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Material Planner

Company: GKN Automotive
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Country:

United States

Work Location:

Newton

State:

North Carolina

Advertising End Date:

30 Jun 2021

Job Type:

Regular

About The Opportunity

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Key Responsibilities

Prevent production shortages while meeting KPI's

KPI's: Stock Turns, Supplier DSA, Freight Costs

Key Responsibilities

Analysis

Use analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain KPI's.

Analyze material requirements, orders, schedules, lead times, transportation type, and container quantities in order to calculate the most beneficial economic order quantity.

Provide analytical support for projects, new business opportunities, and proposals.

Analyze, review, and create scrap authorizations for materials deemed as obsolescent and/or excessive.

Data Management

Maintain MRP settings and Min/Max inventory levels in SAP and bolt on systems guided by lead time, ABC analysis, and targets set forth by the Vendor Management leader.

Supplier Management

Responsible for the coordination of material replenishment between the plant and the supply chain in order to meet the demands of the production schedule while maintaining targeted inventory levels.

Establish partnership with supplier counterparts.

Complete and maintain logistics protocol. Maintain contact, transportation, and lead time information in ERP and bolt on systems.

Track missed ASN's, shipments, and expedited shipments in order to initiate MCN to supplier quality and chargeback to at fault suppliers.

Hold biweekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings with targeted suppliers as set forth by Vendor Management Leader in order to proactively identify risks and work with supplier to mitigate impact to values stream.

Escalate part shortages to the value stream team in order to minimize impact.

Schedule and manage meetings with escalated suppliers, with the support of purchasing counterpart, in order to minimize the impact on value streams.

Transportation Management

Work with 3PL to manage and schedule transportation including Milk runs, weekly pickups, and expedited transportation as needed, in order to meet the demands of production.

Work with 3PL to reduce lead time, maximize transportation efficiencies, and minimize costs to GKN.

Continuous Improvement

Work with cross functional teams in order to identify, plan, and implement corrective actions throughout the facility.

Identify opportunities for improvement and lead cross functional teams in PDCA activities.

Responsible for communicating when there is an issue affecting the Environment, Health, Safety or Quality to his / her respective Manager

Qualifications Desired

Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or other related field. (Experience of 4 years with APICs CPIM or higher certification may supplement for education.)

APICS CPIM Certification, Management Experience in international material planning and management.

Strong skills in excel and other MS Office systems.

Strong communication skills, written and verbal.

Firm understanding of ERP systems and their operational functions and abilities.

Strong understanding of multilevel BOM structure.

Ability to clearly communicate with international suppliers.

SAP

3+ years' experience in international material planning and management

About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: GKN Automotive, Newton , Material Planner, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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