Materials Planner

INNIO - Welland, ON (30+ days ago)

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As a Materials Planner for the manufacturing site, you will be responsible for planning purchased components from external suppliers to ensure adequate material stream to meet customer demand and inventory goals. You will act as pivot point between the Demand Leader, Materials, Schedulers, and Buyers to plan and prioritize incoming material based on changing demand requirements or supplier capacity. This is a cross-functional role that utilizes functional expertise, analytical thinking, and the ability to adapt and prioritize quickly.

At INNIO, we offer you:
An innovative and international connected working environment
Flexible working model and structure
Comprehensive benefits package
Tuition reimbursement
Company matched RRSP program
Onsite gym facility
An upbeat atmosphere with a collaborative cross-functional team

In this position, you will be responsible to:
Translate Service and New Unit demand into supply requirements to meet customer demand, and inventory goals for the Welland - Waukesha business unit.
Understand pacing towards production/sales goals with ability to assess risk to meeting objectives
Help define and execute “plan for every part” strategy, including economic order quantities, reorder points, or other planning parameters among all Waukesha inventory organizations to optimize inventory and customer on time delivery
Balance inventory among all organizations. Determine if parts need to be ordered from supplier or if inventory can be shifted between locations to satisfy demand
Work cross functionally with purchasing/sourcing functions to ensure parts with upcoming demands are sourced in a timely manner to meet production/service needs.
Act as pivot point between Demand Leaders/Master Schedulers, Materials, Logistics, and Buyers to help prioritize incoming material based on changing demand requirements or supplier capacity. Make trade-off decisions as required.
Work closely with Inventory Manager to roll up inventory estimates, establish operating plans, and implement optimization projects
Collaborate with scheduler for shortage resolution and determine root cause and preventative planning actions
Support phase-in/phase-out and new product introductions. Close interaction with product management, engineering, sourcing, and other functions to execute flawlessly
Subject-matter expert in Oracle ERP/ASCP and inventory planning strategy
Analyze inventory levels, usage patterns, and planning parameters (lead time, order quantities, etc.) to determine and implement opportunities to improve KPIs
Lead and/or participate in process improvement projects
Work with Sourcing and Manufacturing to define make/buy strategy based on full-cost models

Your profile:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with supply chain focus or related field (or 7+ years of comparable industry experience)
3+ years direct experience working with Material Requirements Planning module (Oracle preferred)
Direct experience working in a manufacturing/shop floor environment
Must be a collaborative team player, willing to take ownership of decisions and be a results-oriented self-starter
Demonstrated ability to motivate, influence people across a complex matrixed organization, drive change at all levels of the organization, and excel in fast paced business environment
Must be able to work effectively in all environments
Consistent track record of meeting / exceeding key performance objectives
Demonstrated ability to organize, assess, prioritize tasks, risks, resources, milestones and deliverables with frequently changing priorities
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and coordinate several projects simultaneously
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated strong customer service and detail-oriented mindset
Demonstrated ability to work independently under tight time deadlines