  • Provide monthly or quarterly forecast reports to suppliers as requested.
  • Manage supplier quality problems as required. Facilitate return of nonconforming materials to suppliers, provide RMA instructions to Logistics, and ensure credit or replacement material is provided by the supplier.
  • Regularly verify and update Item Master purchasing data (lead time, MOQ, package size) in SAP.
  • Identify supply chain risks and recommend mitigation strategies.
  • Participate in the implementation of leading-edge procurement strategies.
  • Cooperate with all Lenze's strategic purchasing groups to leverage spend rates and assists with source alternatives and management.
  • Heavy computer work involved (i.e.: more than 75% of day) Qualifications:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Two (2) + years prior experience in Supply Chain/Purchasing in a manufacturing environment
    • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems required, SAP preferred
    • Intermediate MS-Office experience required, advanced experience preferred
    • Exhibit a strong spirit of collaboration across various teams and departments
    • Independent thinking and working
    • Experience using Lean/TPS or Six Sigma thinking, and tools is a plus
    • Industry certification (APICS, ISM, APS or other) is a plus
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent purchasing experience

Keywords: Lenze Americas, Worcester , Material Planner, Professions , Uxbridge, Massachusetts

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