Huntsville, AL 35801
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.
The Supply Chain Planner executes the planning activities to optimize the balance of inventory across the supply chain network in line with target customer service levels, for the allocated portfolio of customer activity for which she/he is accountable.
Works directly with customers to gain an understanding of their planning system and how Benchmark and the customer s processes interact.
Participates on the Customer Focus Team as the Supply Chain Department representative and support development of planning processes to support department, business unit and divisional goals.
Abides by the Company standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all materials department functions.
Maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to assigned customer, while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges and maximizing inventory turnover.
Owns and maintains the ERP parameters, which drive optimum component and assembly planning.
Monitors and reports on current and projected inventory levels at both the component and assembly level for assigned customer and generate action plans to ensure that site inventory goals are achieved.
Tracks and reports on excess and obsolete inventory and drives disposition in compliance with the customer agreement.
Performs What if analyses to aid in optimal scheduling, priorities and decision making.
Analyzes potential impact of forecast and production schedule changes on component procurement and production volume.
Ensures consistency between customer demand information, monthly sales forecast and production build schedule.
Works with Scheduler to establish a production schedule for each order and communicate/resolve issues related to discrepancies between the requested and promised due date.
Interfaces with customers, suppliers and internal resources for management of AVL choices and alternates in order to monitor or reduce product cost or inventory levels.
Manages EOL and other assurance of supply issues and support Engineering changes and New Product Introduction.
Monitors material market conditions, develop, and communicate plans to mitigate risk to customer schedule.
Interfaces daily with Buyer assigned to customer team to communicate schedule changes, ECO activity, and urgent component requirements.
Contributes to cost reduction program by making viable business recommendations and process improvement ideas.
Manages component throughput product life cycle (PLC).
Participates and provide input to supplier scorecard reviews.
Participates and provide input to customer quarterly business reviews.
Creates and maintain tracking tools for cost reduction initiatives, BOM health improvement, and NPI and EOL component planning.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Effective interpersonal skills
Effective multitasking skills and the ability to take on additional responsibilities as required.
Effective organization and prioritization skills
Demonstrate high attention to detail.
Ability to work with diverse groups.
Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment and professionalism.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and guidance, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools.
Strong customer service and client focus
Working knowledge of productivity tools, including Microsoft Office products and WebEx conferencing software
Understanding of the extended process of material procurement, capacity planning, inventory analysis and advanced planning techniques.
Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (Baan or equivalent)
Effective analytical, planning and organizational skills
3-5 years in purchasing or planning accounts/commodities.
APICS certification preferred.
Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required.
Effective negotiation and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrate confidentiality and the ability to represent the company in a professional manner.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when representing the company in supply chain decisions.
Knowledge of billing practices and controls.
General computer knowledge including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience (purchasing or planning accounts/commodities) with a bachelor s degree; or 3 years and a master s degree.
Geographical Location:Alabama: Huntsville
Physical Location: Huntsville, AL
Work Schedule: M-F 0800-1700