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Contractor - Material Planner I

Yazaki • La Vergne, TN

Posted 4 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Other Great Industries
Strategy - Planning

Job Description

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.

Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Manage pipeline inventory to support customer requirements through analysis, planning, ordering, continual monitoring and occasional intervention while minimizing any extraordinary expenses associated with these steps.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

•         Manage Inventory Pipeline

•         Issue timely orders to manufacturing in the approved format with approved ordering parameters

•         Order and maintain inventory at target to reduce inventory cost

•         Strive for 100% delivery to the customer: with input from multiple internal departments, manufacturing and the customer, ensure customer coverage with the lowest cost option initiating management-approved premium freight if essential

•         Coordinate incoming timing with internal departments

•         Analyze and report delivery performance

•         Manage Premium Freight Order

•         Utilize appropriate processes and systems to log and order premium freight

•         Coordinate transportation requirements between multiple Yazaki groups and the customer

•         Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer

•         Manage Obsolescence / Balance Out

•         Order for zero obsolescence

•         Keep manufacturing on-point for minimal obsolescence as customer demand changes

•         Determine cost responsibility based on agreements or negotiations with manufacturing or the customer

•         Process customer claims and scrap quickly to minimize obsolescence and carrying costs

•         Act as the liaison for both the customer and manufacturing

•         Ensure timely responses to their communication

•         Assist customer with delivery issues

•         Support engineering changes with manufacturing and the customer

•         Inform customer of any impact to delivery or their build in a timely manner including support plans, commitment timing, recovery timing and root cause as required

•         Manage part registration in applicable system ensuring the system is ready to receive EDI and transmit orders to manufacturing

•         Manage late requests from the customer

•         Represent Production Control at customer and manufacturing meetings

•         Utilize customer systems as necessary

•         Complete required reports and metrics

•         Understand when escalation is required and appropriately initiate it

•         May monitor manufacturing’s output to plan for each Trial Event, updating the carline team on order status

•         May support specific prototype / preproduction meetings (e.g. component procurement / shortage and Supplier Readiness)

•         May coordinate shipment timing and special requirements with Distribution

•         May coordinate component consignments with manufacturing and the supplier

•         May process customer orders in applicable system as necessary

•         Support long-range and short-term group forecasts, goals, objectives, and priorities

•         Support other projects, tasks, and/or duties as assigned

Unique for Material Planner II and Senior Material Planner

•         Be recognized as your department’s subject matter expert by peers and customers

•         Exhibit natural leadership

•         Support / direct daily activities in the absence of the Supervisor

•         Mentor and train Material Planners as required

•         Aid other carlines

•         Represent PCD in process development with other Yazaki functions

•         Represent PCD in Functional Group or Business Units meetings and projects

Unique for Senior Material Planner

•         Lead core activities and initiatives to ensure improved business practice

•         Identify process gaps and support the development of their corrective actions 

•         Apply advanced knowledge of Yazaki Supply Chain: Capacity, Transfers, Transit Times, Warehousing

•         Evaluate supply chain economic impacts including extraordinary expenses and their recovery 



REQUIREMENTS

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related field or equivalent experience preferred

Certification Requirements:

Unique to Sr. Material Planner: APICS classes or certification preferred

Previous Experience:

Required minimum years of experience in Supply Chain or related field

  • I: None
  • II: 3-5 years
  • Sr: 5+ years

Preferred years of experience in Supply chain and project management or related field

  • I: 0 – 3 years
  • II: 5 years
  • Sr: 5+ years with Yazaki experience

Travel Requirements:

Both domestic and international travel could be required between Yazaki facilities and to customer and manufacturing sites

Language:

English is required for all Material Planners.  Spanish is required if a planner directly interacts with customers in Mexico.

Software:

SAP, Success Factors and Microsoft Suite

On Call Requirements:

During customer production hours including overtime, weekend hours and holidays. Extended work hours occasionally required to meet with parties in different time zones.

Physical Requirements:

Office position – primarily sedentary

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions)



FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

COMPENTENCIES

LEVEL

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Composure to meet the pressures of deadlines and requirements for multiple simultaneous projects

I

II

Sr

Computer savvy to effectively utilize work processing and spreadsheets

I

Sr

Focus to concentrate on data and paperwork while managing distractions and disruptions

I

II

Sr

Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with various levels of personnel both within the organization and externally and build cross-organizational support

I, II

Sr

Mental acumen to work on tasks requiring concentration and attention to detail

I, II

Sr

Organization and Time Management to prioritize and meet deadlines

I

II

Sr

Problem-solving skills to analyze systems and procedures to identify weaknesses and implement solutions

I

II

Sr

Unique to Sr. Material Planner:  Demonstrated proficiency in interpersonal and professional skills to work with others in a senior position

Sr

Unique to Sr. Material Planner:  International Supply Chain knowledge

Sr



LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

COMPENTENCIES

LEVEL

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

Establishes Vision and Direction

I

II

Sr.

Customer Driven

I, II

Sr.

Global Focus

I

II

Sr.

Consensus Building

I, II

Sr.

Builds Organizational Support

I

II

Sr.

Seeks Continuous Improvement

I

II

Sr.

Team Leadership

I

II

Sr.

Develops Self and Others

I

II

Sr.

Results Orientation

I

II

Sr.

Makes Tough Decisions

I

II

Sr.

Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.

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