Material Planner II

Job Summary

Works under general direction and guidance of the Department Manager/Supervisor and is responsible for all planning and scheduling of manufactured and/or subcontracted parts utilizing an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system, while providing support to production, to tool manufacturing and to prototype manufacturing, as required. Provides direction to Production Schedulers and Material Handlers concerning daily production flow. Familiar with a variety of the organizational concepts, practices, and procedures, as well as, a complete understanding of material planning and control. his position relies on experience and judgment to organize, plan and accomplish department objectives with a wide degree of creativity and latitude expected to fulfill a variety of duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Reviews and analyzes inputs to include, but not limited to: Engineering Changes (EC), Engineering Orders (EO) and other requests to assist with internal and external customer requirements and needs.

Participates in activities required to fulfill customer expectations to include creating part masters, creating/manipulating BOM/Order bills, developing/initiating part acquisitions (make, buy, transfer, GFM) and control strategies, as well as, shipping of components.

Reviews/analyzes system ERP and other output reports and on-line screens to determine valid requirements, taking into consideration excess on-hand/work-in-process (WIP) material; approves/releases valid replenishment orders in a timely manner resulting in a steady/level flow to manufacturing.

Maintains valid part order policies, modifier, safety stock, issue codes and commodity codes as applicable; ensures applicable information is correctly assigned in Product Structure File.

Evaluates component lead-times compatible with the material management system; assists with resolving out-of-sync lead-times with manufacturing.

May assist with the development of project material strategies in order to maintain minimum inventory investment by maximizing turns as well as prudent planning during contract start-ups and change implementation; helps to identify situations that will reduce excess/obsolete inventory.

Coordinates and maintains “as-built” configuration through the use of appropriate change management tools.

Interfaces frequently with Procurement, Sub Contract Managers/Administrators , Engineering Support and Manufacturing as well as other LOB plant personnel to acquire components.

Provides support to other Material Planners, Production Schedulers and Material Handlers to facilitate continuous improvement with respect to material flow process.

Participates in establishing priorities for and coordinating transitional activities in support of new product production, equipment moves, and new process implementation, etc.

Participates in the development of capacity and manpower plans (direct labor); both short-term production plans with associated manpower requirements and long-term manpower plans for annual budgeting process.

Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications.

Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education High School Diploma or equivalent plus 8 years relevant experience in a planning/coordinating function; or relevant Associate’s degree plus additional 4 years experience; or relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 2 years experience.

Knowledge of blueprint reading, material requirements planning processes and concepts, enterprise resources planning processes and concepts, and capacity requirements planning processes & concepts.

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Good planning, time management and organization skills.

Sound interpersonal skills used when interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with Company personnel, customers, and suppliers.

Ability to use computers to prepare appropriate reports and documents. Proficiency in use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database development programs (such as Word, Excel and Access).

Ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Ability to develop/demonstrate research and presentation skills. Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers. Preferred Skills and Education Prefer experience with relevant applications in a defense environment.

APICS CPIM certification preferred.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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