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Material Planner I
Ref No.: 18-09788
Location: Reno, Nevada

This is an office/clerical person. Prior computer experience (excel, word, email, etc. is important).

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is for a Production Planner/Admin at the Reno Manufacturing Plant supporting the Materials and Supply Chain team. This position has the responsibility to create, review, amend, and maintain attainable and effective production schedules for assigned products and product families. The production planner is expected to utilize system tools inclusive of material requirements planning and capacity planning to ensure that the supply chain is effective in meeting the needs of our customers while maintaining required delivery and inventory goals.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Execute MRP and the timely creation of shop orders to satisfy customer demand, achieve desired stocking levels and maintain flow of work on the factory floor.
• Communicate and coordinate with production supervisors and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required.
• Initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities related to production planning, customer service and inventory management. Participate as required in problem solving teams, kaizen events, cross functional committees, and multi-discipline initiatives.
• Review and maintain SAP data integrity inclusive of routings and bill of material accuracy.
• Communicate frequently and proactively with customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships.
• Manage and maintain inventory levels ensuring uninterrupted supply of parts while maintaining optimal inventory levels, along with ensuring customer reliability and meeting target inventory turns.
• Track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary
• Expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain.
• Inform management of potential production problems and assist in the implementation of both short and long term solutions.
• Analyzes forecasted demand to ensure safety stock and strategic inventory levels on finished goods are maintained.
• Perform planning functions required to achieve the timely and successful launch of new products and participate as assigned on new product development teams.
• Performs other related functions as required to achieve department and site objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Education or equivalent (GED)
• Computer skills including typing and Microsoft office suite.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE IN PLANNER ROLE
SAP EXPERIENCE