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Raw Material Planner

Company: Integrated Talent Strategies
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking a Raw Material Planner to work in the Ann Arbor, MI area.

The Raw Materials Planner will be responsible for driving process and systems improvements to optimize consistent and efficient delivery of raw materials to operations. This role will direct these efforts to put in place robust tools to manage correct inventory and replenishment levels contributing to schedule attainment and OTD. The position will work closely with operations and other areas within the Supply Chain function, as well as external suppliers and act a local MRP system expert.


  • Collaborate with the Scheduler to analyze and improve processes which plan, organize, and schedule external vendor deliveries. Monitor production volume in purchasing expectations proactively identifying risks of materials shortfalls or excess levels of material release to ensure the correct number of raw materials are available.
  • Identify shortfalls in processes which are used to manage raw material flow and accuracy producing recommendations for corrective actions and decreased risk of interruptions.
  • Assist the Materials Manager in the development of best supply chain practices and meaningful daily KPI reviews by identifying trends in material usage, as well as supplier constraints.
  • Work closely with plant operations as an inventory stakeholder, driving focus on accuracy, and consumption rates, communicating and negotiating directly with suppliers and ensuring high levels of service and address of problems/shortfalls in performance.
  • Collaborate with groups within the organization, including operations, quality, finance, and engineering, along with external suppliers to forecast potential problems and identify bottlenecks to meet customer requests.
  • Act as highly proficient local MRP resource ensuring optimized use of system capabilities, and provide inputs to senior reviews on system upgrade options.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Supply Chain or Business.
    • 1-2+ years related experience in Supply Chain required.
    • APICS certification preferred.
    • Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system preferred.

      About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)
      ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.
      Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for several decades.

Keywords: Integrated Talent Strategies, Ann Arbor , Raw Material Planner, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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