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Material Planner in Hammond, IN at GTA

Date Posted: 3/11/2019

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Job Description

Title: Material Planner
Job ID:   18-00753  (LR-REQ-00639)
Location: Hammond, IN
Pay Rate: Open and Highly Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of Hire: Contract
Position Summary:  
Seeking Material Planner who possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or a related field.
 Will be responsible for all production material requirements planning and procurement necessary to support plant production needs
This is long term contract position with our client who is a who is  one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive interior systems and components including complete seating systems, electronic products and electrical distribution systems.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Communicates delivery schedules with vendors and monitors their status to ensure uninterrupted production with minimal inventory.
  • Maintains system inventory records, enters transactions and administers regular MRP/RPS processing to determine and communicate material needs.
  • Conduct weekly processing of MRP and RPS in system.
  • Prepare material release schedules for communication to vendors and monitor their on-time delivery as needed.
  • Review vendor delivery performance and update SRS.
  • Maintain records of excess transportation cost for vendor issues.
  • Coordinate with engineering and purchasing the introduction of new part numbers and phase-out of obsolete material during product launch.
  • Prepare obsolescence claims and supporting documentation.
  • Monitor and reconcile cum discrepancies with vendors.
  • Input inventory transactions for material movement and inventory adjustments
  • Review and establish safety stock or bank levels of material when necessary.
  • Maintain relevant system records including planning parameters and purchasing information.
  • Review purchased material inventory levels on a regular basis to maximize inventory turns and optimize vendor delivery performance.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Make recommendation and contributions toward continuous improvements

Position Requirements:
  •  Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or a related field.
  • Minimum three years of automotive experience in materials or production planning.
  • Experience with computerized MRP systems and familiarity with EDI preferred.
  • Must have solid communication and problem-solving skills in a team environment
GTA Questions:  
  1. Do you have automotive experience in materials or production planning?( if yes, how many years?)
  2. Do you have experience working in a unionized environment ?
  3. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?
  4. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  5. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  6. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?
  7. What is your 'acceptable and 'ideal base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  8. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  9. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  10. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years. 

Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or have been placed by GTA at one of our clients, we will not be able to entertain moving you. However, we are hopeful that you may know someone else who is qualified and as such you would still be eligible for our generous referral bonus program detailed below.
If you are able to refer a person we do hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job between 90 days to 180 days, depending on customer payment terms.


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