Materials Planner

ZF Friedrichshafen (TRW Windsor) - Windsor, ON (30+ days ago)

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Primary responsibility is to arrange timely delivery of materials based on production schedules while maintaining inventory levels.


  • Manage parts supply including problem resolution
  • Analyze supplier releases to ensure adequate production materials
  • Coordinate expedites of production material from suppliers as needed in support of established production requirements
  • Coordinate engineering changes and build schedules with suppliers and production
  • Identify potential inventory discrepancies and work closely with Materials manager
  • Communicate all material supply discrepancies to suppliers and appropriate salary personnel
  • Assist in all inventory activities
  • Work closely with Production and ensure clear communication of materials situations
  • Track and co-ordinate dunnage to supplier
  • Responsible for cycle counting
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of vendor scheduling and releasing with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an automotive/manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of FCA Systems; Blue Zone, QAD Supplier Portal, FCA Group E-Supplier, FCA Production Centre
  • Knowledge of transportation, customs and freight tenders.
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline (i.e.) Business Certificate or Business Degree
  • Excel/Word proficiency.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Adherence to Health, Safety and Environmental standards including the Occupational H&S Act
  • Adherence to Company Policies & Procedures
  • Achieve departmental targets as set by the department manager
  • Follow customer specific requirements as well as all guidelines in accordance with latest revision for IATF

Job Type: Full-time


  • Material Planning: 3 years (Required)