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Materials Planner Supervisor

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

A.O. Smith / Johnson City, TN


Why A. O. Smith? 

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 


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 supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.
What You Will Do

As the Materials Planner Supervisor, you will be responsible for all aspects of the raw material planning process in a lean manufacturing environment including but not limited to; communication with suppliers and internal customers to insure all raw material needs to support production requirements. In addition, you will ensure customer order delivery commitments are met while achieving company cost, lead time, and inventory reduction goals.

What You Will Be Responsible For
  • Proactively manage the inventory of the commodities for which they are responsible in a manner that minimizes inventory levels while meeting production needs. 
  • Expedites material when necessary to cover spikes in demand.
  • Analyze and eliminate slow-moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Reviews Engineering Change Notices and takes necessary actions to manage product transitions while minimizing obsolescence.
  • Analyze MRP and forecast data, generate purchase orders, and manage Kanban’s to meet production needs with minimal inventory investment.
  • Communicates company requirements to suppliers as well as internal customers.
  • Resolves issues with suppliers relative to material availability and quality.
  • Coordinates material shipments with internal and external logistics services.
  • Identifies and communicates material supply issues that may affect production schedules.
  • Identifies and develops improved material supply processes to support lean initiatives.
  • Prepare detailed production schedules in accordance with required volumes, plant capacity and materials availability.
  • Control actual figures of production and prepares schedule adjustments whenever required.
  • Is able to prioritize specific customer orders and if necessary, revises production schedules.
  • Allocates manpower, equipment, materials, and machines
  • Complies records of production reports on volume, materials, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What You Will Bring
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of related work experience 
  • CPM or APICS certification preferred.  Willingness to achieve certification required.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills via written and oral
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing processes
What We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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