Lead Materials Planner

INNIO - Welland, ON (30+ days ago)

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As a Lead 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 Waukesha business unit.
Understand pacing towards production/sales goals with the ability to assess risk to meeting business objectives
Help define and execute a “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
Lead process improvement projects within the planning team to drive production and inventory goals.
Refine and track planning metrics to fairly and accurately measure planning team’s success/improvement areas.
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 and sourcing functions to ensure parts with upcoming demands are sourced in a timely manner to meet production and service needs.
Work closely with Inventory Manager to roll up inventory estimates, establish operating plans, and implement optimization projects
Collaborate with schedulers to resolve shortages and determine root cause and executed on preventative planning actions
Lead planning efforts on phase-in and phase-out and new product introductions through close interaction with product management, engineering, sourcing, and other functions to execute flawlessly
Act as a 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
Work with Sourcing and Manufacturing to define make/buy strategies 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 or in a shop floor environment
Direct experience leading and implementing Lean/Continuous Improvement projects.
High degree of functional knowledge on developing and tracking KPIs
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
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated strong customer service and detail-oriented mindset
Demonstrated ability to work independently under tight time deadlines