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Material Planner I
Ref No.: 18-17585
Location: Reno, Nevada


Client's Cooper B-Line division is currently seeking a Production Planner. This position is based at our Reno, NV facility.

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. This position is also responsible to support the facility safety, quality and cost objectives. The production planner has a significant impact on customer service and shop floor activity and therefore must be a creative thinker with sound decision making ability that acts with the customer in mind.

Making what matters work at Client takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

You will 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.
You will communicate and coordinate with production supervisors and purchasing teams to ensure schedule adherence and recovery if required.
You will 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.
You will review and maintain SAP data integrity inclusive of routings and bill of material accuracy.
You will communicate frequently and proactively with customer service teams to meet or exceed customer expectations and establish effective relationships.
You will participate in lean daily management system (LDMS) activities and support the factory tier process as required.
You will manage and maintain inventory levels ensuring uninterrupted supply of parts while maintaining days on hand goal levels.
You will track progression of production orders, investigate factors that affect schedules, and modify plans as necessary
You will expedite critical orders throughout the supply chain.

Required (Basic) Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution is required
Minimum 1 year of related experience within the supply chain function is required
Candidates must be authorized to work in the Client States without sponsorship.
No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Reno, NV will be considered

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain from an accredited institution.
3 + years of related experience within the supply chain function, preferably in planning/scheduling.
SAP business system experience.
APICS/CPIM certification.
Experience in MRP planning.
Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
Ability to conceptualize, define and resolve complex problems.
Excellent analytical, problem solving and facilitation skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills and customer service skills.
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to effectively interface with production, customer service, and management.