Plant Materials Analyst

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Location
Lexington, KY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Degree
Bachelor
Date
Jul 17, 2017
Job ID
2502526
Plant Materials Analyst Summary:  The Materials Analyst is responsible for ordering raw material, monitoring inventory levels, lead times and lot sizes.  They are also involved with evaluating planned and proposed material/process changes; identifying and resolving supplier problems; and involved with new launches within a JIT (just in time) environment. 
 
 
Plant Materials Analyst Responsibilities:
  • Inventory management of raw material for on-hand safety stock levels, accuracy and build-out timing.
  • Issues and expedites order releases or shop orders to meet production schedules and maintains proper inventory levels.
  • Plans and coordinates introduction of new parts and phase out of old parts considering current inventory levels and established urgency of change.
  • Investigates and resolves discrepancies between shipments and orders & in constant communication with suppliers.
  • Responsible for cycle counting to maintain inventory accuracy.
  • Oversees procurement of parts and materials to ensure timely delivery.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the Materials Requisition Program (MRP) system as it relates to inventories, production planning, and order fulfillment.
  • Investigates causes of significant discrepancies in order to prevent recurrence.
  • Identifies potential slow moving inventory for review and disposition.
  • Maintains adequate inventories to support operations while minimizing inventory investments.
  • Assists with the receiving department and the storage of raw materials throughout the plant.
  • Provides oversight for inbound/outbound logistics and inventory control.
  • Defers or expedites orders depending on production needs.
  • Manages perpetual inventory against physical count of stock and adjusts errors and investigates variances.
  • Responsible for inventory goals and measurements to drive high inventory turns.
  • Follows safety regulations and enforces compliance with company safety rules and regulations. 
 
 
 
Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) is required.
  • Must have recent experience in Automotive Industry.
  • 3-5 years experience in Materials Planning or related field.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.