Position: International Materials Planner/Logistician

Position: International Materials Planner/Logistician

Purpose of the Job
• The Material Requirements Planner will ensure the necessary components are available to meet the requirements of the maintenance schedule of major multinationals while minimizing working capital.

Primary Responsibilities
• Ensuring efficient detailed planning of the production lines machinery for major Multinationals and the creation of a production schedule with the use of SAP ERP
• Minimizing the working capital of pre-materials
• Successful coordination with plant operations and maintenance
• Successful coordination with logistics and procurement teams to ensure delivery of pre-materials to meet the production schedule
• Open communication with operations planning teams
• Successful implementation and continuous improvement of SAP ERP
• Improving work center capacity accuracy in SAP ERP
• Ensuring that customer due dates are achieved to meet business goals
• Reporting plant performance
• Training and development of employees
• Conduct employee performance reviews to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution
• Key user for SAP ERP
• Communicate to the operation of any risk of supply
• Determine the best logistics for supply (frequency / cost)
• Run MRP to explode customer requirements and generate requirements to suppliers
• Follow closely the level of inventory of components and raw materials
• Program orders to suppliers (local and international), follow from shipping to delivery
• Make sure suppliers receive orders / releases on time
• Create daily reports of critical materials (potential shortages) and follow close the ones that have a risk coverage for the operation
• Maintain in the plant the level of inventory planned, that allows the maintenance to run in an efficient way
• Maintain updated and correctly all the SAP parameters required for material planning and inventory control
• System inventory control: keep control of level of inventories, including slow material and obsolete.
• Update the system based on supplier delivery performance and follow on any charge backs and corrective / preventive actions.
• Report analysis and creation (coverage, forecast, projections, supplier past due orders, supplier over shipments, etc..)
• Continuous Improvement and Saving projects implementation for his / her area of responsibility
• Improve logistics for suppliers inbound by reducing cost on transportation per lb. or transit lead times
• Close communication with major Multinational companies in the United States of any inventory level change that might impact production maintenance
• Responsible for all the import documentation – proforma invoice, purchase order, shipping instructions, import licenses, master packing list and packing list
• Follow up on import process for inbound material when needed and provide all legal documents needed following each customer Customs procedure
• Main contact with the Supplier overseas: lead time of components, pickup and delivery at the freight forwarder warehouse
• Follow up with freight forwarders overseas
• Setup and follow expedite transportation if required following the rules for bidding and informing the operation on shipment progress
• Achieve logistics budget
• Request if necessary cycle counts as needed
• Make sure critical material is received physically and in system
• Work directly with our major Multinationals customers: in engineering and project management for engineering changes and new projects. Includes setting up the supply chain and following breakpoints, and coverage. Successful launch complying with budget.

• Ensure Supplier delivery on time
• No line or plant shutdown due to missing components
• Premium freight (reduced or non existent freight outside budget, in example unplanned airfreights)
• Ensure inventory days on hand and mix (available inventory in accordance with budget, in the right quantity and mix to avoid shortages or excess inventory)
• Implement continuous Improvement and saving projects
• Support successful engineering changes and new projects launches for all our Multinational customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• B.S. / B.A. Industrial engineer / System engineer / Business Administration (required)
• Expanded knowledge of SAP ERP
• Experience with European suppliers
• Languages: Fluent English and Intermediate Spanish
• Great knowledge of Engineering terms in all languages listed above
• Experience in inventory management
• Experience in team management and employee development
• APICS certified (desired)
• 3 years required in same / similar position in a Multinational industry as a Material Planner or related role
• Manufacturing systems knowledge
• Inventory control knowledge
• Computer skills: Advance Microsoft Office, SAP
• Material planning and production scheduling experience(MRP & MPS)
• Logistics and supply chain knowledge and experience
• Experience with new product launches/component supply
• Experience with the Engineering change process
Additional Skills, Knowledge or Abilities (physical)
• Physical stamina to work long overtime hours consecutively
• Physical strength to lift and maneuver heavy parts
• Physical agility to reach and climb
• Hearing proficiency


We won’t be receiving any calls about this position.

Send resumes to: rdwinc@aol.com


Last edited on November 23, 2017