Materials Planning Manager

Job Description

Materials Planning teams are responsible for the plans, schedules, and monitoring of the movement of material through the production cycle. They determine quantity and order date for materials to meet production or engineering schedules, initiate purchase or production requisitions compliant with supply agreements, develop the schedule to be used in the production facility based on forecasts and historical analysis, and are responsible for all planned ship dates to be updated as WIP moves through the floor. The team develops specifications for new contract orders as well as forecasts and plans for labor hours to impact production. They provide timely and accurate input on supplier performance and may be asked to participate in higher level supplier performance reviews with the strategic sourcing team. They also monitor cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.


Directs and coordinates activities of employees engaged in production planning and the handling of raw materials, equipment, and supplies by performing them personally or through subordinate employees.
Develops a strong team through training, coaching, and mentoring to achieve a world class capability of supply chain management.
Manages daily scheduling activities of the planning group and takes the lead in decision making on changes affecting material inventory and lead times.
Develops and executes sourcing strategies for each product category and vendor type to maximize quality and service while minimizing cost.
Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive inventory controls, and shipping and receiving policies.
Develops, maintains, and utilizes SAP and other available software tools for planning, control and tracking, and purchase of Direct and Indirect items and services through external sourcing and/or inter-company transfer.
Manages effective procedures and policies to ensure accuracy of BOM's, Routings, and master data.
Develops inventory management programs.
Monitors and manages the interaction between supply, logistics, and operations.
Support the effective development and introduction of new products to ensure project timelines and budgets are met and the inventory impacts are managed without adverse impacts to turns or generate obsolete or excess inventory.
Ensure budget and schedules meet corporate requirements.
Regular interactions with suppliers, internal customers, and at times, external customers.
To support with any other additional duties where required
Qualifications required:
Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Materials Management preferred, Bachelor-s degree with suitable equivalent experience also considered.
Materials Management (CPIM) certification preferred .
Ability to interact/collaborate with upper management and within a team environment.
Competency in working ERP systems with strong knowledge of MRP and other Materials Management techniques. Experience in SAP highly valued.
Strong overall technology usage skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office suite especially Excel skills.
Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills that show proven results in developing a strong team.
Experience in working in a LEAN manufacturing environment. Knowledge of Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing valued.
Project management experience combined with strong oral and written communication skills
Must be able to drive multifunctional teams in the creation and implementation of complex supply chain and material projects.
Keen negotiating skills, analytical skills, and attention to details are keys to success in this position.
Team player, hands-on attitude, self-motivated, ability to work with little supervision.
Demonstrate a commitment to achieving tasks on-time.
Familiarity working within a matrix/functional global organization advantageous
Highest level of accuracy/attention to detail in work to ensure standards of work are exemplary with minimal defect. Never compromising trust and integrity with quality.

Key Competencies for this role:
Managing and Measuring Work Managing and Measuring Work
Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.
Motivating Others
Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.
Building Effective Teams, Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
Integrity - We must demand of ourselves, our partners and each other the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are dedicated to diversity, fair treatment, mutual respect and trust.
Accountability - We honor the commitments we make to our customers, shareholders and each other. We accept personal responsibility for our actions and results and expect the same from others.
Teamwork - We foster an environment that encourages winning through creativity, continuous learning, excellence and collaboration. We practice leadership that inspires, and promotes full participation and career development. We expect transparent communications and interactions.
Innovation - We recognize that innovation for our customers is the foundation of our business. We challenge ourselves to develop new and improved ideas for our customers and in all that we do. We encourage, expect and value creativity, thoughtful risk taking, openness to change and diverse perspectives.

Why Kelly®?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

Kelly complies with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative. A conviction record does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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