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Materials Planning Coordinator

Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location: Ciudad Juarez, CHH, MX, 32697

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.


Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?


Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals

Primary Function

The purpose of this position is to meet the purchase requirements of raw materials, following up on specific projects. Also, is responsible for maintaining the inventory levels according to the established goals by Management, ensuring the information in the system is reliable regarding purchase orders.


  • Supervise/manage Materials Programmers, Jr Materials Planner and MRO/Tool Crib Purchase Supervisor.
  • Evaluate purchase requirements and steel and/or materials acquisition.
  • Plan steel and/or raw material purchase.
  • Develop the control of inventories.
  • Negotiate with suppliers the excess of materials and intervene in nonconforming product for product disposal.
  • Ensure to have the required steel and/or material to meet the production plan.
  • Notify, on a timely manner, in the event there is a steel and/or material shortage to react accordingly.
  • Assist in payments to suppliers.
  • Supervise and develop personnel.
  • Evaluate suppliers.
  • Follow up to specific projects.
  • Participate/lead continuous improvement projects.
  • Support and participate in any other project related to the role.


  • Bachelor's in Business or similar.
  • English 90% (capable of verbal communication and ability to write).
  • 2 years of proven leadership experience in a similar position.
  • Inventory management.
  • Legal aspects related to purchasing.
  • SAP.
  • Computer packages (MS Office).
  • Continuous improvement methodology.
  • Basic knowledge of the CTPAT program.
  • Accountability.
  • Conflict management.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans.

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